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    9-Inch Eee PC has landed.


    Info here and here via Engadget

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    Time to get rid of the 7" then :P

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    wow looks great

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    This is much, much better than the crappy 7 inches.

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    Only problem that the case is bigger and the price is estimated to be €399 (approx. £305)

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    Now were talking a bit more usable for us with fat finger itus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Only problem that the case is bigger and the price is estimated to be €399 (approx. £305)
    Worth it I think

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    If they keep getting bigger they won't be a novelty anymore. Although 9 inch is a better size, but i don't think they could go any bigger.

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    I think the key thing isn't so much the screen size but they fact the resolution is now up to a much more usable 1024x600. Definitely interested depending on what price it comes out here at though admittedly £300 is starting to get worryingly close to the price of a regular windows laptop. Mind you that looks like it's for the 12gb flash version so there might be a cheaper version out (with a smaller drive) in future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Now were talking a bit more usable for us with fat finger itus
    Its got the same keyboard as the 7" model.

    I also don't get the fixation with XP, the whole point of these laptops is they are cheap and don't have bloated software

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Only problem that the case is bigger and the price is estimated to be €399 (approx. £305)
    Completely pointless then.

    A workmate has just bought a flying machine of a dell for less than £400 and than included the Vista licence. Why oh why would you want to spend nearly that (or more than that if you include the price of the licence) on an Eee????

    Good idea in theory, but like most recent technology completely pointless in practice. And there was me getting all excited that they had brought out a machine with a useable screen
    Last edited by j17sparky; 4th March 2008 at 10:45 AM.

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    XP is hardly bloated though is it.
    And a bit of tweaking here and there has XP running extremely lightweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Only problem that the case is bigger and the price is estimated to be €399 (approx. £305)
    less vat for education and you've still got a very cheap machine. Plus the increased 12GB storage....except that extra storage is one step forward two steps back if xp is the only preinstalled option.

    I don't mind the slightly extra girth - it is marginally bigger so it goes from tiny to really small....and the increased size of the toucpad and touchpad buttons is a smart move also.

    i suppose you could install a linux or xp lite OS to give you a good 7 or 8gig useable after OS, OOo and a few other small apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Completely pointless then.

    A workmate has just bought a flying machine of a dell for less than £400 and than included the Vista licence. Why oh why would you want to spend nearly that (or more than that if you include the price of the licence) on an Eee????

    Good idea in theory, but like most recent technology completely pointless in practice. And there was me getting all excited that they had brought out a machine with a useable screen
    You're comparing apples and oranges.....how much does the dell you're referring to weigh ? anything over 1.5kg and it's a completely different category of machine. Tell me what you can get at less than £300 for a machine with the weight and form factor of the eee ? And the tell me if that machine uses solid state storage and has an LED screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    You're comparing apples and oranges.....how much does the dell you're referring to weigh ? anything over 1.5kg and it's a completely different category of machine. Tell me what you can get at less than £300 for a machine with the weight and form factor of the eee ? And the tell me if that machine uses solid state storage and has an LED screen.
    And tell me the point of an eee over a full laptop in a school? See my point now?

    Yeah great if you want a tiny little laptop to sit in your frontroom with for browsing the net and stuff, but for a school no.

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