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lars
02-03-08, 05:37 PM
Anyone here used one of those Asus Eee subcompact laptops yet?

It comes preloaded with a Linux OS, but is Windows XP compatible.

I just ordered one the other day and should get it early this coming week. I went with the 4G pure white surf model.

http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/11/eee-pc-1.jpeg


http://www.laptoppicker.com/archives/asus-eee-pc-701-laptop.jpg



From what I have read these things are very upgradeable. I am very interested in upgrading the screen to a touch screen like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VaerIGpO5Q


Here are some other very cool upgrades:
http://beta.ivancover.com/wiki/index.php/Eee_PC_Internal_Upgrades

nikkiana
02-03-08, 06:35 PM
I've yet to see one in person..... but I want one.

blueyeyore
02-03-08, 06:36 PM
I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SB_UK
02-03-08, 07:33 PM
waiting for the one below
battery life dependent
- yes -

just the resolution (not screen or larger SSD which I'm holding out for -
- though sure the screen and larger flash drive are great)

- have a bit of a problem with the frame around the current EEE screen - much prefer opening up a computer to only usable 'real estate' -
don't really know why
- but the wasted plastic around the ourside of the screen (currently) really puts me off.

http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/20071114168/asus-eee-pc-with-10in-screen-planned-for-2008.html
Asus Eee PC with 10in screen planned for 2008

As much as we love the ASUS Eee PC, we're the first to admit that it would be better with a bigger screen. -- the 7in display is perfectly usable, but there's room for a bigger and higher resolution one in the lid. Well, good news everyone -- it appears that a 10in Eee PC with an 8Gb SSD drive is on the way. This is according to a report at German website derStandard that quotes an ASUS Germany spokesperson. Now if only ASUS would add Bluetooth, the Eee PC ---etc---

http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/images/stories/news/2007/11/10in-asus-eee-pc.jpg

TeLL
02-03-08, 11:58 PM
I bought one on Thursday, spent 5 hours trying to get it to connect, it wouldn't so i brought it back. being that its the first model thats come out and there hasnt been a patch yet, it has bugs, but its nothing huge (from what I saw). id want the 9 or 10 inch one, however they should include 3G in there, as to have wireless anywhere.

from what I saw of it, it seems great for the price, especially for people who just want to turn it on and, and have it work. its got open office, firefox, everything really. but the screen feels a bit small, although its just a detail

lars
03-18-08, 10:25 AM
Now if only ASUS would add Bluetooth, the Eee PC

I am not sure if Asus will add the Bluetooth option anytime soon, but they did have a Bluetooth icon on the keyboards of the prototypes that they originally created.

Nonetheless, it appears to be a "fairly simple" upgrade for anyone who is comfortable installing internal hardware components. The Bluetooth upgrade is listed as #3 here at this link of DYI upgrades for the Asus Eee: http://beta.ivancover.com/wiki/index.php/Eee_PC_Internal_Upgrades#Bluetooth


I can appreciate what you are saying about the wasted space around the screen because I felt the same way when I first looked at the thing online, but I have not found that to be that big of an issue since getting the thing.

ADDAWAY
03-18-08, 10:37 AM
Shaweeeet. Does she come with it? :cool:

lars
03-18-08, 10:41 AM
I bought one on Thursday, spent 5 hours trying to get it to connect, it wouldn't so i brought it back. being that its the first model thats come out and there hasnt been a patch yet, it has bugs, but its nothing huge (from what I saw). id want the 9 or 10 inch one, however they should include 3G in there, as to have wireless anywhere.

from what I saw of it, it seems great for the price, especially for people who just want to turn it on and, and have it work. its got open office, firefox, everything really. but the screen feels a bit small, although its just a detail
I'm sorry to hear that you spent 5 hours trying to get it to connect. I have never heard of anyone experiencing that kind of problem with these things, my experience has been much different. I turned mine on after charging the battery for a couple of hours, and I was able to connect in minutes. In fact, I have found that this thing actually connects easier than any of the other laptops I have ever owned (Gateway & IBM).

