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#1 2014-10-01 22:44:53

rwsChris
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From: Stamford, CT, US
Registered: 2012-12-31
Posts: 61

Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

Announced earlier this month, the Asus eeeBook will be an inexpensive small form-factor laptop. A netbook was my original #! endeavor. Any thoughts on #! on the eeeBook? (I worry the UEFI will give me grief.)

http://gizmodo.com/asus-is-resurrecting … 1629984781

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#2 2014-10-02 17:15:52

Kristof
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Registered: 2014-09-23
Posts: 45

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

rwsChris wrote:

Announced earlier this month, the Asus eeeBook will be an inexpensive small form-factor laptop. A netbook was my original #! endeavor. Any thoughts on #! on the eeeBook? (I worry the UEFI will give me grief.)

http://gizmodo.com/asus-is-resurrecting … 1629984781

As a long time asus fanboy that already owns 3 eee pcs I'm interested might purchase one as soon as amazon gets em in stock and install #! ASAP. My only gripe the usb ports are still only 2.0 if it had usb 3.0 ports I would not hesitate to buy as well as only having 2GB ram all my Eee pcs already have that upgraded from 1GB to 2, unless of course the ram is upgradeable to 4GB.

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#3 2014-10-02 17:50:37

wb8nbs
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Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

Kristof wrote:
rwsChris wrote:

Announced earlier this month, the Asus eeeBook will be an inexpensive small form-factor laptop. A netbook was my original #! endeavor. Any thoughts on #! on the eeeBook? (I worry the UEFI will give me grief.)

http://gizmodo.com/asus-is-resurrecting … 1629984781

As a long time asus fanboy that already owns 3 eee pcs I'm interested might purchase one as soon as amazon gets em in stock and install #! ASAP. My only gripe the usb ports are still only 2.0 if it had usb 3.0 ports I would not hesitate to buy as well as only having 2GB ram all my Eee pcs already have that upgraded from 1GB to 2, unless of course the ram is upgradeable to 4GB.

I'm typing this booted from a USB drive on a 901 I bought in 2009. Have 2G of memory installed and can't recall ever needing more. Has anyone actually tried a 4G SODIMM?  The big hangup for me and the 901 is the 4G system drive

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#4 2014-10-03 13:56:41

rwsChris
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From: Stamford, CT, US
Registered: 2012-12-31
Posts: 61

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

I run #! on an ASUS EEE 1000HA. This was the 10.1" model with a standard hdd. So disk space has never been an issue. However, the ASUS batteries are not terribly reliable and the charge gets roughly 2 hours, but it's a sturdy little notebook and still runs smoothly.

I really don't care for tablets. I hope the inexpensive netbooks will return since the Windows markup is less of an impediment, evidently.

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#5 2014-10-03 17:19:54

Kristof
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Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

rwsChris wrote:

I run #! on an ASUS EEE 1000HA. This was the 10.1" model with a standard hdd. So disk space has never been an issue. However, the ASUS batteries are not terribly reliable and the charge gets roughly 2 hours, but it's a sturdy little notebook and still runs smoothly.

I really don't care for tablets. I hope the inexpensive netbooks will return since the Windows markup is less of an impediment, evidently.

Couldnt agree with you more I much prefer a light weight netbook with a full keyboad that folds shut to protect the screen vs a tablet that requires you to buy everything else seperately.

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#6 2014-10-03 18:09:57

rwsChris
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Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

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#7 2014-10-03 18:49:13

Kristof
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Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

rwsChris wrote:

They look sharp I'm digging the blue one but I have to stay loyal to Asus  big_smile

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#8 2014-10-03 21:14:54

vic
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Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

Interesting news, do not like tablets. Guess it was obvious though, they can not leave Google without competition on the netbook share of the market.


Time to move on!#

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#9 2014-10-04 01:34:11

KrunchTime
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Registered: 2012-03-02
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Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

I first discovered CrunchBang when I purchased an eeePC a few years ago.  It didn't last long, though.  I quickly grew tired of the small screen and keyboard.  A 12-inch laptop is about as small as I care to go.


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#10 2014-10-04 05:55:33

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

It's been two years now since my Inspiron Mini 9 was stolen, and I still miss it.  This thread is relevant to my interest. 8o

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#11 2014-10-04 06:02:18

m1rr0r5h4d35
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From: Kentucky
Registered: 2014-10-03
Posts: 73

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

Any word on the release date for the Asus? Admittedly, I wish they had chosen to spec it slightly higher, but I'm sure they did it to keep the price low. I almost want to say this is a response to the Chromebook, but Asus manufactures those as well.

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#12 2014-10-04 06:07:19

pvsage
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Posts: 13,970

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

@m1rr0r5h4d35:  I'm sure weight and battery life were also concerns in choosing a lower-spec CPU; those Atoms just sip power.

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#13 2014-10-04 07:00:21

m1rr0r5h4d35
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From: Kentucky
Registered: 2014-10-03
Posts: 73

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

Yeah, I figured that as well. That was the whole point of the Atom in the first place, I believe. I am glad to see that they are still working with the Atom, and have not just tossed the whole spec in the trash. I think that while the Atom may lack in in performance, I see a potential there, if it's given a chance to mature.

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#14 2014-10-04 15:13:51

CSCoder4ever
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From: /dev/zero
Registered: 2013-09-03
Posts: 2,256

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

The day when 13.3" non-touch notebooks make a return.

Guess I'll have to deal with the 12" notebooks from now on.

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#15 2014-10-04 15:32:03

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

rwsChris wrote:
GizModo wrote:

Unsurprisingly, Windows is the draw here.

I wonder if you could get it cheaper without the EULA?
]:D

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#16 2014-10-04 22:31:23

m1rr0r5h4d35
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From: Kentucky
Registered: 2014-10-03
Posts: 73

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

It would be nice if they would sell it without an OS, but I suspect that they won't. Seems like companies aren't as keen on that as they were a few years back. More is the pity.

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#17 2014-10-04 22:56:20

Kristof
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Registered: 2014-09-23
Posts: 45

Re: Return of Asus netbook marks a return of Cruncheee?

m1rr0r5h4d35 wrote:

It would be nice if they would sell it without an OS, but I suspect that they won't. Seems like companies aren't as keen on that as they were a few years back. More is the pity.

Agreed I'm just gonna install some kind of linux over it anyway

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