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Old 11-26-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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LXer: Review: Reviewing the Asus Eee PC 4G

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The Taiwanese tech heavyweight Asus has introduced a $400 laptop with most of the capability of a $2,000 Sony or Fujitsu subnotebook; the convenience and usability missing from members of Intel's Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) club; and the goofiest name of the year. How does this Linux-based system stack up to other, larger systems? Surprisingly well...

Old 11-27-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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Yeah these machines are finally available but they have some drawbacks that I have been reading about at:

For example the systems cannot use a journaled file system because it will wear out the HD too fast.

They also do not have swap partition for the same reason.

The consensus is that if Asus can cut the sale price in half then it would worth it to purchase one of these machines. However, for about $100-200 USD more you can have a similar machine with a traditional hard drive.


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