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pete at marchingcubes.com
Tue Nov 18 10:18:35 NZDT 2008
> Dear All,
> Just to recap, what do you all think of the Acer Eee
I have a black 701 - it runs Ubuntu. Pretty happy with it's styling,
ergonomics (keyboard has reasonable feel but is cramped, - find the
cursor keys too close to other keys mostly) and portability, and its
Linux compatibility is really good, though its unusable for me in some
situations due to its power drain in sleep mode - e.g. you can't suspend
it and expect it to have any battery left after about 12 hours sleeping.
It drains the battery even when turned completely off - only way to
prevent this is to physically disconnect the battery.
Presumably they have improved this with the 900/901 models, but i
wouldn't bet on that.
I still use it quite a lot though - and it was definitely worth the
purchase price, but if it broke, would I buy another? No, I think i'd
look elsewhere. The screen is too small to run apps like thunderbird
comfortably, which i use a lot. Possibly the newer eee's are worth the
price, but i'm not lining up to upgrade.
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