Linked by the_randymon on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 22:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Asus is the company that shook up the laptop market a couple of years ago with their introduction of the EeePC netbook. And with their announcement that they will no longer be producing netbooks in 2013, Charles Arthur over at the Guardian UK has declared that the netbook era has now come to an end. Sad news for those of us who still love our netbooks! Harry McCracken over at Time Mag thinks they'll be back. Anybody who spends time wiping the smears off their tablet's touchscreen might agree.
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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

I hope other vendors see the Surface and see what can be done with a little bit of ingenuity.

I got my hands on a W501 by Acer and its an amazing little device. Its lighter, thinner, and has better battery life than the Surface all while running an Intel Clover trail processor .... but it pains me so much to part with my Touch Cover.. its seriously that good.

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RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 4th Jan 2013 09:09 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Why not keep both devices?

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RE[9]: Comment by MOS6510
by Nelson on Fri 4th Jan 2013 14:58 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by MOS6510"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I have to decide which one I want to gift away to my mother. I'm leaning towards the Surface after today though.

I plugged in the W501 to an external display and did some programming with it. Writing Windows Store apps on the same machine you deploy them to is pretty neat. Feels futuristic.

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