Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 4th May 2009 23:46 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The Acer Aspire reviews were getting a little old, so instead of adding yet another anectode of the popular netbook, I thought I'd shake things up a little by giving my view of Asus' slightly more expensive (but worth the extra money) EeePC 1000 HE for the enjoyment of all.
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I was going to hold out for this.
by gfacer on Tue 5th May 2009 00:55 UTC
gfacer
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2005-11-10

The battery life was the biggest draw....but I could quite justify the price for something I might never use to it's fullest, no matter how great that was.

So, when a price drop on the AspireOne 8.9" came out at the same time I had a $30 coupon, I bit.....I was also looking towards the Aspire 11.2" model announced. Sometimes you can sit on the sidelines for a long time when it comes to tech.

I concur that the Ubuntu 9.04 is very impressive for someone that has dabbled in linux on laptops for some years. I will keep XP, but I doubt I will use it much.

Linux is ready for the desktop, maybe for those used to linux a little already, but I think every version here on in will only make it more accessable and commonplace.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Well, the other draw for me besides the amazing battery life was that it seems built to last. I've had so many letdowns with Acer that they are now on my personal blacklist and are likely to stay there, no matter how low their prices get. Asus, on the other hand, I've had very good luck with having used their motherboards for years in desktops, and looking at the construction of the newer Eee PCs. Thank goodness they're not built like toys anymore as the original Eees were.

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