Have you heard about the Neo Explore X1? It’s an ultraportable like the Eee PC available only here in the Philippines, yet. Its specifications makes it much like the Eee but with a 30GB hard disk, which may be a advantage or a disadvantage, depending on the way you use it.
Everyone can tell you what they like about their Eee PC, but this Asus Eee PC review over at NotebookReview.com puts everything in the right perspective, and makes you like the Eee PC more. 🙂
In a previous entry, we mentioned replacing the default OS of your first generation Asus Eee PC to make it do more of your everyday computing needs. Seems like the Asus bosses heard us well!
Engadget reports that Microsoft and Asus have been working together for an Eee PC sporting Windows XP, even if the aging OS is scheduled to be discontinued soon. The idea of using Windows Vista has been rejected altogether. Reportedly, what might come next in the pipeline for future Eee PC models is Windows 7, which is still a few years away from now.
Buying a Windows–powered Eee PC will surely cost more, raising prices for products of the same market segment. Let’s just hope that all manufacturers of Eee–like devices continue to use various Linux flavors as the default OS and have Windows XP just as a special option. And let’s hope Microsoft fails trying to strong–arm them into using Windows XP exclusively, like they’ve been doing for the past decade.
Even before we could buy the recently announced 9–inch Asus Eee PC, I can’t help but think about the things we could do with this new model. The screen bezel should be pretty cramped now that they have an 8.9–inch LCD display in there. I guess hardware hack will now stay mostly under the chassis, just where the RAM slots are.
I’m pretty surprised and excited about this new model and seriously considering it, how about you?
Asus Eee PC Hacks is a new blog dedicated to getting the most out of your ultra–mobile gadget. Many don’t know that despite some limitations, the Eee can accomplish almost anything a normal desktop or laptop computer can do!