ASUS Eee PC Notebook
wonkey_donkey at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Jan 4 23:45:16 PST 2009
Nathan Coulson wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Adrian Fisher <adrian at leofcwen.com> wrote:
>> Hello all :)
>> I am considering getting an Asus Eee PC laptop for my LFS. Has anyone
>> else used one of these devices for this and if so, did it work well?
>> Were you still able to use the ASUS online storage or does that depend
>> on their own software?
>> If this machine is not the best way to go can anyone recommend a more
>> suitable device in this category?
> I use one myself with LFS, and it works well
> I have the 701 Asus one 4G, but I would probably choose their 901 if I
> was buying one as of today, as it's slightly lower power, slightly
> more battery power, and larger screen. (also, the atom has a 64bit
> processor, and the virtualization instructions)
> I like the flash harddrive myself, but I am used to using 4G linux
> partitions. Not sure if that fits your needs or not Most of the
> newer ones seem to be migrating ton onboard harddrives instead
> I think the Asus ones are a bit more expensive then some of the
> alternatives out there. Acer had one with slightly better specs then
> mine, and a slightly cheaper price. No clue on quality though.
> Take a look at http://www.nathancoulson.com/proj_eee.shtml if you want
> to see some of the tweaks I made to my LFS build. (Getting dated, and
> most of those external drivers are either intree, or have alternatives
> Never heard of Asus Online Storage
I've had limited hands on experience with 2 Eee's so far. One to fix up
for a mates son (Using Win XP), and the other for a neighbour (Using
Linux). They faired ok considering the relatively simple spec.
Once I'd had the chance to go through the netbook reviews in some depth,
I personally opted for the Acer Aspire One (HDD Version). Performance
wise it was a lot better than both of the Eee's I played with and felt
I didn't really have a chance to tweak any of the settings to a great
degree and I think it would have performed even better if I had. But
that was with the supplied system, not LFS or another Linux flavour.
In terms of the hardware though, I would definitely recommend the One
over the Eee. The cost difference was negligible, but hardware
performance and build quality were much better. It felt like a grown up
netbook rather than a mickey mouse one.
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