It;s going to fail.
You can't name something after the wind and not expect it to blow.
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If they dumped the HDD, used the 16GB SSD as standard and ran it on Linux. I'd buy one in a heartbeat. 8 Hours battery life! Finally, I can go out in the morning and know I will be able to use the thing all day without needing the power block, which is the entire point of a mobile computer in my opinion.
Seriously? The mechanical disk's still fragile even if switched off, and who uses a netbook in a non-mobile situation anyway? Maybe if you paid that much for it, you couldn't afford to own a proper computer too.
Having said that, I'm still very happy with my 701 which I upgraded by fitting a pair of 16gig pendrives internally, software RAIDed don't you know :-) Proper SSD for the OS, cheap pendrives for bulk storage, /var, swap, etc. Lovely and fast too. Oh, and I got a 9 cell battery. Never actually had it run out of juice yet.
Should be bottom left... it really irritates me when they move the CTRL key to bottom left...
I guess it all depends on what you're used to, but having a Mac as my main computer it bloody irritates me moving to other systems... and the " (speech marks) key shouldn't be above the number 2 either as that's just a bit gay.
Four flippin' hundred and flippin' fifty flippin' quid? That's what I was quoted for a brand new Thinkpad X31 on Tottenham Court Road a week or two ago. Or two perfectly good laptops from Morgan.
The point of the Eee 701 - and I love mine - was that you put up with the low spec for the sake of the low price. How we seem to be expected to pay extra for the low spec.
£450 ain't cheap. Really anything above £300 is not really an SCC. I was really interested right up until the price...
Hmm, just checked my Mac keyboard and no Fn key in the bottom left - Ctrl just like every other (non-laptop, 'English') keyboard.
And as for the position of " & @, are you suggesting that the rest of the world should bow down to the US as the superior race? Oh, wait...
Saying that I prefer the US layout, being a righty and prefering a proper sized left shift key. Rather than the crappy little one on UK keyboards, just so they can move \ to make a weird shaped Return/Enter that looks like it belongs on a cash register...
Actually, I reckon that the idea is *really* to be "Readyboost", er, ready for the Win 7 netbook edition launch.
ISTR that Win 7 will use yer actual small SSD as a Readyboost device rather than refusing to countenance anything other than a USB connected device for such, as with its more brain-dead predecessor.
With this setup, they'll have something that can get Win 7 up and running in a sensible time on the otherwise sclerotic hardware.
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