The biggest complaint I have had thus far is the fact that the printer I use on my desktop does not have a Linux driver, so I am unable to print with it yet. The only other complaint I've had is that everytime I pull the thing out and start using it (on campus, or in airports) it just seems to draw people over who are fascinated by it, and are typically filled with so many questions that it's been difficult for me to get much done on it in public.

Based on the way that it sells itself in person, I am really surprised that more retail outlets do not carry these things in store. Most are able to order the computer, but I have not heard of any retail outlets for these things in the USA. In person it is much more impressive than it is online, IMO.

I agree with you about the 3G, and I recommend paying the extra $50 to get the 4G instead of the 2G. I think it's worth the extra $50, especially if a person wanted to install Windows XP.

lars
03-18-08, 10:46 AM
Shaweeeet. Does she come with it? :cool: No, the upgrades found in that link are do it yourself type upgrades, but from what I have seen and read they appear to be very effective and functional.

I am especially considering the touchscreen upgrade due to how well it appears to function with a touchscreen. Here's how the touchscreen upgrade works on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VaerIGpO5Q

Here's how the touchscreen upgrade is done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8-BbOWVgXg

HighFunctioning
03-18-08, 08:52 PM
That is small. I'd imagine that it weights 12 pounds less than mine!

mijahe
03-19-08, 09:29 PM
Now that is what I'm looking for. I've tried every invocation possible for portable computing, but haven't found anything that really fits the bill.

Trouble is Palms, PocketPCs, Smartphones, and etc just are so lacking. You either have something that just isn't supported, (under Windows), or spend weeks trying to get something going, (under Linux). I've gone down the path of Symbian, PocketPC, Linux on iPAQs and they all lack something or don't do something well enough.

Ultra-lights are great.... Mmmmm. All I have to do now is do a bit of hacking to get it to support my goggles:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/front/ipod_goggles.jpg (http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/mp3/98d3/)

Wonder what the battery life is like on these PCs?

lars
03-20-08, 12:27 AM
That is small. I'd imagine that it weights 12 pounds less than mine!

It weighs right at 2lbs.

In fact it weighs less than any of the college textbooks I have had to lug around for the last few years.

lars
03-20-08, 12:32 AM
Wonder what the battery life is like on these PCs?

The battery last about 3.5 hours on mine, however Asus does offer a larger battery as an option, but it does add to the weight.

For me that is plenty of battery life, but I have read online that many people find that to be not enough.

Even if that is not enough battery life for someone, the AC adapter that comes with the computer is about the same size & weight as a typical cell phone AC adapter. Every other laptop I've owned came with an AC adapter that pretty much weighed more than this little laptop.

lars
03-20-08, 12:46 AM
If anyone gets one of these things, I highly recommend investing in one of these leather cases that are sold by various online stores. They are laser cut, so the cuts are exact, and the leather smells exactly like a baseball glove which I found to be a very pleasant surprise.

Here's the case that I ordered for mine, and the computer really does wear it well. The leather case makes it look quite elegant, and I was surprised at the quality & construction of the case after it arrived. They come in three colors (black, tan, red), and they either come in a faux crocodile leather like the one I got, or in regular smooth leather.

http://www.handetta.com/handetta/images/D/ES-B-3TASEPB02%281%29.jpg
http://www.handetta.com/handetta/images/D/ES-B-3TASEPB02%284%29.jpg

http://www.handetta.com/handetta/images/D/ES-B-3TASEPB02%283%29.jpg

http://www.handetta.com/handetta/images/D/ES-B-3TASEPB02%286%29.jpg

http://www.handetta.com/handetta/images/D/ES-B-3TASEPB02%287%29.jpg

mijahe
03-20-08, 01:11 AM
The battery last about 3.5 hours on mine, however Asus does offer a larger battery as an option, but it does add to the weight.

3.5 hours on a 0.9kg PC?! Cool!

Would like to get one, but down here in Oz we're being asked to pay double. Around AU$580 for the 4G version. 4G isn't quite enough for me.

http://www.asusnotebook.com.au/eee-pc.php?gclid=CK7B7obxmpICFQbNiQodE3xR6g

mijahe
03-20-08, 01:12 AM
Lars,
Are you going to try for the touchscreen? Lemme know how it goes.

