Friday, January 25, 2008

The eee pc with extras!


My eee pc arrived in the mail today!
This thing really is the size of a book. It's that small. Very impressive and cute.

Even more impressive were the freebies that were included with the Japanese model. A 1GB flash was advertised as being included, but there was definitely no mention of a free 4GB Class 6 (20MB/s) SDHC card being included too! (That's not including the 4GB SSD that's already inside the eee itself) There's also Asus' optical mouse included.

What's not included
The restore DVD only includes a Win XP SP2 Home Edition ghost image, along with Windows drivers and the Asus bios flash utility. Xandros Linux is missing. The Bios, which was version 0703, does not include any overclocking settings. But none of these problems are difficult to overcome.

All in all, I'm pleased with the free 4GB SDHC and mouse. The bundled Windows Home is a shame.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

eee pc

A 0.9kg, 8" ultra-portable computer is a lot more useful to a geek than a 2.6kg hunk of aluminium at twice the space and 3 times the weight! Especially if the speeds are just about identical. (And don't get me started on exploding batteries and burning power adapters...)

I just pre-ordered an eee pc - a cheap, ultra-portable, ultra-moddable laptop. After seeing the new MacBook Air - thin, but dissapointingly big, heavy, and expensive - there is still no equal to the eee pc. Looking forward to it shipping in a week.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Back to work

Happy New Year! It's back to work after a short vacation.
Oh yes, and heaps of coal to Japanese immigration for successfully getting their hands on my fingerprints. Now all it takes is one wrong button click, and I can be discriminated against, or accused of being a terrorist.