Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:23:07 +0000
Subject: Re: [Staffslug] Need a laptop
On 24/02/2008, Jonothon Nihill wrote:
> I have a bit of a situation, My computer has bitten the dust and I would
> really like a laptop to save on space etc. I dont really use my computer for
> all that much I use it for browsing the net, sending email listening to my
> rather large mp3 collection (omg I can hear a the missus watching dancing on
> ice) and watch various video files. I would really like something that I
> could install linux onto without too much messing around/using workarounds.
> I have used Linux (debian) for nearly two years now I guess so im pretty
> used to the ins and outs. because I dont really use much in the way of
> processing power I think that I should be able so save a few pounds. What I
> need I guess is some kind of guidance on this as I've never had to buy a
I've had an Asus EEE for about six weeks and very pleased with it. The screen and
keyboard are a bit on the small side, but with plenty of ports and slots (VGA, SD/mmc, 3x
USB, Ethernet, audio i/o) plus easily upgradeable RAM, it's a steal! If the 7"
screen is a bit small for using for long periods eg at home, I guess you could always plug
in an external monitor. Plenty powerful enough for web, video playback etc., and you can
have any OS you like (except maybe Vista). I still can't believe how small the thing
is - photos do not do it justice! Only problem is getting hold of one.
Now I'm just looking for the killer app for it - at the moment it's just used to
rdesktop into work from my living room!
Telly addicts unite!