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The EeePC900 Unboxing Gallery May 5, 2008

Posted by reverseengineer in Hardware, Pics.

Nothing sweeter than unboxing a new toy (well, I can think of a couple of other sweeter things, but never mind that). Here we go:

The box itself.

I received the one with Windows XP pre-installed. It comes with just a 12gb SSD. The Linux version comes with 20gb, for the same price. The rationale is, with the WinXP version you buy a licensed copy of Windows XP, which is apparently worth 8gb these days. Linux is free and open source, so you get back the 8gb in kind.

Boo! It’s the EeePC900 in its body bag.

The stuff inside the box. Yum.



Nine-inch goodness March 5, 2008

Posted by reverseengineer in Hardware, Pics.

It’s one thing to see the new screen on a demo unit that isn’t even turned on, and it’s another seeing it actually work. Here’s what the EeePC 900‘s screen looks like when the computer is on:

(Pic from Engadget)

So, how much bigger will it be? March 4, 2008

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This much bigger:

(As you can see from the watermark, pic cribbed from Engadget.)

It’s one of the questions uppermost in my mind. Not too bad as it turns out.

(Also, on a side note, I just found out that Asus calls their EeePC 900 campaign the “New Generation”. I titled the previous post, unaware, the “Next Generation”. Almost had it. Serendipitous. Is that a sign to upgrade when it comes out?)

It’s so small… #2 February 5, 2008

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…that my wife’s magazine is bigger.

How to read comic books these days February 3, 2008

Posted by reverseengineer in Apps, Other Uses, Pics.

Batman: The Killing Joke – Moore/Bolland/Higgins; or other preferred title

Comix, set to Fullscreen (F)/Fit-To-Screen Mode (S)/Rotated 90 degrees CCW (Shift+R)/Keep Transformation (K)

Asus EEEPC 701 4G, or similar model

Hold open like a book; hit spacebar or left trackpad button to turn page, or use arrow keys to navigate; zoom in to taste; read at leisure; hit ESC to return to main menu; enjoy.