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K, my high school graduation is right around the corner, and I have college in July, which means it's time for me to get a laptop. I was looking at the Asus Eee and I wanted to know what you guys think about it, pros, cons, whatever.

I heard there is a 9" version coming out soon, is there any differences between the 9" and the 7" besides screen size? Should I wait a little bit to get the 9"?

All input is appreciated
Thanks guys
-Cody
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Honestly, I had a 12" dell when I was traveling a lot. And I found it really difficult to read the screen after sitting infront of it for over an hour. The screen size will be a problem. I dont wear glasses either, and I still strained. I would look into getting something easier to work on. I use a 14.1" laptop for school and it is perfect, not to large and not too small.
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The 9 inch that is coming out will be using the new Intel Atom processor. It also ships with XP IIRC. I'm thinking about getting one of these EEE's myself. Before I recommend it to you, I would like to know what you are going to college for? This is a great notebook for web surfing and document editing, and from what I've heard they run pretty fast (especially if you put some extra ram in it). If that's all your going to do, then you'll be fine. But, if your going to be living in the dorms and want to play games in your downtime, you might want to get a more conventional laptop.
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New version is rumored to be out as soon as later this month (2nd half of April) in Taiwan. It won't have the Atom but will have the updated screen, touchpad, etc....

The new ones in June/July will be very nice and worth waiting for.
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I probably should have shared what I was going to school for.
I'm going to DeVry for web production and design. I will be using text editors, compilers, some Photoshop, the internet of course, etc. Devry doesn't have dorms and what not, I will only be there for 3-5 hours a day, still unsure of my schedule. I'm not going to use this laptop for gaming, that's where my PC comes in handy

I'm liking the input so far. I've used ~11" laptops before, and I got used to them fairly quickly. The screen size shouldn't be an issue.
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there are also a good amount of eee pc compeditors with models ready to come out if you really wanted one.

but i really suggest a conventional laptop with a standard size screen such as 14.1 or around there.
    
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I probably should have shared what I was going to school for.
I'm going to DeVry for web production and design. I will be using text editors, compilers, some Photoshop, the internet of course, etc. Devry doesn't have dorms and what not, I will only be there for 3-5 hours a day, still unsure of my schedule. I'm not going to use this laptop for gaming, that's where my PC comes in handy

I'm liking the input so far. I've used ~11" laptops before, and I got used to them fairly quickly. The screen size shouldn't be an issue.
I absolutely love mine but I'm an education major and have no need for more advanced programs like Photoshop. Quite frankly, I would not want to use mine for any sort of graphics work. I have enough trouble picking out details on pictures when I'm trying to make a Power Point presentation. The screen works well for documents and the internet but the resolution is just too low for that sort of work.
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I absolutely love mine but I'm an education major and have no need for more advanced programs like Photoshop. Quite frankly, I would not want to use mine for any sort of graphics work. I have enough trouble picking out details on pictures when I'm trying to make a Power Point presentation. The screen works well for documents and the internet but the resolution is just too low for that sort of work.
You did bring up a good point with photoshop and the eee's resolution though.

Meh, so confused. I'm still unsure of how much I'm going to be using Photoshop, or similar programs. I know more than 50% of what I'll be doing will be html, css, asp, etc.
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If a UMPC is what your looking for I'd wait till the new HP mini-note comes out , it seems to have the perfect price to performance ratio. I'm looking into getting the 550$ Linux version.
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for graphics work you will probably want a bigger screen, better vid card, and for photoshop, you'll want windows/mac in particular. Also, with a more conventional laptop, you'll get a faster processor that will do any compiling work a lot faster. you could then also dual boot windows + linux if you were wanting the linux feel of everything. a 14.1 would probably perfect, as I think my 15.4 is sometimes a little bulky, and 17 is just too flipping big to be portable.
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