Yup, its the price that gets me too...I was just about to purchase an ex-rental IBM X60.....Buy an eeepc and save £500....
I am condidering running BT off an SD card, 8GB ones are cheap cheap now, it will also be flush fit and not protude from the side of the machine like a usb drive....wonder if the performance will take a hit.....shouldnt think so...
I have the 701 model and so far it's a nice little machine. My biggest gripe is the 800x480 resolution. Keyboard needs a little getting used to. Warranty sticker is covering a screwhole to upgrade the ram, so you either heat-gun it, or void your warranty. I upgraded my ram to 1gb and don't use swap. Not having an optical drive really isn't a big deal, you can always use an external optical drive if needed. I used shamanvirtuel's usb installer (respect) and it worked flawlessly. Keep in mind this isn't a powerhouse machine, but it's power + portability is definately worth the $400CAN I paid for it.
I run BT2 from the usb stick, but can only get the wifi working using ndiswrapper. It uses atheros AR5007EG. Madwifi people are working on it afaik.
Gonna try the solution posted here.
Cool thing is the card reader, if that machine can boot from it you could install BT to an 4Gig SDHC and use it from there, this babies are really cheap today.
you can definately boot from the sd card. You can either set boot device priority in the bios, or press ESC on boot to load boot device menu.
Originally Posted by darkside40
Thats my plan to create a bt distro of my liking on a 8g sd card with 1 or 2 gigs for changes and information
Well that UK company sent my request back because I wasnt in the UK. I dont really understand WTF that has to do with any thing but OH well. I've been searching for somewhere else to get one of these but I cant seem to find it. I also saw the flagship model has a 8 gig drive so I'd like one of those. Ill keep searching but if any one can help please put up a link
There's a thread in the eee-pc forums for "where to buy" - I haven't looked at it thoroughly, but it may be of some help?
Originally Posted by purehate
I cannot post links yet, though try where i bought mine....
w w w (dot) asuslaptops (dot) co (dot) uk
All the ones on eBay are Chinese keyboards and similar.....
Alternativly i could get one for you if you really would like one......though the Voltage difference may be an issue...not sure if it is one of those intelligent transformers that do 110v and 240v....(We 240v in the UK)
That is where I tried addyman. I filled out the order form but there was only one country selection for the United Kingdom. i sent it in any way and the returned it saying if I was not in the UK I could not order. I think this is very odd so I'm going to call them today. I forgot about the ac issue though. thanks for reminding me. My mom is dutch and goes to holland all the time so I assume she may have some converters.
Thanks too re@lity I'll check that out.
EDIT: Re@lity I checked every one of those links and it seems only the 512 ram is available. I cannont find a 1024 like in the assus link from the UK. Also I'm really looking for the 8G flagship model w/1024 ram. I know I don't want much.