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Re: [SLUG] Asus Eee 4G 7" Micro Laptop
- To: "Rick Welykochy" <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Asus Eee 4G 7" Micro Laptop
- From: "Martin Visser" <martinvisser99@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:04:29 +1100
- Cc: SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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There were dozens at LCA last month - geek envy abounded. They seem very solid.
The Linux Action Show guys did a pretty thorough review in their
latest podcast - http://www.linuxactionshow.com
They are quite amenable to installing other distros if you don't like
the default ( boot off a SD card if you want)
Compiz apparently works a treat.
It seems this form factor (and capability) is neatly filling the gap
between regular notebooks and PDAs that tablets and UMPC have failed
to fill. I'd be pretty confident that they other main vendors will be
quickly trying to come up with competition. (And no, even though I
work for one of them - I have no inside knowledge - I have only been
watching the public ruminations)
On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Rick Welykochy <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Anyone had a play with the Asus micro laptop?
> Described here: http://tinyurl.com/ynnn9c
> It runs some form of Linux, has no HDD, just 4 GB of flash.
> Sounds ideal for travel ... but perhaps the 7" screen is
> a bit too small.
> Going for about $450 at JB Hifi and less on eBay.
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