SB_UK
03-20-08, 03:14 AM
oh my gosh

the desire to wear screens on our heads is an A:-DD thing also ???

~mine~

who'd have thought ?

http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/toolsforwellnesscom_1991_33773928

---by the way---

I want the EEE SSD based to feed the USB port of this portable chappy
just in case you guys like blowin' your heads off with music


ps MJ -

EEE +
your goggles
and this DAC amp

whoa!!!

can we link up your goggles to ?
the
EEE or
Pocket Surfer 2: $Free$ yay! mobile Internet, unbelievably fast
http://www.cnet.co.uk/i/c/blg/cat/handhelds/pocketsurfer-crave-1.jpg

:-)
total portable immersion.

->

Headroom DAC/amp Desktop with Home module + shure 500 PHONES.
http://www.headphone.com/productphotos/small/0000012500_2931.jpg

The HeadRoom 2007 Portable Desktop Amp utilizes the deeply Class-A 'Home' electronics module for the analog amplification stages. The '07 Portable Desktop topology also includes a slightly modified version of our 'Desktop' DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) circuitry featuring a superb new voltage preregulator to ensure the amp draws current from both sides of the power supply evenly.

We also find a laptop is a fabulous music source while on trips; play some music and surf the net --- quite nice, really. And if you haven’t yet tried watching movies on your laptop computer using WinDVD software with 'Dolby Headphone' processing through a really good digital amp then, boy, are you in for a major soundtrack treat!
DIMENSIONS:

The Portable Desktop Amp measures 6 ” x 6 ” x 1 ” (not including volume knob) and weighs in at approximately 28oz of audio wonderfulness.

SB_UK
03-20-08, 04:14 AM
so :-)

archos + wearable video camera -> wearable camcorder

olympus voice activated dictaphone -> voice ->->- text file

text file ->->- audio (software)

sony bluetooth watch (vibration)
for switching music -> talk function on earphones

earphones (shure 500s) -> switch from music coming into the total noise exclusion unit to bluetooth receiver and also to a microphone which amplifies voices and feeds them into our ears
->-
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:0jd4HuScfTMyhM:http://www.audaud.com/photos/20060806220819_shure500pth.jpg

-*-

so with all of the devices above we have mobile communication at the highest level of quality -
can read a book (listening)
can watch a movie on any format
battery life isn't a problem
record thoughts which are converted to text -
as we have them
can listen to music and not miss a
phone call
text message

and all the rest :-)

pretty much all the tech is here -
just a bit messy -
I walk around wired up to so many remotes at any one time !

ugh!
this one
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:0jd4HuScfTMyhM:http://www.audaud.com/photos/20060806220819_shure500pth.jpg
this one
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:_ByGRlZhecRU_M:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GCJ5RDJGL._AA280_.jpg
H140 has a digital out
this one
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:lKKSddvWkEdMRM:http://www.mobile-review.com/review/image/nokia/n95/pic/pic29.jpg
this one
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:KvOQe9PlfzAXXM:http://www.adorama.com/images/Product/ARCHCC.JPG
this attentuator
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:68FaREdcGg_t1M:http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/images/products/ACCPA235/ACCPA235mainsmall.jpg
blue tooth transmitter
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:abaanE_R5cZYPM:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/315SEBHY5DL._AA280_.jpg
and receiver of the music protocols
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:eS03HAccA-5LwM:http://www.cnet.com.au/story_media/339275132/motorola-bluetooth_7.jpg
remote bluetooth control watch
[URL="http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:jLddoZl4AClJRM:http://i.fosfor.se/i06/060928_1.jpg[/URL]
and this guy is wired to me -
- http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:1SIdz-v757DFpM:http://www.voicerecognition.com.au/images/product.ws300m.jpg
with a powered mic
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:2BAf69wlebZjaM:http://www.arbiter.co.uk/mt/events/namm_2007/cme_u2mic_audio_interface_sm.jpg

