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I've actually been thinking of replacing my MacBook with an MSI Wind now that I have a desktop machine now.
 
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Thanks for the info. I'm going to hold off for a little while, maybe reshuffle my computers around to bring the laptop upstairs.
    
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If it's being used in bed and around the house don't buy an EEE. Buy any other 14 or 15" screen-based laptop. All of the benefits of an EEE are lost here. The portability isn't a big deal because it will mostly be in one room. Also, you don't need a power-efficient SSD like in the EEE because whatever laptop you have in the bedroom can be plugged in all the time.

One thing to keep in mind - the EEE has a minuscule keyboard - your wife will have to form little claws with her hands to type, unless her hands are already quite small.

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Originally Posted by e_dogg View Post
INCORRECT that's an 8.9" screen .
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does anyone know how the keys are on the 900 models? Im looking into buying one for school so i have something small and portable, but i want to make sure that the keys are not to squishy on the keyboard, that is my biggest peev with laptops.
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lol... make a new thread >.>
    
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I thought about getting an Asus EEE, however I found a nearly identical laptop for $100... and its 7 years old.

Dell Latitude L400. It can take a max of 256 mb of RAM and has a 700 mhz CPU, so it is no super computer. However a $20 new battery off ebay will give it ~4-5 hour battery life reading an e-book, and a $20 wifi card will give it wireless access.

I am currently running Xbuntu, however I could imagine a stripped down Suse might run alright as well. Or just XP.

Best of all it is cheaper, thinner, and has pretty much a full size keyboard.
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post #17 of 17
I've been following this whole affordable ultraportable game since the first EEE pc came out.
Skip on the EEE, it was the first, but now its no longer the greatest
the best one out right now (including affordability) is the MSI wind
you might wait for a Dell offering because it also looks promising
but if you can't wait, just get the MSI wind
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