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rabs
28th May 2008, 12:02 PM
Hey guys, Is there anyone using these little lappys with a mouse gps and ozi, I'm seriously thinking about getting one as it would be perfect for mounting in the fourby. I see the latest ozi will run on linux so should be a fairly good setup

cheers

Art
5th August 2008, 04:37 PM
If my car is cheap enough to fix I should have the Eee PC 1000H this week
(maybe even tomorrow).
As far as GPS goes, I'd like to run Mapsource and nRoute on it and see how it goes
in a car.

Jackaroo
5th August 2008, 09:20 PM
I have the eeepc 900 running winxp. Hooks up to my ipaq rx5965 for gps signals via active sync and works a treat

Running Oziexplorer, nRoute and GPSGate as well as some other small apps

I was going to wait for the 1000H, but after reading some reviews, in respect to the new processor, it actually runs faster than the 900 - 1.6g compared to 900M but performs slower - sounds strange

example (http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/03/08/intel-atom-initial-benchmarking-data-vs-pentium-and-celeron-m-processors-before-official-release/)

for the extra money the 1000h cost, i found it more ecomomical to by the 900 and use the saving to purchase an external hdd for extra storage if needed

just my 2c worth

Jackaroo :D

Art
6th August 2008, 05:44 AM
I don't really get a choice, but the 1000H has the better keyboard doesn't it?
The only other Eee PC available in my location is the much smaller
version with the 4Gb solid state flash drive, and Linux installed.

maccajim
6th August 2008, 10:56 AM
There are a few ones in Australia we are way behind and just getting the 1000 wich is the latest and best good screen keyboard chip and battery life. A lot of shops are trying to flog off 700 and 900 models for around $500 these are a year old and have a few problems.
I have used the linux 700 series and it was very badly made buttons would stick and difficult to scroll using the T bar pad. The linux models are cheaper as u don't have to pay microsoft the $50 fee i don't think they will run vista so hope support for xp continues if u go the pc option.
If i was u i would get the 1000 with linux add a 4g thumb drive i have seen these for sale at JBhifi in sydney
good luck event that is what i would get but spending money on bike and new gps first
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC has some info on the models u can get outdated 700 for $350 with 2g thumb

bshwckr
17th October 2008, 01:54 PM
Alternative to Asus Eee PC

http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers_notebook_20081023.htm

I can vouch for Medion PC quality. My desktop is a Medion and it was very good value for money.

Nicko
17th October 2008, 02:15 PM
The annoying thing is the moving away from the Solid State Hard Drive, I say what's the point, can spend a few hundred dollars more to get a decent size screen if I want a generic laptop. No DVD, thus people will need to start thinking Movies on USB sticks or SD cards rather than DVD, but then gain, who wants the hassle of having to copy a protected DVD to a stick!?

We neeeeed a laptop with SS HD!

gomax
18th October 2008, 03:52 AM
Alternative to Asus Eee PC

http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers_notebook_20081023.htm

I can vouch for Medion PC quality. My desktop is a Medion and it was very good value for money.

FYI This is a MSI Wind clone. :wave