SB_UK
03-20-08, 04:34 AM
so - all that needs to happen -
is to compress all of that craziness down to one device -

so -

xxx build in the camcorder lens into MJ's specs
(make the screen flippable like a motorbike helmet)
(inserts possible eg sunglasses)
build in microphone

---make the whole thing wireless---
and with buil in hard cover
(easy)

xxx use EEE as the wearable hub with
killer sound card
microSD -> racks as HDD
flexible battery built into our clothes -
actually worn
(we plug our clothes in for recharge)
<- this technology is with us now from eg technical clothes manufacturers eg
the rohan powerstation (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:6g_z-Xw11DOw8M:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/graphics/2006/12/02/dlcam4.jpg)
I want to recharge using human energy eg
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:j-oPZf5L4Cif7M:http://www.freelights.co.uk/bicycle.lights.jpg
<- we plug in EEE to our clothes to recharge
(easy)

xxx use our watch as a switching device (camcorder -> dictaphone -> movie)
(easy)

xxx navigation using optical control of a laser on the screen (this tech is here)
(?easy)

-*-

what's wireless USB going to be like?

was firewire better than USB -
I think so
no?

short term battery wise -
have you seen?
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/300/l83bl.jpg

lars
03-20-08, 10:15 AM
Lars,
Are you going to try for the touchscreen? Lemme know how it goes.

I would love to add a touchscreen myself, but I just have too little experience with electrical components and things like this, so I will likely wait until I find a mechanical guru/computer whiz who might help me do it, or perhaps be willing to do it himself/herself for a reasonable fee.

I will let you know if I get the touchscreen. I would also like to add the GPS upgrade too eventually.

ZappedMind
04-20-08, 03:52 PM
I bought one recently from someone locally via Craigslist. He had upgraded it. I enjoyed having the Linux on it, but then screwed around and put Windows on it, and I never use the thing... I'm a Mac user!! I thought I'd get more use out of it... but I just need to spend the extra $$ for a used iBook or MacBook.

SOOOOOOOO.... If your interested in one... the 7", White, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of space and an extra 1GB SD card... send me a PM with an offer.

It is fun to get the "wow" factor when you pull it out anywhere... but, I get that with my iPhone still too. :)

Fogetabboudit
04-20-08, 07:20 PM
I have had a 4g white Surf for over 2 months now and i LOVE IT....wouldnt bother getting one with the windows installed, It runs perfect the way it is (in advanced mode)....not loaded with any bloat wear and haven't had a single problem with it yet !!

adapted to the small screen and keys very quickly, My vaio laptop feels like a monster and runs like crap in comparison...Newer versions expected mid summer from what i hear and they did take advantage and maximize the screen...supposedly going to be a touch screen...you can keep up to date on anything eeepc at eeeuser.com...maybe "unofficial" but even ASUS recommends the site.

It is definatly worth the money and i tell everyone they will not regret buying one...It is perfect for taking notes in class and fits on the small desks at my college...don't have to worry about someone trying to steal my bag for a laptop, they have no idea i am carrying one :)

and did i mention...I LOVE IT :)

SB_UK
07-27-08, 06:45 AM
vaiowhich vaio do you have ?

- my vaio is behaving oddly

-it's a TX3-
and usage is wearing the 'surface' off the keys -

- paint is literally just flaking off so the label on the key can't be seen any more -

new one on me, that

having to label my keys with a marker pen -
- man it looks cheap

:-)

(it was the only shiny thing I had (once)) -

now it has 'character'

http://videos.cnet.co.uk/39039291.htm#
==
the new EEE -
20Gb HDD + 9' screen

now to wait for a second hand one

:-)

which is being sold for a vast reduction because it's scratched

boo hoo !!


(do you think that people'll ever figure out that a laptop isn't an ornament)

~ps~

- have one of these too
vaio fx-101
Mobile Celeron 600MHz processor

so - the EEE's a step up for me
(in power)
:-)

Mobile Celeron 900MHz processor

and yet the EEE's meant to be lacking in power.

hmmm.........

