Want me to get an Eee?

I could provide a lot of benchmarks, commentary, analysis, maybe even pull a few new tips and tricks with an Eee.

But, it would take time to do… and the only way Asus will front me one is if I wait for the WiMAX-enabled Eee. That means a $400 hole in my wallet.

So, with that in mind, what would you like me to do with an Eee? If I get enough feedback, I might actually get one.

5 Responses

  1. Daniel H
    Daniel H April 18, 2008 at 4:45 am |

    Hey Chris – i vote that you get an EEE PC, add more RAM (I believe 2 GB is the max), set up XP, Vista and Ubuntu 8 in a triple boot setup, and then sell it to me. (I could do all these things myself, but the time to wife-getting-mad ratio is completely bad.)

  2. Hugh Jaas
    Hugh Jaas April 19, 2008 at 5:27 am |

    oh, yes! please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, puhleeeeeeeeese get an Eee PC. I can’t wait to see what kind of new tips and tricks only you can come up with. That would be so amazing.

  3. Sean
    Sean April 19, 2008 at 7:39 am |

    Having Vista on the Eee is pointless. Even with it all customized out there still is hardly enough specs to get it to run smothly. On top of that with Vista you wont have any room to put XP and Ubuntu 8.04 as well. You might be able to put DSL (Damn Small Linux)on there with Vista but I’m thinking it will be really hard to get even Vista and XP on it at the same time.

  4. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price April 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm |

    I would agree that Vista is not a good idea. Even though it has the GMA950 for Aero, the main problem is that the CPU is just too slow. I’ve run Vista on a Pentium III 1.1 GHz laptop (with a desktop chip), and it barely holds XP speeds.

    Dual-booting the two would result in each OS not having sufficient swap storage.

    Now, one thing I would like to try is the new Ubuntu pain-free dual-boot method with XP on the system. That would provide users with quick Linux and fallback-to-Windows access.

    And, that may just cause me to get one to test…

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