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by GSZX1337 Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:26 pm

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devilmyarse wrote:Do you mean a UMPC? (ultra mobile pc) They're very expensive right now as they're fairly new.


From pics I found of UMPCs, I wasn't thinking of that radical. Those are REALLY mobile.

I was thinking of Subnotebooks, which have been around certainly for a while. Wikipedia seems to have distinct articles (the laptop categories they have are, in order of small to big goes: UMPC, subnotebook or ultraportable, thin&light, mainstream and lastly the desktop replacements.

So basically the one bigger than the UMPC was what I meant.

Ivo.


Check into the Asus Eee PC.
I'm planning on getting one this summer for my birthday

I'm looking at it as well. The only thing that I don't like is the CPU (Celeron make me gag). Anyone know of a lappy like the Eee PC that has a better processor like a Pentium, Athlon, or Sempron?
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by racketboy Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:01 pm

GSZX1337 wrote:
racketboy wrote:
Ivo wrote:
devilmyarse wrote:Do you mean a UMPC? (ultra mobile pc) They're very expensive right now as they're fairly new.


From pics I found of UMPCs, I wasn't thinking of that radical. Those are REALLY mobile.

I was thinking of Subnotebooks, which have been around certainly for a while. Wikipedia seems to have distinct articles (the laptop categories they have are, in order of small to big goes: UMPC, subnotebook or ultraportable, thin&light, mainstream and lastly the desktop replacements.

So basically the one bigger than the UMPC was what I meant.

Ivo.


Check into the Asus Eee PC.
I'm planning on getting one this summer for my birthday

I'm looking at it as well. The only thing that I don't like is the CPU (Celeron make me gag). Anyone know of a lappy like the Eee PC that has a better processor like a Pentium, Athlon, or Sempron?


You just can't think of the EeePC as a primary machine -- it's not meant to be.
I look at it as a more powerful and useful alternative to the iPhone or Nokia Internet tablets.
I just want something that I can surf on on the go without carrying around something big. But at the same time, I need a keyboard and more flexibility due to my writing habits and such.
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by GSZX1337 Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:09 am

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racketboy wrote:
Ivo wrote:
devilmyarse wrote:Do you mean a UMPC? (ultra mobile pc) They're very expensive right now as they're fairly new.


From pics I found of UMPCs, I wasn't thinking of that radical. Those are REALLY mobile.

I was thinking of Subnotebooks, which have been around certainly for a while. Wikipedia seems to have distinct articles (the laptop categories they have are, in order of small to big goes: UMPC, subnotebook or ultraportable, thin&light, mainstream and lastly the desktop replacements.

So basically the one bigger than the UMPC was what I meant.

Ivo.


Check into the Asus Eee PC.
I'm planning on getting one this summer for my birthday

I'm looking at it as well. The only thing that I don't like is the CPU (Celeron make me gag). Anyone know of a lappy like the Eee PC that has a better processor like a Pentium, Athlon, or Sempron?


You just can't think of the EeePC as a primary machine -- it's not meant to be.
I look at it as a more powerful and useful alternative to the iPhone or Nokia Internet tablets.
I just want something that I can surf on on the go without carrying around something big. But at the same time, I need a keyboard and more flexibility due to my writing habits and such.

I'm not expecting a C2D or a Phenom, just something a little better than a Celeron. I've used many PCs with a Celeron and they all sucked (although they were running windows).
Maybe a Pentium 3/4 or a Sempron.
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by Jubal Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:12 am

GSZX1337 wrote:I'm looking at it as well. The only thing that I don't like is the CPU (Celeron make me gag). Anyone know of a lappy like the Eee PC that has a better processor like a Pentium, Athlon, or Sempron?


part of the probs with those other chips is there power draw and heat generation, with a 3 hour battery you need every extra min you can get
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by racketboy Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:18 am

I've heard the performance if pretty snappy with the custom Linux install it has.
For the stuff I want to use it for, I wouldn't want Windows on there.
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by Jubal Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:07 am

racketboy wrote:I've heard the performance if pretty snappy with the custom Linux install it has.
For the stuff I want to use it for, I wouldn't want Windows on there.


is there better battery life with the linux distro, or ubuntu?

funny enough, the only thing keeping me on windows at this point is a little genealogy program I like that I can't get on linux. that and required energy to learn something new. I think a subnotebook is the perfect thing to get me use to linux. it will probably be just enough to push me over the edge and switch my home machine over.
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by GSZX1337 Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:48 pm

Jubal wrote:
GSZX1337 wrote:I'm looking at it as well. The only thing that I don't like is the CPU (Celeron make me gag). Anyone know of a lappy like the Eee PC that has a better processor like a Pentium, Athlon, or Sempron?


part of the probs with those other chips is there power draw and heat generation, with a 3 hour battery you need every extra min you can get

I thought that the Semprons were more efficient than the P4 and Athlons. What about a Centrino? Don't the ThinkPads use Pentiums?
I just want anything other than a Celeron. I'll just look for something else.
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by Jubal Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:06 pm

GSZX1337 wrote:
Jubal wrote:
GSZX1337 wrote:I'm looking at it as well. The only thing that I don't like is the CPU (Celeron make me gag). Anyone know of a lappy like the Eee PC that has a better processor like a Pentium, Athlon, or Sempron?


part of the probs with those other chips is there power draw and heat generation, with a 3 hour battery you need every extra min you can get

I thought that the Semprons were more efficient than the P4 and Athlons. What about a Centrino? Don't the ThinkPads use Pentiums?
I just want anything other than a Celeron. I'll just look for something else.


well its the 900 MHz Intel Celeron-M ULV 353, ULV stands for ulta low voltage, M stands for mobile. I don't think the new mobile celerons bear much resemblance to the old celeron chips
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by racketboy Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:19 pm

GSZX1337 wrote:
Jubal wrote:
GSZX1337 wrote:I'm looking at it as well. The only thing that I don't like is the CPU (Celeron make me gag). Anyone know of a lappy like the Eee PC that has a better processor like a Pentium, Athlon, or Sempron?


part of the probs with those other chips is there power draw and heat generation, with a 3 hour battery you need every extra min you can get

I thought that the Semprons were more efficient than the P4 and Athlons. What about a Centrino? Don't the ThinkPads use Pentiums?
I just want anything other than a Celeron. I'll just look for something else.


You'll just have to pay more for it, that's all. You can't expect much in an ultraportable for $300-$400.
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