SB_UK
09-28-08, 05:35 AM
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PULLOUT SCREEN IN XY PLANE (LIKE A PAPER BLIND) AS LARGER SCREEN
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------|
-----------------------|screen/
-----------------------|music/
-----------------------|SSD [10cm x3 cm]
..................................... ->- a small personal stereo (like the Apple small thing)
------------------------------------------------------------------
PULLOUT SCREEN IN XZ PLANE (LIKE A PAPER BLIND) AS KEYBOARD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
docks onto a 10cm x 20 cm tablet screen (like the Archos 704)
-> becomes a multimedia player - with touch pad

2 Recessed pull out (like a blind)
- screens down AND up -
so that a larger

screen can be projected up EG (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Projectors/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=224-0939&dgc=BA&cid=35633&lid=888763)
or
keyboard projected down EG (http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/8193/)

2 (maybe 3) removable boards inside the unit -

(1) High power (gaming) - needs to be plugged in [high quality] graphics,sound,high powered CPU)

In this mode we've a standalone terminal

(2)Battery optimized (for communication) (optimized for minimal battery usage) - network connection all important

In this mode we've a communication device.

(3)Potentially also a third card for use of computer in FatThin eg JWS applications

The device will have wireless connections to

(1) A wireless joystick which retracts out from 2 watches worn on both wrists -

and which're both held like a car's handbrake.

The wireless joystick allows gaming naturally -
however will also control out computer in tandem with the visor (see below) (similar to Mijahe's above) or 2 digital watch screens.

The watches provide readouts such as
gps data (travel)
gps data (exercising)
--- and details of feeds (at a glance) (weather,emails,headlines,feeds)

These ideas are based on the
Garmin wearable GPS,
Suunto GPS Pod,
Sony Bluetooth watch (above) -
- all of which are watches.

(2) A drop down screen which permits us to view our computer screen
through a drop down visor -

- where the visor/specs are linked to retractable ear buds -
kinda' like the model from Oakley.
A camera built into the visor/specs can make the device into a camcorder (see Archos above).
The spectacles will also double as a dictaphone, sunglasses and a microphone -

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MEANING AN END TO BULLYING -
BECAUSE YOU'LL ALWAYS HAVE EVIDENCE - SINCE YOU CAN RECORD 'EM AT IT
Yay!!!

Bullies deserve to have their kidneys ripped out -
and of course - all of those idiots who can't control their temper - will need to learn how to keep their distance
incontrovertible evidence (so they'll see).
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

The product comes in a case
- each of the layers can be zipped out.

top
-------------------------------------------------------
solar panel - > with a readout of battery levels in the individual components) and usable UVB)
-------------------------------------------------------
the tablet PC (2 component) - each with screen/battery/SSD
-------------------------------------------------------
the 2 or 3 CPU boards
-------------------------------------------------------
backup battery at the base - to recharge onboard unit
-------------------------------------------------------
bottom

-----------------------------------------------------------------
The case may have a built in retractable 19 inch screen
- and keypad for gaming
(as optional extra)
- probably not required.
-----------------------------------------------------------------

The spectacles and 2 watches are worn.

The case can be worn around the lower back when travelling so that there's a trickle charge when we're out.
Needs to be ergonomic and withstand shock.

There are no wires (apart from a retractable power cord to the case)
-------------------------------------------------------------------
and although no other wires are required - the case may be made into a dock.
(as optional extra)
- probably not required.
-------------------------------------------------------------------

- So -

we've a single device which pulls apart (and reoptimises) dependent on needs.

Most importantly - the setup which suits ourt needs is chosen -
and so high powered gaming, mobile communication, online gaming, connection to external servers, exercising, climbing a mountain, reading a newpaper on a train, recording metabolic parameters whilst running up a mountain

every possible situation which we might require silicon is serviced -
is possible by simply 'plug and play' hardware setups.

- SO -

the device has

---------------------------------------------------------------
Yay!

*** NO wires ***
*** A great battery life (2 + solar trickle) ***
---------------------------------------------------------------

*** Negates the need for any other device ever again ***

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Interaction with PC using a mic in the specs (also maybe)
optional extra
(I don't like talking)
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(and we have all the technology to do it all now)

---PS---

The EEE 901 (rather than the 7 series) does all we need -
however Asus have dropped the Marxist look for more pudge.

