Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 23:23 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "After the incredible success of the Asus Eee PC, other manufacturers are ready to get their piece of the pie. This means that within the next few months we are going to see this segment go from just two devices - the Eee PC and the Nanobook (which has yet to come out in the U.S. but which we have been hearing about for some time) - to many more." Another article on the Eee says: "Five of the 10 best-selling notebooks, including the top three models this weekend do not run Windows or Mac OS X. In fact, they are different models of the same diminutive notebook the Asus Eee PC - that runs on Linux."
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History in the making
by Odisej on Thu 31st Jan 2008 12:21 UTC
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I am also an owner of eeepc and I must say this device, well, rocks. Since I got it I am not using anything else. What surprises me is that it took so long for companies to smell the profit in this sector. I wonder whether brands such as HP, Dell, Acer juts didn't want to put the devices out as it cuts into their overpriced products.

Anyway, eee is unbelievable. I predict it will get a cult following even after others arrive. For it's ugly enough ;) . But useful like no other. I wonder whether others will be as successful as Asus. Ok, first eees have 7" screens, only 4G (or 8G max) of storage. But do we need more? Do I really need a bigger screen? If I would, I wouldn't buy eee in the first place. Surprisingly, I would find it annoying if it was bigger - it is easier to write on it, read e-book and such. No, really.

And one more thing, often not mentioned. Eee comes with "direct" weblinks to gmail, yahoo mail and others but also, very important, google documents and wikipedia. I think this indicates where these devices may be heading in the future.

Edited 2008-01-31 12:25 UTC

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