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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New toy: Netbook

I decided to buy myself an early Christmas present: An Asus Eee 1005HA netbook. My old Dell Inspiron still runs fine, but can not really do the portable thing any more: it's hinge is broken, and the battery lasts about twenty minutes or so.

I am quite happy with the Eee. It has an 11.6 inch screen, and a full size keyboard, so typing is ok. The shift-keys are a bit small, but nothing you can't get used to. What is really awesome is the battery-life, which easily surpasses nine hours. Nine! Of course, it is not the fastest machine in the world, but more than powerful enough for browsing or writing, which is all I use it for.

Last but not least, it only weighs one and a half kilos, so it won't break my back when I lug it around.

Here it is, in all its glory, with a dog-skull for scale:


  1. I got one of these (or something like) last year and I LOVE it. I can write anywhere and it's far more portable than my work computer for going to meetings so that they stop being blocks of wasted time.

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    Will run very well on 1005HA

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  5. Thanks for the tip, Robert, I'll check it out!

    Cheers Electra, I'll head on over to yours now!