[clug] Anyone used or seen the Asus Eeepc yet?

Randall Crook rcrook at vtown.com.au
Thu Jun 26 11:04:31 GMT 2008

Hi John and all.

I have been using one of the 701s since xmas...

Its very good, I have stuck with the Xandros OS,
though I did play with the EeePC Xubuntu dist booting from a SD.

I also have a 3 wireless broadband package running on it.Uses the
Huawei E220 USB modem. (One of the reasons I have stuck
with the Xandros OS is the cool Network Wizard that
allowed me to set the wireless broadband up in about 20 seconds.

I works well and even with the fact its been banging
around in my back pack with no problems since I got it,
its durability impresses me.

Biggest drawback so far is the battery life. If you get one, I
suggest adding the larger capacity battery.

It is very versatile and there is already a good support
community out there. www.eeeuser.com has a cool wiki and a
half decent forum.


jhock wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm looking for a very light weight computer for travel.  I saw the Asus
> EeePC advertised.  It appears to have (with options): 
> Custom Linux based on Xandros Distribution
> Intel Celeron M 900 Processor
> 1GB DDR2 667MHz Memory
> 20GB (4GB built-in +16GB flash) SSD 
> 8.9" LCD 1024x600
> 1.3MP Web Camera
> VGA Out
> 802.11b/g Wireless
> 10/100 Ethernet
> Battery Life: Upto 3hrs 
> Weight: from 0.99kg
> I may replace the Linux with something else.  I expect I can use this
> for browsing and documents plus connect to a larger LCD screen for at
> home.
> Has anyone used it?  Anything I should be wary of?
> Ta.
> John

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