edited at 18:40 GMT 2010/02/13
What's this? You can now share posts on twitter etc, now I have to get back
Firstly it's no bigger than the manual it's come with. So it is damn small, but it has fairly high build quality. No bits and pieces dangling about, a pretty solid unit all round, despite being less than a kilo it still feels very sturdy.
The screen, resolution is 800x400. Hardly something to brag about but once again on the small 7" screen it looks like a much higher resolution. Text is highly readable, even from about half a metre away. The screen is impressive.
The processor, haven't really tested that out much but hey, it's a netbook, not a gaming powerhouse.
Operating system is unfortunately Windows XP Yes I know what you thinking, what's the point of getting an EEE PC if you have Windows running. Well it was solely chosen for the purpose of setting up peripheral devices. I've tried setting up devices through Linux and it's not fun. Give me a month with XP and after a month or two I'll have PupEEE Linux running.
Now the keyboard and the trackpad. The keyboard is small and if you have fatter fingers you will probably be living in a nightmare if you try typing on this machine. But if like me your fingers are fairly normal you will be able to adapt quickly. If you're a touch typer the problems that you will run into is overshooting key due to the compact layout, but nothing an hour or two wont let you get around. The trackpad like any other, can't really complain about it since I only use a desktop mouse.
Sound is okay, nothing special. Also due to the screen size you have to scroll up or down to display a full image. For example, the standard windows desktop, you have to scroll down to see the taskbar and back up to see the full desktop. You can complain about it but it's rather that than them trying to squeeze everything into one screen where you can't read or see anything.
This will continue later
Ok there is a problem. I think it has a virus and they didn't send me an XP cd though it has XP on it.
I think a full format is in order
Update 2009/01/23 : Well been running it for a week without having to format on re-install anything. It's all good.
Anyway now I'm gonna try and overclock this thing. I'm pretty new to the overclocking, so hope i don't fry anything. Apparently the processor can run upto 4.0Ghz with standard cooling. I even read on another forum it went up to 5GHz...that could be a lie but who really cares, as long as my machine works. I have no actual need for a faster processor but I have nothing better to do
Where are youuu... I miss you. Come back please . Are you on another sabbatical? Please come back. Mwah.
Oh, South Africa. I guess I overlooked ur status. I don't think u must say like that.....atleast. :p
U said ur country is EVIL!! Where r u frm?
are you actually gonna meet the Opera team?! Niiice. :)
it's still there...why? did it disappear when you visit my blog?
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