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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:06 pm 
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But this is Intel, not Via. Via haven't exactly got a reputable track record.


So what? That still does not guarantee good performance. Not that it can outperform Via's CPUs nor perform half as good as the current C2D CPUs.

EDIT: Out of curiosity, I've googled "intel atom benchmark" and the performance of Atom seems to be pretty poor. Sure, it's cool, but not all that usable for stuff other than e-mail, web and some video watching, at least not if you expect things to be speedy.

One link for them all:
http://www.uberpulse.com/us/2008/03/chi ... _video.php


What other 1.6ghz processor (slow or not) is that small and affordable? These things will be going in mobile phones soon, no doubt.

I'll check the video out in a bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:35 pm 
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What other 1.6ghz processor (slow or not) is that small and affordable? These things will be going in mobile phones soon, no doubt.

I'll check the video out in a bit.


Via's C7 perhaps?
While it's slower for many tasks, it's here.

That said, CPU frequency doesn't reflect absolute performance well these days. In fact, it's often pointless, as you can see if you google atom's benchmarks.


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Hi folks,

This only applies to British purchasers but, according to this PC Pro article "Asus has confirmed that it will offer British buyers of the Eee PC the chance to upgrade their battery for £10 - but only if they send their old battery back.". Apparently British purchasers were fobbed off with a 4400mAh battery instead of the 5800mAh one shipped in North America.

The article goes on to state that "The company is also releasing a new firmware update for the device from its support website, which it claims will add 30 mins to the existing battery's life. Version 0601 of the BIOS update is available to download here."

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It seems that two new models have just been announced.


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Hi everyone, as some of you may know, I also write a hardware / upgrading column for Personal Computer World magazine in the UK - I recently wrote about the Eee PC in this column and have had lots of feedback from other owners - and the great thing about PCW is its readers are generally very knowledgable techies who are doing some really interesting stuff!

One reader emailed with a neat project for his Eee PC as a rugged front-end for in-car navigation in remote or unsuual parts of the world. I thought you might find his page on it interesting:

http://www.xor.org.uk/silkroute/equipment/satnav800.htm

Gordon

Because this thread was posted in again it came to my attention. I browsed a bit through it and saw your reference to satellite navigation.

For everyone interested in this subject particularly regarding use in areas for which the usual map providers don't have maps available (Garmin/Tomtom/etc.) I have a few links you may find of interest. I recently loaded up a Pocket PC with built-in GPS-receiver for myself with navigation software and maps and also one for a friend who had bought one for his brother's birthday and who lives in a South-American country for which there are no out-of-the-box navigation solutions.

There is a very active community that is faced with this problem in Malaysia and Singapore. They have a very informative website at:

http://www.malsingmaps.com/

You can find loads of information on the subject there. They also have a Wiki with a lot of information. There is everything you need to know if you want to make your own maps. The format used by Garmin can now be used to make maps yourself for any Garmin hard- and software that can handle maps. You can even make routable maps!!

http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

In this Wiki you'll find links to the site where you can find the software to make your own maps in Garmin format which is here.

http://cgpsmapper.com/

Many people have already made maps and they are shared here too.

http://mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com/ and here http://mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com/

The first is an 'old' site and the second a 'new' one. Not all maps that are on the old site are also on the new site so make sure you check both if you don't want to miss anything.

Gordon might want to take a look here :)
http://mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com/maplis ... ountry=165

If you have software that can use raster maps then grabbing calibrated maps of large areas from Google Earth can also be done with a program available here.

http://www.stitchmaps.com/

Hours/days of browsing/tinkering guaranteed for everyone who up till now was navigationally challenged because of the absence of useable maps.

Happy navigating and don't blame me for the hours of lost sleep. :shock:


Ben


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I'm sorry to reopen an old thread,, but has anyone heard about the Acer Aspire 150? It's about €400 and looks pretty much like a beefed up asus EEE... Anyone did the comparison?

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Link for a video about the product:

http://www.buy.com/prod/Asus-Eee-Pc-Sup ... 31433.html

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this is a childrens lap top. dont bother buying it


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:47 pm 
it costs as much as a 32GB iPod touch, i'd rather have a mini laptop running windows XP that would allow me to watch DVD's via external drive on a larger screen. surely this cant be your only computer but for only 400$ it makes a great toy!


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I've got an Asus EEE 1000 running Ubuntu Eee. I got it for college because I can go 5 hours without recharging. I use it to take notes and record lectures using the built in microphone. It's pretty handy because I type a whole lot faster than I can write. Also this version has a 10" screen so you can fit pretty much any document on the screen comfortably.

That being said, if I was going on a trip I'd definitely take this and put gimp on it. I'd be able to do my basic editing, previewing, and uploading or move photos to storage so I can have an empty SD card for the next day.

I like how it has an SD card reader built in, this is good because my Nikon D40 uses SD. Makes it pretty handy if I'm going to use this for photography.

If you need Windows with a bigger hard drive (a non-solid state hard drive) the Asus EEE 1000H is a good idea. You'll be able to fit any version of windows on it's hard drive with plenty of space left over. The 1000 model has 40GB solid state drive and the 1000H has a 160GB conventional drive. Quite a jump up in the storage capacity.

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