[OT] Eee PC - got one?

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at cogapp.com
Wed Mar 26 04:54:02 CDT 2008


On 26/3/08 06:49, Richard Gaskin wrote:
 > I'm considering an Eee PC. Priced at $399, it's hard to imagine it won't
 > be a big seller.  With Rev 2.9 making Linux deployment that much better,
 > I see opportunities ahead.
 >
 > Anyone here have an Eee PC?  What do you like about it?  What do you hate?

I don't, but my brother and one of my colleagues each have one: both love it.

In my brother's case (who commutes by train without a laptop) it means his PDA
is gathering dust; he finds it an ideal skype device, photo viewer, and remote
desktop to his PC.  Took it across the Atlantic when he was supposed to be on
a brief 'holiday' with his family - a laptop would have been illegal, but he
was allowed to get away with taking the Eee.

For my colleague, who bought it for sofa surfing at home, he increasingly
leaves his laptop behind and takes a lighter load when he's on the road; he
just takes the Eee, which connects via bluetooth to his phone to give him
connectivity anywhere.  I very briefly tested one of my Rev apps (that I've
never made a Linux build of before) on the Eee and it seemed OK (but *very*
brief test).

Whether it works for you I guess just depends on how it will fit into your
lifestyle/workstyle - I'd get one except that it makes no sense in my life,
since I live 100yds from my office, and would require surgery to detach my
laptop...  But it's 2 for 2 in the direct reports I've had.

- Ben





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