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Except a "real" laptop is way bigger than an Asus Eee.
But also more powerful.
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I want 6 hours or more of battery life, or forget it.
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I could have sworn I saw a review somewhere saying it was starting at the 349$ price range, with links to some evendors that already had it. Maybe it was bull****?
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I could have sworn I saw a review somewhere saying it was starting at the 349$ price range, with links to some evendors that already had it. Maybe it was bull****?
$349 would be a dream XD.

I'm not sure how this thing is spoused to preform?

900Mhz doesn't sound very good..
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Originally Posted by xxhaloownerxx View Post
$349 would be a dream XD.

I'm not sure how this thing is spoused to preform?

900Mhz doesn't sound very good..
Pretty sure it's at 1.3ghz for this one? I need to find that review. Googling like mad atm
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Pretty sure it's at 1.3ghz for this one? I need to find that review. Googling like mad atm
It's the same 900MHz Celeron as the 701 models. At least it runs at the stock speed rather than underclocked to 630MHz like in the 701 models. 900MHz is good enough for anyone running Linux (I'm even fine running Linux on a 300MHz Pentium II).


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Anyone expecting the new Intel Atom CPUs in the Eee PC 900 will be sorely disappointed. This iteration uses the same Intel Celeron 900MHz CPU as the old 701, but it now has the backing of 1GB of DDR 400 RAM -- twice as much as you got in its predecessor. The geek inside us yearns for an Atom -- or similar -- CPU, but we'll have to wait until at least the summer before Asus updates the Eee again. In the meantime, we'll thank our lucky stars Asus didn't opt for a VIA C7-M CPU as seen in the Packard Bell EasyNote XS.
http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,...96523-2,00.htm

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There are some big changes inside too, although the CPU isn't one of them. Despite the fact that many of us were hoping that the Eee PC 900 would be sporting Intel's new Atom chip, unfortunately it's not. In fact the basic platform is unchanged from the original model, with a 900MHz Intel Celeron processor residing in a 915GM based motherboard - hardly cutting edge, but more than capable of the job at hand.
http://www.trustedreviews.com/notebo...-Eee-PC-900/p3
    
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I don't even want to know what Atom would do to the price. We all know the solid-state memory probably added a Benjamin or something.

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But also more powerful.
It's smaller, which in some cases is more important than a drop in performance. Jeez anyone could tell us the EEE isn't very powerful...
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post #18 of 28
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It's smaller, which in some cases is more important than a drop in performance. Jeez anyone could tell us the EEE isn't very powerful...
I can appreciate sarcasm as much as the next guy, but in this case it isn't warranted. For starters, the comment was that the cost was as much as a low-end regular laptop, which somebody commented was also bigger than the Eee PC. I merely pointed out that with that increased size comes more computing power. In other words, I pointed out that it is a trade off. The point of the Eee PC is as much having a portable computer as it is having a low-cost computer. Since it is no longer low-cost, you have to consider getting more power for the money you spend, even if that means getting a bigger laptop. I'm sure there were other comments I've made that would have warranted more negative attention from you than this one.
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Its gor for checking emails and doing some word prpcesing but nothing more. You get tired fast from the small keybourd.
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I don't even want to know what Atom would do to the price. We all know the solid-state memory probably added a Benjamin or something.



It's smaller, which in some cases is more important than a drop in performance. Jeez anyone could tell us the EEE isn't very powerful...
Actually the Atom costs considerably less than the Celeron they are using. It also uses less power so we're getting better battery life.


Oh and for comparison, a 4GB Eee PC 701 with 1GB ram and a 16GB SDHC card costs $480. So for $70 we're getting a 40% larger screen, a larger touch pad with multitouch, an extra MP on the webcam.


I agree though, its too much. I'd say $450 would be the most I would be willing to pay for one. Lets hope that the Atom versions with standard HDDs cut the costs.

Also, while the Celly was surprisingly good at 800x480, I think it will struggle for gaming at 1024x768, so lets hope the Atom's being used in the Eee are the 1.6GHz multithreaded versions.

Again, hopefully I'll be able to pick up a 701 from an early adopter for cheap.
    
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