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    News - ASUS gets next-gen netbooks off and running with Eee PC 1000HE

    Tired of all the same-spec netbooks on offer? Here's one that's a little different, and it boasts over 9 hours of battery life, too.
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    Re: News - ASUS gets next-gen netbooks off and running with Eee PC 1000HE

    Higher screen res (1280x800 maybe), 3G built-in and a fast SSD like the aftermarket add-ins you can buy for the EEE 901 and this would be perfect... oh and ditch the VGA outputs, let's have HDMI or at least DVI so we can make use of the HD playback on a TV - how many people would really hook this up this up to an old VGA monitor, and those few can use an adapter!

    As it is... it's a nearly but not quite!

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    Re: News - ASUS gets next-gen netbooks off and running with Eee PC 1000HE

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    how many people would really hook this up this up to an old VGA monitor
    Dunno about monitor, but there might be a few people who'd want to hook it up to an old projector that only supported VGA... and will ASUS really want to include a DVI - VGA dongle with a netbook?

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    Re: News - ASUS gets next-gen netbooks off and running with Eee PC 1000HE

    This is where I would have liked to see the SCC market start from, previous 7" screen models were too small to be semi-useful, most people I talked to would a loved a few more inches of screen space and slightly larger keys.

    I don't mind the VGA output as I still see connectors on many devices from LCD TV/Monitors...

    Most important for me is that SCC system stay small and cheap. I'd prefer to have them as a secondary computer rather than a primary system.

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    Re: News - ASUS gets next-gen netbooks off and running with Eee PC 1000HE

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Dunno about monitor, but there might be a few people who'd want to hook it up to an old projector that only supported VGA... and will ASUS really want to include a DVI - VGA dongle with a netbook?
    The dongle's are a few £ to buy for the few who'd want them... most of us probably have several from graphics card bundles anyway! I think more people would appreciate an HDCP compatible DVI port than would want a VGA port.

    Also another thing... how hard is it to fit Gigabit ethernet, really? Who cares about the tiny amount of extra power draw when most likely if you can cable to a network you can also plug the darn thing in... it'd just be nice, you know for those moments when you want to stream that HD film from your NAS at home, to play on your TV using the shiny HDCP compatible graphics out that makes full use of your GN40 chipset

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    Re: News - ASUS gets next-gen netbooks off and running with Eee PC 1000HE

    From what I've read elsewhere, the GN40 is significantly less penguin-friendly than the 945, so thumbs down from me.

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    Re: News - ASUS gets next-gen netbooks off and running with Eee PC 1000HE

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    From what I've read elsewhere, the GN40 is significantly less penguin-friendly than the 945, so thumbs down from me.
    Initially yes, because it's a new IGP. But Intel is driving Linux graphics development quite hard, so I doubt it'll take long for GN40 support after availability.
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    Re: News - ASUS gets next-gen netbooks off and running with Eee PC 1000HE

    Nice specs, alas I believe 12" is the sweet spot of mobile computering especially if you want a higher resolution. I also think the Sammys look way nicer and more like real machines than the ASUS's but that spec has a lot of potential. More choice and pushing the envelope is always good.

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