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Asus passed another test

Saturday, September 20, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named asus.gifWorth noting that the Asus Eee PC that I'm typing this post on passed two milestones on this trip to New York: Permalink to this paragraph

1. This time I didn't bring another computer with me. So if I couldn't do something on this little one, I couldn't do it. Wasn't a problem at all. And not having to lug another computer was great.  Permalink to this paragraph

2. On the trip east I didn't have a power outlet at my seat and I didn't have an extra battery. It was a five hour flight. I watched 1.5 movies, had the computer on all the time except for about an hour or so when I ate, talked with the guy in the seat next to me, etc. When I arrived in NY it still had 1.5 hours left, so I was able to catch up on the news on my Slingbox back in Berkeley. I don't know of any other computer that could make it across the country with power to spare. I am going to buy an extra battery though when I can find someone that sells one (any clues?) Permalink to this paragraph

I may just sign up for the I Am A PC promotion Microsoft is doing. I don't know why Apple doesn't have a Mac in this form factor, if I were Microsoft I'd promote the hell out of this baby. No problem using Windows as long as it's XP and I can use Firefox so I don't get all loaded up with malware. It's a great fucking computer. I haven't said that about a Windows machine in a a very long time.  Permalink to this paragraph

Also Asus has dropped the price. I paid $600 in July, you can now get one for $500. Permalink to this paragraph

Here's a Google search for previous articles on scripting.com about the Asus. Permalink to this paragraph


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