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#1 Wolfnet

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

I have an EeePC 900 (yes the older one with the Celeron) and I've had my eye on this lil piece of candy.

Staples has one for $399.99(EeePC 1000)

I love the 900 in every single way. I'm considering getting the 1000 and leaving the 900 with the wife (after putting just Linux back on it) but I wonder if anyone has gotten their hands on one yet. I have one that a customer ordered today and I'm hoping to get to poke around it for a bit but I'd love to have the opinion of someone that already had one.

I've played around a bit with other netbooks with the N270 in them and I like it (I don't love it though) and with AMD releasing the Neo I just wanted to hear from anyone that had one before biting the bullet.

Anything one way or the other would be grand and thanks in advance!

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:35 PM

Update:

Bought the unit from Staples, it arrived last week. This thing is everything I could have asked for and more. Improved version of the Xanadros OS (1.6) built for the Eee.

I upgraded the RAM to 2gb Kingston Hyper-X, though it shows little improvement in Linux I'm sure it will handle windows better. (Put same in my 900 w/ XP pro and it helped quite a bit.)

All the same, anyone else have one, or anything similar to compare it to?

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

lil to small and underpowered for my tastes. my laptop is a 17 inch widescreen with the full size keyboard. and then theres my desktop. never been a fan of laptops smaller then 17 inch because I dont like the cramped keyboards, and then only for movie watching general web surfing. Im a gamer, so i need my horsepower, which is why I have a desktop. but I hope it works out for ya. :D

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:24 PM

I pretty echo what patriot said. Netbooks are good if all you need is to type up some documents, check EMail, and surf some sites, but I would still prefer a full notebook PC. I wonder how well the Eee PC handles Hulu...

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:02 AM

I pretty echo what patriot said. Netbooks are good if all you need is to type up some documents, check EMail, and surf some sites, but I would still prefer a full notebook PC. I wonder how well the Eee PC handles Hulu...



Hulu is a breeze. DVD playback is no prob and I have multipoint bluetooth. With 6 hours of battery I can head into the sticks and stream video over a dialup connection bluetoothed to my blackberry and play the sound over a bluetooth speaker system.

The Atom surprised me again and again. It's the first application of hyper-threading I've seen to actually do something. It doesn't hurt that it's running at 1.68 instead of 1.60 like a stock N270, every bit helps I guess. This computer makes a great mobile workstation for doing virus removals on site at one place then head over to do a wireless diagnostic and use the same little machine.

So far, this thing has proven to be the best investment I've made yet. I use it to work, but find myself playing with it in the off hours.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 12:11 AM

Asus has never let me down. I trust them implicitly.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:14 AM

I can see where one like that might be handy, but I dunno, I still like my HP DV8000. Yes its big and bulky, but Id willingly and do, haul it around just for the full size keyboard. and the 17 inch widescreen is a nice bonus. :D

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:31 PM

I do agree, bigger the keyboard the better. But at 92% size I can still type on this thing. It's actually pretty easy to type on. The screen is bright enough you forget about the size. I've always had issues with the brightness of HP's laptop displays, which is amazing because their desktop displays don't exhibit the same shortcomings.

Course anything beats a dell.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:32 PM

lol glad you like it. I havent had any problem with the brightness level of any HP ive ever owned, used, laptop or desktop, for prebuilt computers I only use Hp, their computers are decent quality, and you cannot beat their customer service. :D

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:47 PM

I agree wholeheartedly, HP makes up the bulk of what I sell (besides Asus). Not their printers though. Don't like those a bit.

There are a few HP's to avoid, for example the DV7-1132 had a high rate of DVD write failure out of the box and a problem with the onboard video. But if you choose a good one they're great. Only pre-built computers I've had personally.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 12:54 AM

personally, with desktops I just build my own anymore. :D

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:54 AM

Hello, chime in on this, Asus is great, and they are now making Sound cards, good ones. I am learning to refurbish laptops for my business, but I too prefer a desktop, and of course I build my own,Alan Cheers!
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:15 PM

Asus does make very good products. I've had their sound cards for about two years and always recommend them to people looking for one. My only gripe with Asus is their website.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:09 PM

Asus does make very good products. I've had their sound cards for about two years and always recommend them to people looking for one. My only gripe with Asus is their website.


I agree their website is aggravating to use. Their phone support is pretty good though.

I do build my own desktops, but a laptop isn't something I care to build myself.

I always use Asus motherboards, and every time I've strayed away from them I've regretted it.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:22 PM

I dont use a lot of ASUS myself, occasionally I will, but I rarely do. Nothing against them, they make very good, high quality computer components, the ones I have used ive liked and my best friend uses them with no problem either, but I usually use Gigabyte mobos because theyve never failed me and im one that once I find something that works, I rarely change unless I have reason to. :D

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