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#1 hog

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 06:37 AM

The more I read about it the more I want one (8GB SSD 1GB RAM model). I guess it would be pretty useful at university and I could use it in the subway and bus, and it's so small and lightweight! I think I've fallen in love...

But is it really worth it or you guys think I should be better off with a cheapo laptop? For the same price I could get one with a DVD player and much more storage, but the Eee PC looks like the absolute hassle-free, easy to use and stable laptop. I mean there's no Dell or HP crap (which you always have problems when you try to uninstall them)...

I get a free 2GB SD card if I buy it at NCIX.com :giggle:

Also there is supposed to be a larger screen model to be released... Interesting, but will cost more I presume...

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 07:16 AM

I'd wait a few months for the new Intel Atom processor. Just about every manufacturer will be making ultra-portables based on it.

But if you don't want to wait, I've heard the Eee PC is pretty cool. The screen seems awfully small though.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 07:43 PM

Hi hog,
I went to the ASUS site and the thingy looks pretty cool but I really don't need it. I have my systems at home, at the office, a sync'd PDA, and a wireless lappy. Granted, the Eee is MUCH smaller and lighter than my Sager lappy but would still be a redundancy but a serious consideration should the Sager bite the dust. :giggle:

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 08:47 PM

View Postbrewin, on Apr 25 2008, 03:16 AM, said:

I'd wait a few months for the new Intel Atom processor. Just about every manufacturer will be making ultra-portables based on it.

But if you don't want to wait, I've heard the Eee PC is pretty cool. The screen seems awfully small though.
This looks very interesting, thanks for the heads up. I'll look closely at what will happen with that... After all, I wouldn't really use it until September when University begins so I can wait.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 01:27 AM

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But is it really worth it or you guys think I should be better off with a cheapo laptop?

You would certainly get more lappy for your cash :giggle:

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 02:48 AM

Buy a conventional laptop

I have a friend with one and he found it interesting for a very short time and hasn't liked it much past the initial purchase, novelty wears off quickly it seems, I would go for a cheaper lappy.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:05 AM

www.dell.com/outlet baby...sure it took them 3 times to get it right, but ohhhh baby! :giggle:

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 04:10 PM

If you like it- buy it!

Personally, I would wait till the price drops a little more.
But if you really like it then go for it.
And if money is not a problem then I would suggest this upgrade-





It makes it really cool.

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 06:20 PM

wow, now that is slick :graduated:

#10 hog

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 02:40 AM

You say cool? I say GREAT! :graduated:

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:36 AM

Yep- E-bay has them for $41.00 + $9.00 shipping= $50

Edited by Roadrunner, 28 April 2008 - 06:47 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:30 PM

View PostRoadrunner, on Apr 28 2008, 02:36 AM, said:

Yep- E-bay has them for $41.00 + $9.00 shipping= $50
That's nice! I will wait though and see what happens with the Atom processor and look for new models/prices. If I ever buy an Eee PC I will install a touchscreen though that's for sure.




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