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    OQO model 01+ or Asus EEE

    I can get one of these for VERY cheap!
    http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=126124

    Better than a Asus EEE or? Or an Aspire One? Could I use the OQO machine for photoshop/dreamweaver etc?
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    Re: OQO model 01+ or Asus EEE

    How cheap is VERY cheap ? Can I get one too ?
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    Re: OQO model 01+ or Asus EEE

    Getting it for around £120 to £150. Guy Im getting it from only has one. Finds it too small to use.

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    Re: OQO model 01+ or Asus EEE

    Low resolution and small screen, and I would expect the EEEs to be faster and more upgradable, I doubt photoshop would run with only 512MB of ram and i don't know that you would get anything useful done with such a low res screen anyway.

    I actually wouldn't recommend an EEE or any netbook for photoshop use really, its not what they were designed to do.

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    Re: OQO model 01+ or Asus EEE

    I had an OQO 01+ for exactly 2 weeks before selling it. I bought it off a friend who had bought it from expansys as a B grade item - he sold it and bought an eeepc 900, which says it all really.

    Whilst it is undoubtedly very cool due to its form factor, the form factor is also its biggest weakness.

    Also, disappointingly, divx playback was never great.

    And wireless reception is absolutely atrocious: I have never seen such a bad reception in any device, whether handheld (eg windows mobile HTC devices or iphone) or sff pc (libretto) or full pc. Unless you're sitting on the access point, you don't get a signal.

    There is an option to turn off bluetooth which is supposed to increase the wifi signal strength, but my experience is that it doesn't work. Of course, you can add a USB dongle... But then that's sort of missing the point of ultra portability!

    So despite being utterly cool to look at, it's utterly not cool to use for me. Of course, others love the things, but I didn't.

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    Re: OQO model 01+ or Asus EEE

    And for the love of all that is holy, do not consider photoshop on the OQO.

    The processor is a transmeta thing that is just about acceptable when on mains power, but when running on battery it's painful. (I had a Sony PCG-U3 with the same processor for a year and that was a good device, but hamstrung processor-wise when away from AC power)

    Forget photoshop, really, on the OQO.

    I do use CS2 occasionally on my current portable machine, which is a Toshiba Libretto U100 (1.2 Pentium M, 1GB memory) and whilst slow-ish it works for what I use it for (RAW conversion, quick touch up, resize, sharpen, etc). The tosh does have a great resolution screen though (1280x768), which may not be quite so true of the netbooks...

    And of course, you'll need either the windows version, or run photoshop on WINE which is not quite perfect still.

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