Photos: Asus 8.9-inch Eee at CeBIT

Photos: Asus 8.9-inch Eee at CeBIT

Summary: At CeBIT 2008, Asus had a massive presence and managed to draw crowds wanting to get a closer look at the new and improved 8.9-inch Asus Eee PC.

TOPICS: CEBIT, Hardware, PCs

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  • The new 8.9-inch Asus Eee comes with more SSD flash storage, a bigger LCD screen with 1024×600 resolution, a better quality webcam. The same Pentium M 900 MHz CPU is the same as the original Eee.

    See more details in George Ou's blog.
  • The Windows XP model comes with 8 GBs of SSD flash memory when the Linux model comes with 12 GB of SSD flash memory.

  • I wouldn’t doubt if people buy the 12 GB Linux version and use NLite to install a trimmed down version of XP though having Linux on this device is extremely useful if you’re going to use it as a security auditing tool.

Topics: CEBIT, Hardware, PCs

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  • Hey Microsoft my mom is leaving for Montana; send me one!

    Yes, tou have my informations. I'll give back a 'mat-black' DLL <xrwpc.dll> for one of these. Theisorus on this utility is it satisfies current latency running to the cpu fan; and stays below 1,710 rpm. Tip of the day:(I'll post it on Spaces, soon.) looking cool; cover those control fans with a hard plastic cover and use more heat-sinks. Isolating the breathing area and piping exhaust-fan or fans closer to center ambient cloud readings.(sample: harddrive 38C - VPU 61C ;ALL 42C,,,)
  • RE: (Photos: Asus 8.9-inch Eee at CeBIT)

    Then they will lose the coolness! Instead of paying over $400 for a eee PC, we better buy a regular laptop for around $500.
  • RE: (Photos: Asus 8.9-inch Eee at CeBIT)

    The Asus EeePC is very similar to my HP Jornada 820 with WinCE 2.11. Too small to be a useful laptop but too big to be a practical PDA. Which is why I use my old Palm i705 with the slip-on, glove-style, keyboard. The 820, well, maybe it was just eight years ahead of the game. Does the Eee have Wi-Fi? That would be an improvement over the 56K built-in modem of the J. 820. I do keep the battery charged.

  • RE: (Photos: Asus 8.9-inch Eee at CeBIT)

    I've got Win XP on my 8-GB version. I just installed it last night. There are two problems with Win XP on the 7-inch model: despite my having installed all the Asus-provided XP drivers for the system, the screen resolution always comes up 800 x 480 instead of 800 x 600. I really want 1024 x 768; second, I have to scroll the screen up and down because the vertical real estate is insufficient for a complete Win XP screen.

    I installed XP for two reasons. First, my wireless provider here in Taiwan is a cell-phone company, and their software doesn't work cross-platform. I have XP on my 15.4-inch notebook, so I have to have it on my Eee PC too. Second, as much as I like desktop Linux, it just isn't ready for the general public, or even for geeks who have to get work done. There isn't enough of the proper software available for me; e.g., I need Adobe Acrobat Pro (or an equivalent for Linux), but it doesn't exist. I checked out the Foxit PDF suite for Windows and found that it costs even more that I paid for Adobe Pro (educational discount). And my favorite email filtering program, Mailwasher (Firetrust software), doesn't have a Linux version.

    While the Linux on the current version on the Eee PC is probably fine for people who don't need to use their computer for work, it's not fine for me because I can't get all my work done without Win XP and the apps made for that platform. I'm not interested in relearning everything, regardless of how much I dislike certain aspects of MS Office and Windows. Nothing's perfect, but MS Windows, MS Office 2003, and the necessary Windows apps I have installed in my PC are as close as I think I'll ever get to perfection in my lifetime. And, yes, I've used Macs for years, and I prefer MS Windows and Windows apps to most of what the Mac has to offer.

    For me, it's all about getting my work done with the least amount of hassle, and in Taiwan, that means MS Windows because that's what almost everybody else here uses.