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    News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    ASUS may have diluted its Eee PC brand with the launch of one too many models, but there are promising ideas in store for the new year.
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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    It still begs the question... whats the point in all that processing power if you havent got a hard drive big enough to put programs on that will use it...

    DC eee-pc seems redundant when theyre not used for much more than web browsing :/
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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    I was under the impression that Intel had said that the Atom duels were not to be used in netbooks only net-tops?

    That lasted a long time then!

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    I was under the impression that Intel had said that the Atom duels were not to be used in netbooks only net-tops?

    That lasted a long time then!
    As far as I know that restriction is precisely why we won't see them in netbooks until 2H 09.

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    People are plonking fairly high capacity drives into their EEEs - my 1000h has 80gb, I've got a 160 gb spare but CBA to fit it at the moment. Many are fitting 320gb & 500gb models on the EEE user forums.....

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    For anyone that keeps rolling out the soon-to-be-very-tired mantra of "whatever happened to low cost...?" there is one very simple answer.

    Don't buy one then.

    There are plenty of low cost models around, it's not like they have to delete the low cost ones to make way for shelf space.

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    In terms of features I'd like to see in a netbook, I'd put an optical drive up there along with improved battery life.

    Always thought systems like the 10in MSI Wind would make for a good portable DVD player. Be handy if they could squeeze in a slot-loading optical drive.

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    Jeeesus, every time I think "Right, this is the netbook for me" they go and do this.

    I hate technology...

    [Note: For the record, I'm still getting the Samsung NC10. ]

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    Jeeesus, every time I think "Right, this is the netbook for me" they go and do this.

    I hate technology...

    [Note: For the record, I'm still getting the Samsung NC10. ]
    Which MSI hinted is made by them for Samsung...

    IMHO the Wind/Advent/Clones are better than the Asus offerings right now bar the use of a 3cell battery. Dual Core would be nice but battery tech needs to match it...

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    I went for an EEE 1000H after a lot of research. It seemed the easiest to upgrade and had the best battery life of the models available.

    My only concern was the keyboard (I have large hands) so I tried all of them out and the only keyboard I liked better was the HP Mini Note (which was overpriced and didn't have great battery life.)

    The EEE's been really useful, one of those "How did I manage before?" bits of kit and it's not often I say that! Netbooks are dear (even overpriced) but if you have a use for them they're pretty damned good. You pays your money and all that kind of thing....

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    People who are worried about battery life and the dual cores should be less worried the atom processor itself has a TDP or 4W rather unsurprisingly the duelcore (since its 2 chips slapped next to each other) is 8W what they really need to do is sort out the chipset which draws 5x as much power as the CPU, but I can't see that changing anytime soon.

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by mmh View Post
    It still begs the question... whats the point in all that processing power if you havent got a hard drive big enough to put programs on that will use it... :/
    You have a point though Supertalent will be bringing in the SSD's on the cheap.

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    People who are worried about battery life and the dual cores should be less worried the atom processor itself has a TDP or 4W rather unsurprisingly the duelcore (since its 2 chips slapped next to each other) is 8W what they really need to do is sort out the chipset which draws 5x as much power as the CPU, but I can't see that changing anytime soon.
    Agreed, but if they're only bringing the dual core in a year who knows?

    Bit of a killer opportunity for AMD to bring an integrated chip+chipset that solves all this, but they've not really seemed very keen so far (likely they're working like mad in the background, or at least as much as finances allow, to catch up then they might announce something).

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    You ask what's needed in a netbook? Well, being able to insert a sim card for 3G access without having to use a USB dongle should be a major priority! (I have heard that the Acer Aspire has the circuitry in place, but it's not enabled, and I have had zero response to my email to Acer asking for more info on this...) Easy plug 'n play broadband connection from Linux is also needed, most broadband USB dongles don't seem to be set up for ease of use without using Windows...

    Wi-Fi (N), long battery life, daylight-readable (transflective?) display, rugged construction are also essentials. (Think - sitting in the park on a summer's day at lunchtime, catching up with emails or doing some surfing whilst enjoying sandwiches!!) How many so-called netbooks meet these basic requirements? Most displays are unreadable in daylight, particularly if the screen is glossy/reflective. Would you use a mobile phone that needed to have a USB dongle attached every time it's used? Netbooks are a great idea, but they're not there yet!

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    Re: News - ASUS hints at dual-core touchscreen Eee PCs in 2009

    The advent has 3G.

    handy but not a deal maker / breaker. I use bluetooth to connect my mobile and laptop for internet access.

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