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Old 9 Jan 2008
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Thankfully, there's no escape from macs for me (I use special softwares and I'm relatively CPU/RAM hungry too). I'll probably take 15" MacBook Pro (for better resolution working on pics and/or HD videos) backupped with separate HD. I miss 12" PowerBook, with aluminium casing and for me a good compromise between screen size/performance/overall size, it's a pity they didn't do 12" MacBook Pro version of it, with 4GB ram possibility and fast (800mhz or more) bus speed.

Let's see if the forthcoming small version of Apple laptop will be a candidate. I've already heard the price will be relatively stiff compared to bottom end MacBooks (the basic ones)...

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Got My Eeepc lastnight!

Hi All, I've just been blown away Got a black 701 eeepc last night (belated chrissy pressy) and was using it within two minutes!!!! my own wireless net etc...who needs M%$*&T anyways i will be using mine while traveling, where ever i go, I work in IT in the education system of the uk for 20yrs and the first time i'm gob smacked at the release of this little machine and what it's capable of (oh ps. theres a touch screen kit for it now!) ride on man.....
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Welcome to the EeePC club.
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Cheers Flyingdoc, i think i've started somthing at work with at least two more engineers wanting one
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Malcolm, do you have any more info on that touch screen kit?
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Malcolm, do you have any more info on that touch screen kit?
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http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2007/12/asus-eee-pc-with-touch-screen.html
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I've just read about another ASUS product which is a PDA style touch screen tablet PC.
Yeah spotted that in the reg artivle - I used something very similar on the trip to Morocco - really nice kit - the Samsung Q1



and because it has a touch screen I didn't need to get the keyboard out every time I wanted to use it - but it still felt a little expensive to be taking on the road with me - it also ate battery life - but frankly that was a minor issue.

I'm going to hang off on buying the kit until a month before I go - that way with any luck I'll be able to get the latest and best !

Having said that I've been playing with the Asus in work and I think I'm in love ;-)
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I traveled with a Toughbook from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. The Toughbook is a survivor. It was in my rack box when I got hit in the rear by three trucks. Problem? Weight. My right leg remains weak from the smash. Every extra pound is critical so I gave the Toughbook to the Angel Graciela, owner of Hotel Argentino in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego.
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Just spotted this in the National Geographic Adventure mag

Durabook - N Series/N15RI

It's not quite as durable as the full on tough books, but then again it doesn't cost as much!

$1799 for the brand new D15RS with very decent spec - the only downside seems to be the pure size of the thing - 15'' monitor, and 6.3 pounds. Having said that it's a full on machine sporting 2gb RAM, 160GB HD and full Windows Vista.

If I had the space I'd seriously consider this if I was to spend more time filming and shooting on the road.
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ASUS EEE is the thing to have. I have been using it on the road for more than a month now and it is fantastic. I will buy the 6 cell battery though as 3 hours is a bit to little.
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Here it is, Apple MacBook Air:













13.3" display, 1.6Ghz Intel C2D, 800mhz bus, 2GB RAM, 64gig solid state HD possibility, built in camera, bluetooth, backlit illuminated keyboard, 5 hours of battery life, 1.36kg...

More here: Apple - MacBook Air

...I'm now starting to feel sorry I just bought a MacBook Pro

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Hi All, The Mac book Air is a lovely bit of kit...... but 1200gbp inc 80gb HDD, or for an extra 500gbp for 64mb ?? SSD..WOW how many Eeepc's could you get for that inc extra storage I think that for traveling any where and by any means you care to use bike, car, M/C etc It will take some beatingTDMalcolm
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ASUS EEE is the thing to have. I have been using it on the road for more than a month now and it is fantastic. I will buy the 6 cell battery though as 3 hours is a bit to little.
Hi Peter, Where are you gettin the uprated battery pack from? any where in the uk?
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r 64mb ??
Of course you mean 64gb

What a wonderful wonderful machine - it's right there in the middle price wise - it 'aint cheap - but it's not exactly expensive either. It's tiny tiny tiny, weights next to nothing but is a fully featured laptop that will allow you to edit video and mess with photos etc on the road.

However... Mac fan that I am... it's not the sub-notebook I was hoping for... I think I'll end up with one for home or the office but I'm not going to take it on the road - it's a bit over-kill for me.

I think I'll be going with the Asus, but wait for the Q2 updates and see what comes out the door - would love to know more about the extended battery pack too please!

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Hi folks,

A few days ago I dumped my bike into a river in a Thai national park. My Sony Vaio Picturebook went under and is most likely unrecoverably dead. I'm still hoping the HD isn't...

So, any idea what is available in Thailand to replace it with?

I need Windows 2000 or XP to run Mapsource and the screen resolution of the EeeePC seems a little low, even less than my Sony from 1999 and that wasn't really enough to work with photos.

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