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as you can see BlankThis is from Canada so show him some canadian deals .
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...01100&CatId=17

Merci beaucoup

2GB SSD... How big is Vista Basic?

I think it's probably close to 5GB's isn't it?



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I had an EEE PC and really liked it but the screen size and 2 hour battery life became somewhat of a bother. I sold it to get the EEE PC 900 Linux but right now I am look the MSI Wind. The $500 model has 10" screen, XP, Atom Proc, 1GB Ram, 80GB, and 6 cell battery for about 5 hours of battery. No SSD option but looks to be awesome from the reviews. For what you described the EEE PC would work great. You have to be careful though some models don't upgradable RAM so check here http://wiki.eeeuser.com/eee_pc_701#models
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Battery life is SUPER important for me... On the mid-range Eee's (4GB and 8GB) it says I should get 3 to 3.5hrs which isn't bad but I'd like more...

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Looks like the 4GB is my best bet

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I don't know all the prices, but the ones I know that rival the EEE pc are:

HP mininote - http://h40059.www4.hp.com/hp2133/

Everex Cloudbook - http://www.everex.com/products/cloudbook/cloudbook.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CloudBook

MSI Wind - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSI_Wind_PC

Dell E - http://gizmodo.com/5016086/dells-min...d-e-and-e-slim

They have a Ubuntu version that was made for the EEE, it's called EEEbuntu or something like that.

I was thinking about getting an EEE pc. But now I have seen the competiton and I'm liking the MSI Wind and Mini note better.
What, free Eee wallpaper doesn't help get you in the mood to buy an Eee? Geesh...
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To give you credit I checked it out and didn't really like it...

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What's the expected battery life? I read it's about 3-3.5 hours but can you improve that? Does it get better with XP?

What's needed to load Vista on it?

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Size isn't really a big deal as long as I can fit Vista Basic on it eventually

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The Vista installation requires the HD to have 15gb of free space, even if it doesn't use all of it. I think vLite can get rid of the requirement for you, but I haven't tried it. Either way you absolutely need to use it to run Vista comfortably on an EEE, otherwise it will run like you installed XP on a 486.

And yes, Vista decreases overall battery life. And you'll spend a lot of time doing nothing on it because it will be running slow. I suggest sticking with XP if you want windows.


And the big differences between the models are:

- The 2G's (and I think 4G surf's too) RAM is soldered on, so you can't upgrade from 512MB. The 4G and 8G are upgradable to 2GB.
- The 4G and 8G's have a longer battery life
- The 8G is the only model which has a replacable hard drive, all the other ones have it soldered on.

So yeah, the 4G is the lowest you'd be comfortable with I think.
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Hey it's my bud Manyak! Long time no see!

Will XP also shorten the battery life?

I would really like 4 hours... I would consider the MSI Wind for the battery length but I'm broke and trying to keep it at like $450 to $500.

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Hey it's my bud Manyak! Long time no see!

Will XP also shorten the battery life?

I would really like 4 hours... I would consider the MSI Wind for the battery length but I'm broke and trying to keep it at like $450 to $500.

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XP will give about the same battery usage as the original OS (give or take a few minutes).

But you can use nLite to strip down XP and get rid of all the excess crap you don't need on it. It will help increase the battery life because the PC won't do as much work, and let you be more productive with the battery you have because it will run faster.

Here is a guide on stripping XP for the EEE. It also gives you a few good tweaks to virtual memory and browser settings and what not. You may want to change a few settings depending on your needs, but it should be fine.
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