[nycbug-talk] new Asus ultraportables
tekronis at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 22:01:43 EDT 2007
I was expecting waay more than 3.5 hours.
Really disappointing for me (imho).
On 10/16/07, Peter Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> > Yarema wrote:
> >> --On Friday, September 07, 2007 22:21:15 -0400 Isaac Levy
> >> <ike at lesmuug.org>
> >> wrote:
> >>> BTW- Lee in midtown said late-month availability on the first
> >>> models... I want the cheapest model, small screen and all.
> >> The were officially announced today:
> >> http://EeePC.ASUS.com/en/product.htm
> >> Last I heard they will be sold through BestBuy and NewEgg.
> >> http://www.DailyTech.com/article.aspx?newsid=9268
> >> Dunno about *retail* pricing, but looks to be higher than $200 we first
> >> hoped for.
> >> The 8G looks nice with 1G RAM...
> > I have been following the wiki and the unofficial sites on the EEE, plus
> > hassling a vendor on it.
> > Some off-list discussions I've had on it have started with others going
> > "why?" or "who cares?"
> > But I think there's a number of reasons why these EEEs will be cool.
> > First, low power consumption, a la the client version of a Soekris box.
> > Second, for those who can sacrifice power for physical portability, this
> > will work nice even as a non-X laptop. I've given up dragging around
> > any laptops as I've aged, even at 4.5 lbs. :-(
> heck i can think of a couple nice uses for this thing - it'd make desktop
> support engineers lives a little easier when doing deskside repairs. hmm
> - what's 3-beeps during POST mean again etc...
> it'd even be a nice compliment to a datacenter if it has a serial console
> (or usb) for configuring switches, filers etc. i'm using an old dell c400
> now for this now, so i don't have to lug my macbook around, but something
> this inexpensive with wifi and decent battery life would be perfect.
> Peter Wright
> pete at nomadlogic.org
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