Tuesday, September 2, 2008


So, as I've mentioned, I bought my Asus Eee PC 901 a few weeks ago. I'm quite pleased with it, and have been enjoying playing around and tweaking, not only the default Xandros linux, but also Ubuntu on an SD card. Well, I stumbled upon this page and video today, which reviews many of the netbooks currently on the market. He pretty much sums up the process I went through when deciding on the 901. Basically, it's a little more expensive than the average netbook, but it's fairly powerful as compared to some others, a good size and weight, and has one of the best battery lives. That was a key point for me, if I didn't care about the battery, I would have probably gone with an Eee PC 900 (which has 2-2.5 hours of life).

Anyway, I'm very happy with it, but I'm sure that within a few months, new Netbooks will put mine to shame but isn't that the way with all computer purchases? Though, with the projected specs of Lenovo's or Dell's new Netbooks (which are cheaper, but not really superior), it might not be till the new year.

Oh yes, and I just read about a Commodore-branded netbook, which gives me a warm and fuzzy nostalgia feeling. Then again, I still have 2 C64s (a C64 and a C64C), and an Amiga 2000, and 4000 working at home, so I can really get the nostalgia whenever I want.

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