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im liking the HP one-note, and the MSI wind... The dell offering looks sweet, but im still looking for what the specs will be on that thing...

the ASUS 901 is kinda borderline. it MIGHT be worth it at the $549 entry price, and put your own copy of windows on it.
Why would anyone want Windows on this, for what you are using it for, Linux is the perfect choice, you don't need to run games on it, and it'll run faster.
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For that $650 you should get GMA X3100 in it.


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Why would anyone want Windows on this, for what you are using it for, Linux is the perfect choice, you don't need to run games on it, and it'll run faster.
Yes, why would anyone buy a laptop for entertainment reasons.
Please tell us more what to do.
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For that $650 you should get GMA X3100 in it.



Yes, why would anyone buy a laptop for entertainment reasons.
Please tell us more what to do.
Yeah. Because I can see how games are going to run at real speed on an EeePC. My point is, any game that will run on the EeePC will be simple enough there will be a linux version (pacman and the like) or old enough it'll work under WINE.

I honestly meant that as a question, why would anyone want Windows on an EeePC?
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Yeah. Because I can see how games are going to run at real speed on an EeePC. My point is, any game that will run on the EeePC will be simple enough there will be a linux version (pacman and the like) or old enough it'll work under WINE.

I honestly meant that as a question, why would anyone want Windows on an EeePC?
Considering the only difference now i DX10, then unless you want to play DOOM on it, then you don't need windows. Just stick with linux. You can do all of your entertainment on Linux too.
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Yeah. Because I can see how games are going to run at real speed on an EeePC. My point is, any game that will run on the EeePC will be simple enough there will be a linux version (pacman and the like) or old enough it'll work under WINE.

I honestly meant that as a question, why would anyone want Windows on an EeePC?
I own a EEE 701. I play counterstrike 1.6, SoF 2, Pangya, No one lives forever, Stepmania, Frets on Fire, Serious sam series,.... Do I need to keep going?

This is why I run windows on my EEE. When I have breaks in between college classes I play some counterstrike or something. Mind you I had to overclock my eee to 1ghz, but the games listed above (and more) run perfectly smooth and playable. (30fps +)

They might not have the eye candy turned on, but they are still fun.
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I own a EEE 701. I play counterstrike 1.6, SoF 2, Pangya, No one lives forever, Stepmania, Frets on Fire, Serious sam series,.... Do I need to keep going?

This is why I run windows on my EEE. When I have breaks in between college classes I play some counterstrike or something. Mind you I had to overclock my eee to 1ghz, but the games listed above (and more) run perfectly smooth and playable. (30fps +)

They might not have the eye candy turned on, but they are still fun.
Hmmm... maybe it has more power than I thought.

Still, you realise Frets on Fire is FOSS and works perfectly under Linux, and most of those should run under WINE.
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run perfectly smooth and playable. (30fps +)
I guess it depends person to person, but I don't call 30FPS "playable" by any means...

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most of those should run under WINE.
While I recommend Linux for such usage as an EEE is meant for anyway, if they want games, let them have their beloved windows.
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I guess it depends person to person, but I don't call 30FPS "playable" by any means...



While I recommend Linux for such usage as an EEE is meant for anyway, if they want games, let them have their beloved windows.
They can use what they want, of course. Just giving an opinion and information.
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Dahhh.... $650?

I can get an actual laptop for that much
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30 fps is definately playable. finding the difference between 30 and 50 fps is next to impossible, and anything higher IS impossible. especially for those games, which arent exactly super eye candy (ive only played cs 1.6 so i cant speak for the others, but 1.6 isnt an eye candy game. its just a super insanely fun one)
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