[Nottingham] Eee?

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu Jan 8 12:37:43 UTC 2009

Eeee by gum, more choices... :-)

>>> Folks,
>>> I'm very tempted to join the NLUG Eee group with a:
>>> Asus 10" EEE PC 1000H 1GB 160GB BLACK LINUX

10" WSVGA screen 1024 x 600-pixel resolution
1.6GHz Intel Atom N270

Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.11a/g/n
1.3Mpixel webcam, stereo microphones & speakers

3 x USB 2.0
2-in-1 Card Reader: MMC, SD


>>> One requirement is for the HDD space hence the SSD versions are excluded.
>>> Any others I should be looking at or that are recommended instead?

Advent 4213 (A rebranded version of the ECS G10IL)

RAM - 1024 MB
Operating System - Microsoft Windows XP Home
Processor - 1.60 GHz Intel Atom N270
Hard drive - 2.5" 160 GB SATA
Monitor - 10" WSVGA screen 1024 x 600-pixel resolution
Memory Card Reader - 4-in-1 card reader
USB - 3 USB 2.0 ports
Modem - High speed 56K modem
Built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet network interface
WLAN - WiFi 802.11 b/g
Built-in 3G module (SIM card not supplied)
1.3-megapixel webcam with microphone
Weight - 1.4 kg with 6-cell 4400 mAh battery

(Shame about the OS but Linux can be installed)


Some reviews complain about the keyboard and build quality...

> I'm happy with my Aspire One: the latest versions have a 3G modem built in, it 
> seems, though you would be best to check that.   Current models are 8.9", but 
> they have announced a 10.1"  model for February.

# Acer Aspire One A150 Netbook

# 8.9" Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD
# Operating System: Linpus Linux Lite version
# Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor N270
# Memory: 1024MB RAM (2*512MB Configuration)
# Storage: 120GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
# Connectivity: Wireless LAN b/g, LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
# Webcam: Integrated 0.3Mp Acer Crystal Eye webcam
# I/O Interfaces: 3 * USB PortsPort, 5-in-1 card reader (SD), (MMC),
(RS-MMC), (MS), (MS PRO), (xD), SD™ Card reader for storage Expansion
# Battery Pack: 3 Cell (3 Hours Battery Life)


Spoilt for choice...! The 3G PAYG looks rather tempting...

Next is to check what Mandriva Linux supports and how well.

Thanks for the leads,


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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