eeePC

About a month ago, I bought a white 4GB 700 eeePC. I wanted something to use while away from the office with conference season upon us, I didn’t want to wait for apple to announce nothing much at WWDC. Good job I didn’t wait, as I would have been disappointed (that is not to say that the iPhone PAYG is not looking very attractive to me – will have to see what the pricing is like).

So far, I’ve really liked using it. It is small, cute, easy to use and the keyboard, although small, is a better solution for longer sessions of note taking than a PDA or iTouch would have been. My main grips so far are, of course, battery life, and that the little thing has trouble with our WPA connection to the BT home hub at home. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just won’t connect. I’d also like to be able to post straight to seesmic but that doesn’t seem to work.

Next task is getting to grips with the real desktop, and enabling full desktop mode.

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2 thoughts on “eeePC”

  1. I had the full desktop mode installed on my EEE for a while but found I never used it (although I do use the terminal a fair bit). I like the way that the easy mode makes the most of the available screen and makes it obvious where everything is for new users. Have you seen that the company behind Ubuntu is developing their own “easy mode”? http://www.canonical.com/netbooks It will be interesting to see how this sort of interface develops.

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