Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 12:25 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The big thing in notebooks right now are netbooks. They're cheap, more than powerful enough for day-to-day tasks, and small enough to actually carry around without anyone even noticing you're carrying one (not a bad thing in some parts of the world). However, they also receive a lot of criticism, such as cramped keyboards and displays that are too small. So, at Kaiwai's suggestion, here's a question for you all: how do you use your netbook?
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Eee PC 901
by jibadeeha on Thu 20th Aug 2009 13:04 UTC
jibadeeha
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2009-08-10

I have replaced my main laptop for an Eee PC 901 (20GB model) model and have never looked back. I have upgraded the SSD to 32GB and have replaced Xandros with Ubuntu 9.04.

I use this for ruby on rails programming, surfing, writing letters, finances, email, IM, IRC, listening to music, youtube and iplayer. I have to admit the keyboard was a little cramped at first, but I am now use to it and it doesn't cause any problems.

The screen resolution (1024x700) is perfect for what I use it for and the N270 intel atom processor doesn't seem that under powered to me compared to my old laptop that had a Celeron M processor (1.4Ghz).

I never bought the netbook with the intention of it replacing my laptop, but it has worked so well for me that and is so portable that there was just no reason to keep my laptop anymore.

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