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pipo
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hi guys,

i was surfing around and found an article in cnet asia about the Asus EeePC 1000, what caught my attention was that it had a battery life of up to 8 hours (6-cell battery). although i already have a laptop (acer aspire 4520g), i'm beginning to get interested with these ultraportable laptops and netbooks (i don't know what the difference between those 2 terms are, i just know they're small, hehe). has anybody tried using these kinds of laptops, can you give any feedbacks and other models?

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btw, i'm trying to imagine how to re-install (in case i need to) the OS of an ultraportable, since it doesn't have an optical drive.

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

Most of these ultra-portables have a good battery life, but it's not like you'll be able to install Windows on it and use your regular software on most of them, since they are also very low specs as well, and usually run a heavily stripped down version of Linux.

The EeePC 1000 actually doesn't have as good of battery life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....000_Series although it does run XP.

Depending on how much money you have, there are a lot of "ultraportable" standard laptops, but they are usually expensive. http://www.sonystyle.com/webap.....GNTZ270N/B

If you just want a device to hop on the internet with, you should take a look at the Nokia N-series: http://www.nseries.com/index.h.....ducts,n810

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pipo
Posts: 428

thanks for the links mr geek, i'm not sure if you noticed in the wiki link that you gave, the eee 1000 series has a eee 1000 model (rated battery life of 4.2-7.5 hours) and eee 1000H model (rated for 3.2-7 hours), although anything that has a battery life of more than 2 hours (in power saving mode) is pretty long for me.

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whs
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Here is one you might like. It is one of the first we are seeing that uses the new Intel Atom chipset which has a very low power consumption. One of the models that was offered here in Germany by a discounter had sold out in a few hours. The tests say that it runs 5 to 6 hours on one battery charge. It also said, that this is far superior to an Eee. The US price should be around $350 (if I extrapolate from the German price which is always a little higher). http://www.slashgear.com/medio.....112340.php

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pipo
Posts: 428

@the geek
i wasn't able to checkout the vaio link you provided earlier (it was blocked from the office), i was only able to open it at home... yikes! that is way too expensive for me... maybe if i get promoted later this year, hehe.

@whs
that's a pretty good looking ultraportable , although it says there that it's not yet confirmed if it'll be available outside Europe. i'm waaaaay on the other side of the earth.

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Budohorseman
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Best thing you can do with an ultra portable... http://xkcd.com/413/

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whs
Posts: 17584

pipo, There will be a lot of others soon. Everybody seems to jump on the bandwagon - the Atom chips make it possible. The problem with those little ones was the power supply (not much batterie you can install). But the Atoms use only 15% to 20% of the power compared to traditional chips. That's the opening.

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pipo
Posts: 428

@Budohorseman
took me a while to understand which box came next, but it's funny, hehe.

"too bad we can't give it a soul"
"sure we can"
...import soul...
"oh, right, python"

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