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How to pronounce Eee PC

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

I used to pronounce Eee PC as “ieh ieh ieh piesie”. This is rather uncomfortable.

Check this movie to know how to pronounce Eee PC and also Asus ;) http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/eee-pc/how-to-pronounce-eee-pc-320007.php

Asus Eee PC

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

I really like small laptops, everything above 13″ is too big, unless it’s a desktop replacement. I already have a 12.1″ laptop (MSI S270). Smaller then 12″ laptops used to be in a very high price range (1500+ euro). Now with the introduction of the Asus Eee PC there’s a good alternative. I couldn’t resist it and decided to buy one. The Eee PC has a small SSD drive. I wanted to have more then 4GB and black color so the black 8G version was the only option. They aren’t official available in The Netherlands so i bought it from an Ebay user from Taiwan. It arrived last thursday.

Specifications:

  • Display: AU Optronics 7? WVGA (800×480) TFT-LCD
  • Processor: 900MHz Intel Celeron M ULV 353 with 512kb Cache
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel 910GML Express
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 900 (integrated) with external VGA-out connector
  • Memory: 1GB single-channel DDR2-400 (PC2-3200)
  • Storage: 8GB SSD (Using mini PCI-E slot)
  • BIOS: American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI)
  • OS: ASUS-customized Xandros Linux with “Easy” and “Standard” GUI modes
  • Wired communications: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, V.92 56K modem
  • Wireless communications: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
  • Ports: 3 USB 2.0, MMC/SD(HC)/MS(PRO) card reader, microphone and headphone
  • Webcam: VGA (640×480) @ up to 30 fps
  • Audio: High Definition Audio; built-in stereo speakers, microphone
  • Battery life: 3.5 hours (4-cell NiMH: 7.4V, 5200mAh, 2S2P)
  • Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.5 x 2.1~3.5 cm (8.9 x 6.5 x 0.9~1.4 in)
  • Weight: 0.89 kg (1.96 lbs)
  • Color: black

Pictures:

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Eee PC versus MSI S270

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Interface in Easy Mode. There is also an Advanced mode which is a fully KDE environment.

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Eee PC versus MSI S270

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Eee PC versus CD. You can see how small it is.

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It came with an adapter with a USA connector. I currently don’t have a adapter to change the USA connector to a European one. The Eee PC needs 9.5V. I tried a stabilized 9V adapter and it seems to be working.

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