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MrInsaneBuff 
28/7/08 3:34:04 PM
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Im hearing good things about the MSI Wind, the people i know who own one have said its very simple and as yet they havent come across anything they werent able to do with it.

With regards to the EEE PC and running a DVD drive. Ive got a LACIE 8x slim external DVD working with no problems on my 701. Battery wise it doesnt seem to cause much of a drain. Rather than 4 and a half hours i got about 4. Cant complain.


msolok you are the first person ive heard say a single good thing about the HP. I dont doubt you are happy with it. But i think that its a personal preference thing. Perhaps in a anything is better than a eee perspective.

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-80 
28/7/08 7:18:25 PM
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The HPs are good value for money.
Their push for Vista and lack of support for XP is a major turnoff though.

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msolok 
28/7/08 10:20:23 PM
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Quote by stadl
The eee1000H is supposedly 95% size while the HP2133 mininote I'm using to type this is 92%. so both will be fine for normal typing.

The 2133 has a higher res screen of 1280x768 even though it is 1" smaller (and about about 100g lighter). It also has express card54 slot and one of the USB ports is powered well enough to run a DVD drive, while the in-built speakers are much better than you'd expect for a device designed for education or road office.

Battery life is shorter and the CPU is not as powerful as some other options. But it is a very nicely built machine. IMO there are no other $1k notebooks that look this good in my experience.

subnotebooks are a compromise on performace or features and often expensive, but the convenience of a laptop half the size is a big bonus for many users.


Ahh, another Mininote owner huh. Are you loving yours as much as i am loving mine?? They are fantastic little machines. What are the specs on yours? I went with the 1.6Ghz VIA, 2Gb RAM, 160Gb HDD, Vista Business. I LOVE the feel of the keyboard. It's so much of a pleasure to type on.

As for performance, i have no complaints about mine. I have done all the Drive and Vista updates. It's really very snappy with 2Gbs RAM. I will usually have WMP playing music, browsing the internet using IE (usually several winds) and have Windows Live Mail open and i have not had any problems with performance. Sure, some programs take a little extra time to open, but it's not so much an issue.
I know with my EEE PC i had a lot more problems with performance than i do with my Mininote.

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MrInsaneBuff 
29/7/08 10:53:43 AM
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http://www.catchoftheday.com.au may very well be selling the mininote's today if you are interested in one it would be a good time to get it on the cheap.


Edited by MrInsaneBuff: 29/7/2008 12:42:26 PM

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MrInsaneBuff 
29/7/08 12:31:18 PM
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Its confirmed the HP Mini note is up for 699 bucks on catch of the day.

If you are interested its a pretty damn good price.

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lunchbox1988 
29/7/08 1:06:59 PM
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Wow, tha tis an awesome price.

If only I had have waited for this, but I am happy with my EEE.

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stadl 
29/7/08 1:49:49 PM
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Quote by msolok
Ahh, another Mininote owner huh. Are you loving yours as much as i am loving mine?? They are fantastic little machines. What are the specs on yours? I went with the 1.6Ghz VIA, 2Gb RAM, 160Gb HDD, Vista Business. I LOVE the feel of the keyboard. It's so much of a pleasure to type on.


I went for the same model, but then swapped the 5400RPM drive for a 320GB 7200 RPM drive, and installed XP Home.

The plan originally was to dualboot XP and Linux, and it was easier to swap drives than worry about losing the Vista Business install should I want to go back to it some time. From my playing with vista on the machine it seemed quite good. But I use XP on several other PCs and prefer to only think about 1 way of doing all the sys admin tasks.

Now thinking that I don't need the linux option, so I can afford less disk space, thinking of putting in a 32 or 64GB SSD instead, and hopefully increasing battery life and performance even more :)

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-80 
29/7/08 8:51:50 PM
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Quote by MrInsaneBuff
Its confirmed the HP Mini note is up for 699 bucks on catch of the day.

If you are interested its a pretty damn good price.


Man, that's a nice machine too.............drools.......

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msolok 
29/7/08 9:28:26 PM
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Quote by stadl
Quote by msolok
Ahh, another Mininote owner huh. Are you loving yours as much as i am loving mine?? They are fantastic little machines. What are the specs on yours? I went with the 1.6Ghz VIA, 2Gb RAM, 160Gb HDD, Vista Business. I LOVE the feel of the keyboard. It's so much of a pleasure to type on.


I went for the same model, but then swapped the 5400RPM drive for a 320GB 7200 RPM drive, and installed XP Home.

The plan originally was to dualboot XP and Linux, and it was easier to swap drives than worry about losing the Vista Business install should I want to go back to it some time. From my playing with vista on the machine it seemed quite good. But I use XP on several other PCs and prefer to only think about 1 way of doing all the sys admin tasks.

Now thinking that I don't need the linux option, so I can afford less disk space, thinking of putting in a 32 or 64GB SSD instead, and hopefully increasing battery life and performance even more :)


Ohhh, the SSD would be very sweet. I have heard that the Mininote FLIES with SSD's. It would be very interesting to see how it goes ;)

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