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    What mini-laptop?

    Not one for work but just wondering yours thoughts on sub-laptops.

    We've all seen the eeePC, nice if somewhat underpowered and too small a screen for my liking (although there seems to be a 10" one in the plans?)

    Looking for something to run XP Pro on (wipe Vista!) say 1GB-2GB RAM, dual core preferable. Seen a Samsung Q70 that looks pretty good, don't wanna go much further than £850 reallu.



    Seen this pic, anyone know what the black laptop is?

    Or wait for this?



    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/02...aq_2133_spied/

    The other option was to get a Nokia E90 and not bother with a laptop but it's verrry pricey and still won't show some webpages properly as it reports itself as a phone in the headers
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    That HP looks smart. The Asus U2E looks good, too, but I think will be out of your price range.

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    The black one is also an Asus but which model I don't know. You can just make out the Asus badge under the screen.
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    What about the Ergo Microlites?

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    Hi There

    Have you had a look at the Everum UMPC offering with a 7" screen. they look interesting: http://www.raondigital.com/fnt_english/
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    tech_guy: you've got better eyesight than I do! Think it may be that U2E mentioned above?

    mrforgetful: hmm MicroLite looks good but Google doesn't seem to bring up many results for suppliers, are they still being sold or is it a model only available 2nd hand now?

    Erudit: looks nice, similar to the Q1 Ultra but really after something with a proper keyboard, unless it comes with a portfolio case similar to the Q1 (yet omitted on the Ultra pack along with the USB keyboard )

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    Microlite sold by ergo:

    http://www.ergo.co.uk/products/lapto...521/index.html

    I have one as my work machine and it's an odler model now about 2 1/2 years old but still going great guns.

    I love it.

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    Beat me too it. We got 5 this week, seem nice and never had much problems with any of our other Ergos.

    Only slight drawback is the screen's are very shiney.

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    Every one is doing high gloss screens now and I do not know why they reflect light badly, my microlite has a matte screen.

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    How much are the microlites? I can't see prices anywhere. And what's battery life like?

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    The Vye range look quite good, anyone used em before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    How much are the microlites? I can't see prices anywhere. And what's battery life like?
    Do the "get online quote" button on the right hand side ;-)

    The one I did came to 693 exc. VAT, bit too big for what I want, proably leaning more towards the UMPC range

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    The black one is also an Asus but which model I don't know. You can just make out the Asus badge under the screen.
    looks more like an acer to me.

    woops!! better take that back, didn't realise the acer logo was a lower case a.
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    They are all ASUS notebooks by the looks of it.

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