A little less pudge would be appreciated boys.
Back down to 700 dimensions - particularly *depth*.

oooooo Macbook air -
- how did they do that ?

SB_UK
09-28-08, 08:06 AM
3.5 hours on a 0.9kg PC?! Cool!

Would like to get one, but down here in Oz we're being asked to pay double. Around AU$580 for the 4G version. 4G isn't quite enough for me.

http://www.asusnotebook.com.au/eee-pc.php?gclid=CK7B7obxmpICFQbNiQodE3xR6g

7.5 hours (now)
(regular)


or 12 hours with a non-Asus battery (apparently)

post #51
http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=39141&p=3

8800 mAh (6600 mAh on the 901 [now])
(-9261 mAh :- ))

post #61
11 hrs seems overkill for my needs ... ... ... Your needs will grow my son.

SB_UK
10-18-08, 12:14 PM
now we're talking

http://www.dynamism.com/dynamismImages/product/everun_note_lg.jpg

(i)
742 grams
(ii)
20.0 x 11.8 x 2.7 cm
(iii)
24GB SSD
(8GB SLC+16GB MLC) (iv)
AMD Turion 64x2 Dual Core 1.2GHz

- switches from high spec on mains to netbook spec on battery (to conserve power)

Graphics
ATI RS690E + 128MB DDR2 Side port Memory, Full DirectX 9.0 support, Dual Monitor Support(DB15)

-*-

- this device heralds the beginning of a mobile future for our species

only 1 device which does it all.

bicyclenut
10-20-08, 01:11 AM
what is the price range? look's like the best I've seen.

speken
10-26-08, 01:58 PM
I saw the EEE at Target last night. I had never heard of it before. It is REALLY cute, and only $300! I think I know what I want for Christmas.

NickL30
10-26-08, 11:50 PM
I saw the EEE at Target last night. I had never heard of it before. It is REALLY cute, and only $300! I think I know what I want for Christmas.

save your money or buy a real untra portable from Sony or a higher end Asus. I don't mean to be blunt, but that Asus you saw at Target basically sucks and is plasticy and cheap looking. You can surf 'the net' and do more on a modded PSP 2000 for $250. Wal Mart or Target arent' places to buy computers, maybe groceries, underwear, towels, bedding but not electronics except disposable stuff

gnbeg
01-30-09, 04:45 PM
I've thought about getting one of these. HP makes a nice one. It would be cool to sit a Starbucks, sipping a Latte, with one of these things and surfing the net.

But, I already have a Macbook which I love. The ones from HP can come with a web cam and with bluetooth if you are willing to pay extra $$'s.

fraa
09-07-09, 08:16 AM
This (http://www.norhtec.com/products/gecko/index.html) is the one for me. You can run it on regular laptop Lithium batteries, or regular AA NiMH rechargeables, and it's completely modular. Hm, I thought it's ARM-based but it's not, it's Xcore86, which is not as sexy but maybe it's for the better... Still, I have an ARM fetish.
The Touch Book (http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/home/), as they apaprently call it now, also looks nice. Not as modular. It is ARM based. But looks a bit over marketed.

romeosidvicious
10-09-09, 11:31 AM
I have an Acer Aspire One 751h that I am happy with. I am running the beta of Ubuntu Karmic Koala Netbook Remix and get amazing battery life. I like the 11.6" screen on this one but I bought it as a holdover, found a really amazing deal locally, until I save up enough to get a Dell Latitude 2100 (http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-latitude-2100?c=us&l=en&s=k12) or one of the netbooks coming out late this year/early next year with new Nvidia ION chipsets. Of course the Acer came with Windows XP and I dropped UNR on it. The GMA500 chipset doesn't have great support on any OS so getting UNR on it wasn't the simplest thing to do but if you know Linux it's also not hard. I put together instructions (http://romeosidvicious.com/2009/10/06/karmic-koala-beta-on-an-acer-aspire-one-751h/) based on all the posts on the Ubuntu forums I used to get everything working.