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I was just wondering, is the Asus EEE a bit too small for serious typing (4+ Hours a day) at screen or keyboard size?
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My father in law has 1 and yes, it would reallllly suk to type that much, unless you got a usb keyboard that worked on it. His is a net cruizer.
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the new eee is coming out with a bigger screen... if you need to you can get a usb keyboard even though it is a bit of a hassle
    
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I had an EEE PC 4G Surf and I found that doing work on it was alot more strenuous then I would have liked. My hands would get cramped and eyes would need a break after an hour or two. Overall I was very happy with my EEE PC but I sold it to get a tablet pc this summer.
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why are some of you waiting for a bigger eee? isn't it designed to be super small?
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why are some of you waiting for a bigger eee? isn't it designed to be super small?
because its coming out
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why are some of you waiting for a bigger eee? isn't it designed to be super small?
If you are referring to the 'bigger' Eee pc 900, in fact its physically then same size as the Eee pc 701 (give or take a few mm here and there). It has a bigger screen 8.9" vs. 7" and more powerful hardware underneath, ie more ram, bigger storage and the processor while the same basic chip is not under-clocked liked its smaller siblings.

So bigger better screen, more powerful hardware and it the same cute little package. Of course the price tag has been increased in size too

Hope that helps

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If you have smaller hands it would be somewhat okay, but having tried out an EEE, I feel the keyboard is pretty low quality, not considering it's size. It flexes a lot and is not comfortable to type on, even for someone like me with smaller hands. The screen was okay, but it became a bit straining to look at it for more than an hour or two. The only laptop keyboard I have ever felt comfortable typing on for more than 3 or 4 hours in a row has been an IBM ThinkPad's keyboard. You can get a used or refurbished T40/T42 for about the same price as an EEE, and you'll get a whole lot more laptop for the money, along with a 14 inch screen.
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Wait for the Atom EEEPC900. Bigger screen, bigger keyboard, more ram, and the new Jesus-chip, the Intel Atom. Diamondville is supposed to kick a Via's ass at the same clocks, up to 4 x improvement.

A tad more expensive, but still very affordable. I'm waiting for next september, when classes start again.
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Wonders why you mention the Atom kicking the Via ass?..The Eee PC comes with an Intel Celeron. I'm hoping the Atom Eee will be an improvement over the current model, but it remains to be seen.
    
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