Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 16th Sep 2008 23:48 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Our friends at, known for their cheap laptops offers, sent in one of the most popular netbooks around: the Asus Eee PC. The model is the 701 4G, with 512 MB RAM, and Windows XP in it. Read through for a review of the product.
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by pistooli on Wed 17th Sep 2008 06:47 UTC
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as I used the versions 701, 900 and now the 901, I agree with most parts of the review... never used the Win version, though... I tend to believe that the primary use of a netbook is browsing, email and sometimes wordprocessing - on the road... the Linux version does all of these well (of course installing anything not in the standard repositories could be a pain for a novice user)

regarding the battery... as stated the 901 is not suffering from this "leak"... furthermore it offers over 5 hrs usage in Linux with wifi on and browsing (vs. 2-3 hrs in the 900) with the supplied standard battery which makes the little machine 901 shine over the competition...

strictly on topic: I got rid of my 701... the main factors for doing this where poor battery life, way too small screen for daily internet browsing and lack of support for my 3G stick...

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RE: versions
by zima on Wed 17th Sep 2008 12:36 in reply to "versions"
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Is that with "Li-Ion 4 cell 4400 mAh" battery? (the only version available here...and if this battery gives Eee over 5h, it would be over 2 times better than any other here, which ship only with 3 cell battery)

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RE[2]: versions
by pistooli on Wed 17th Sep 2008 14:26 in reply to "RE: versions"
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my 900 has been shipped with a a 4400 battery (2 hrs with wifi on), but the stock battery of the 901 is a 6600 mAh battery (5 hrs wifi on). I later purchased a Mugen 7800 mAh replacement battery for my EeePC 900 (4 hrs with wifi)...

these figures clearly show that the Intel Atom (in the 901) is a clear step forward for the usability of the EeePC...

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