Posts Tagged ‘ asus ’

Review: Inspiron Mini 9 netbook

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

As with its competitors, Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 is fitted with Intel’s Atom N270 chip. This pint-sized processor has a surprising amount of muscle. Partnered with 1GB of RAM, it gallops through everyday tasks such as email and the web and uses programs such as Microsoft Office. If you’re in the market for a netbook, the Inspiron Mini should be near the top of your list.



ASUS Eee PC 901: Linux Distribution Comparison

Sep 16th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Linux

In some tests the stock Eee Linux distribution was running quite slow and placing far behind Mandriva, Fedora, and Ubuntu, but when it came to the solid-state disk performance Xandros had the lead. Overall though, it appears that Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 had delivered the best performance on the Intel Atom architecture.



Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 netbook: first Australian review

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

With a sharp 9 inch screen, 16GB solid state drive and optional 3G mobile internet functionality waiting in the wings, Dell’s new $599 mini notebook, the Inspiron Mini 9, has maximum appeal – unless you want Linux…



ASUS Eee PC 901 Review

Aug 29th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

For new users though the Xandros Linux configuration is very easy to use with its IceWM-based manager and simple tabs for navigating between the different areas. However, we would have liked to see ASUS use Ubuntu’s Netbook Remix for the Eee PC. Perhaps we will see them make the switch for a future model.



Eee Box: mini-note meets desktop

Aug 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

As with the Eee PC netbooks, the price for the Eee Box B202, which was released in Australia this week, is a head-turner: $429 with Windows XP. Early October will see the arrival of a Xandros Linux version, although Asus has not yet announced the price or whether there will be any difference in specification between this and the XP model.



Leaked: Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini Note) Specs and Release Date

Aug 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

A few weeks ago we ran some rumored specs of Dell’s answer to the Eee, the Dell Inspiron 910 (aka Mini Inspiron and Inspiron Mini). Now we’ve gotten our hands on the full (internal) 910 web documentation. The system will go on sale in the US in just a few days—August 22nd our source says—but we still don’t know whether or not that $299 starting price is just a myth.



Atom-powered ASUS Eee Box Goes on Sale in the U.S.

Aug 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

Available in two color options - Pure Black & Pure White, both ASUS Eee Box models are powered by Intel’s 1.6Ghz Atom processor, and feature 1GB of DDR2 RAM, an 80GB hard drive and Windows XP Home Edition.



Review: Asus’s Mini Invasion Continues with the Pint-Sized Eee Box

Aug 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

To be clear, the Eee Box is not for sweaty frag fests or heavy duty HD video decoding. But if you have hankering for a killer kitchen PC or just an uber cheap second or third home PC that runs Linux or XP, it simply can’t be beat. Let the Eee Box knock-offs commence!



Photos: Asus Eee Box unboxed

Aug 1st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

The Asus Eee Box B202, which goes on sale in just over a month, should work well as a media extender or a lightweight email/Web machine. It will have Intel’s Atom processor, at 1.6GHz, 1Gb of RAM, an 80Gb hard drive and Windows XP Home Edition.