Posts Tagged ‘ eee ’

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.