Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Mar 2008 20:14 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The Asus Eee PC will get an upgrade. "The next iteration of Asus's highly successful budget subnotebook, the Eee PC, has been unveiled at the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover, Germany. The Eee 900 will feature a larger screen than its predecessor, as well as more RAM, more storage and a larger keyboard. However, these enhancements will mean a slight reduction in battery life and a substantial increase in the cost of the device, relative to the first version of the Eee. The 900 will also come with pre-installed Windows XP as an option."
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RE: Windows not needed
by kadymae on Tue 4th Mar 2008 23:52 UTC in reply to "Windows not needed"
kadymae
Member since:
2005-08-02

I can't imagine what someone would be doing on an EEE that could not be fulfilled with Linux and associated free software.

I have a friend who has one of these devices, and, for the most part, likes it.

In several cases, she's found that the windows program she uses has a Linux analog, but not one that's compatable with the flavor of linux on the eeePC.

(For example, Amarok *almost* works to let her sync her iPod.)

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As for me? This "big" version is what I don't want.

I want a faster processor, more standard ram, and longer battery life more than anything else.

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RE[2]: Windows not needed
by TechGeek on Wed 5th Mar 2008 00:53 in reply to "RE: Windows not needed"
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2006-01-14

This version will be the same size. If you have seen on of these in RL, the screen on the current one has lots of plastic around it plus speakers. the new screen can easily fit there instead and they said they are moving the speakers out of the lid. Plus I heard they are putting out a bigger battery for people who need more battery life.

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RE[3]: Windows not needed
by kadymae on Wed 5th Mar 2008 05:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Windows not needed"
kadymae Member since:
2005-08-02

I've seen and used my friend's eeePC in real life.

Until I'm able to feel how much a bigger battery will make it weigh?

What I liked about the current design is that it was so very light for all the goodness that it packed in.

I thought that, at last, I had found the perfect tool for letting me type up notes at panels, one that I could carry around all day and not break my (bad) back. But only if it had 4-6 hours of battery life.

And now I see that it will have even less battery life or, I will have to make it heavier.

(Shakes fist at Palm for not releasing the Folio.)

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RE[2]: Windows not needed
by snozzberry on Wed 5th Mar 2008 15:44 in reply to "RE: Windows not needed"
snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

(For example, Amarok *almost* works to let her sync her iPod.)

Rhythmbox

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