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Old 26 Apr 2008
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Matt what are your video settings. Daveg has offered to help me get my vids to play so I'll send him one to try. I should find time tomorrow.
PM me the details - I've not encoded any video specifically for the Eee yet - just downloaded them - send me one of yours and I'll have a look.

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Excellent

Posting this reply on my new EEE 4g, purchased yesterday at Gatwick Dixons tax free. Initial impressions are ; amazingly easy to use, quick to boot up, fast on the net, good instructions for a techno imbecile like me.
I am sitting by the pool in florida happily surfing the net, I wouldn't be doing that on my Toshiba for fear of damaging it, this is about 200 quid.
I have to use a laptop for work on site and am beginning to think that it may be easier to just use this (powerpoint presentations etc.) And take the bike with this in the tankbag Or my big jacket pocket!
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Thanks for the advice Matt.

Was thinking similar things. The EEE and external drives. I have an 80gig Ipod half empty, and a spare hardrive

Do you think that an external harddrive is better able to survive than one in a laptop though?? I suppose it's easier to pad, and stuff.
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Thanks Pete.

Did the EEE not come with Windows installed?? Did you have to but the licence as an extra??

I think the EEE and external drives is the way to go.
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My theory goes that the iPod and external drives are designed to be thrown around a little - but drives inside laptops - not so much.... but really what it boils down to is that my iPod sits in my tank bag normally away from the laptop and only gets connected when it's being used - therefore it's not being fired up every single time I use the laptop regardless of if I'm using it or not.

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Thanks for the link, it arrived an hour ago. I'm one step closer to my full set up.
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Can you boot Windows from an iPod though?
If the iPod was set up as a drive yes - if it's set up as an iPod then no - but then all you'd do is boot from a USB drive and use the iPod as the actual storage base - as I'm doing with Xandros right now.

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I spoke too soon. The 12v charger isn't working so They're sending me another. Lets hope that one works. I'd rather the first one failed from the off and not somewhere on the road. It's a lottery with the post, I hope this package has a more gentle journey.

When it does arrive I'll do what I was trying to do today which is see how much current it draws when in use. When I use my 12v-240v inverter it draws 3 amps so I'm expecting it to draw a lot less than that. A nice touch is the 12v charger has an integral 3amp fuse. Mini blade type as used on modern bikes.
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The replacement charger arrived today and it works! I set it up in the car and put my ammeter in line to check the current. It draws 1.9 amps, call it 2 amps which I think is ok for a bike to handle as long as you're on the move.

As it was a nice sunny day I also connected it to my solar panel but I don't think it's output is anywhere near 2 amps more like 500mA, but worth a shot. Needless to say the Eee-PC charge light didn't come on. This panel will charge my AAA/AA batteries, I-Pod and my phone though and can be strapped onto my tankbag.
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but worth a shot. Needless to say the Eee-PC charge light didn't come on.
Sure looks neat . Wish it worked.
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The Silva solar II charger is a nice bit of kit as it folds up neatly and is protected. There are a lot of good solar panels now for the campervan/caravan boys at reasonable money. Maplins do some I think. Maybe I should check out whats on the market. I always thought that if the top of my Givi topbox was a solar panel charging my stuff inside it would be great. With some of the flexible roll out panels now that may be possible. Like everyone else I charge my stuff from the bikes 12v when the engine is running but it would be nice to have solar power when you're camping.
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Saw my first EEE in a shop the other day. Very nice. Just the thing to travel with. 4 gig with XP installed. Only had 600mb left after XP, so all software would have to be installed on external drive.

Will windows let you install programs to an extarnal drive?? Am iPod, with an internal battery would be better than one draining power though the USB cable.
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Will windows let you install programs to an extarnal drive?? Am iPod, with an internal battery would be better than one draining power though the USB cable.
I believe it will, although to be honest I'd ditch Windows and go back Linux on the EeePC, unless you really must have Windows for satnav. The Linux OS is brilliantly easy to use and of course give you loads more memory. You can even install Windows on some form of flash memory and boot from there if you must.
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Asus have just released the EeePC 900, bigger screen, bigger flash drive, choice of Windows or Linux.

HP have also just released a similar animal, don't have the model number, sorry.

Too late for me, I have shelled out for an NEC to replace my neat little Vaio Picturebook that didn't like going for a dive in a Thai river.
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