I'm currently looking for a notebook, and the contenders so far are the Samsung NC10, Asus Eee PC 1000HE and perhaps the msi Wind U100.
[rant] Looks like for the first time since 2000, I'll have no choice but to pay the WinTax. I'm sad that I could not complete the decade without paying it again, specially to buy in a segment which started with a strong Linux presence [/rant]
My question to the users of these notebooks is the following: since I plan to only use Linux on the notebook, I would like to know what kind of degradation in performance can I expect. For instance, the 1000HE strong suit is an extra long battery life, but I have read in forums that using Linux will shave 2 hours of battery life. If so, the long battery argument does not fly for me anymore, as I WILL be using Linux on my notebook.
Just to be clear about this, I'm aware that there is plenty of info on how to run Linux on these machines (1
). But what I want is to know what kind of performance are you achieving right now
with your model, and how
did you managed it (distributions, patches, etc). Also, I would like to know what kind of functions could not be made to work so far, or have a degraded performance. Specially important to me are battery life, the ability to do voip, and the possibility to do presentations through the VGA port. But of course any problems and sources of irritation are of interest to me (suspend mode, hibernation, etc).
Hopefully, this thread will also be useful to others to exchange information on how to improve their notebook performance.