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Old 11-29-07, 12:00 PM
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ultimate hipster laptop

ultra compact, ultra light, no frills machine in various colors to match your bike!
good deal for the price

http://eeepc.asus.com/en/

FG related because its ultra portable and stripped down...
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Old 11-29-07, 12:02 PM
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Silly, the ultimate hipster laptop is a mac.
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Old 11-29-07, 12:06 PM
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^^^ Damn right it is.
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those things are ********, they dont even have a real OS. its going to fail like the iOpener did a few years back
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Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr View Post
Silly, the ultimate hipster laptop is a mac.
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Old 11-29-07, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr View Post
Silly, the ultimate hipster laptop is a mac.
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Old 11-29-07, 12:16 PM
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Gee, it's almost like an iPod touch.
Only with less memory.
And less compact.
And shorter battery life.
And more expensive.
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Old 11-29-07, 12:23 PM
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I've used one, they're kind of cool, but the screen is smaller than it needs to be given the overall unit size, which is annoying. The keyboard is pushing the size limit, a 5'5" girl found it fine but my gorilla mits felt scrunched.

It's one of those things where it seems like a good concept, but then you go through the decision tree of how you would use it and it doesn't make sense. I guess if you had this, a monster external HDD for media, and a flat panel, mouse, and KB at home to plug it into it would kind of work, but that's kind of kludgy and it would probably run slow. Much less cool but probably way more useful would be just having a cheap regular desktop and something like an ipaq with a full size folding keyboard.
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Old 11-29-07, 12:27 PM
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they run linux, and you can install windows on them...
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Originally Posted by kyselad View Post
Gee, it's almost like an iPod touch.
Only with less memory.
And less compact.
And shorter battery life.
And more expensive.
And a bigger screen.
And 4x more RAM.
And a keyboard.
And USB ports.
And a VGA port.
And you can install any app you want.
And it's not an Apple product so maybe the 1G version won't suck.

Anyway, this is like comparing a regular cell phone to a blackberry, they're just different beasts.
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Old 11-29-07, 12:30 PM
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I win.




I love this thing , it's actually faster than my old laptop. A desktop core processer in miniature. Micro-pC Japanes goodness FTW!
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beat me to it

Originally Posted by kjohnnytarr View Post
Silly, the ultimate hipster laptop is a mac.
beat me to it

edit:

i bought one of these for 100$ few years ago
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Old 11-29-07, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dcdude View Post
those things are ********, they dont even have a real OS. its going to fail like the iOpener did a few years back
It comes with linux preinstalled. Or do you not consider linux to be a real OS?
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Originally Posted by Landgolier View Post
Anyway, this is like comparing a regular cell phone to a blackberry, they're just different beasts.
But that's my point -- this thing seems crippled for productivity, so I can't understand the price tag and the size. If I want an ultraportable wireless device, I'll get a handheld. Hey, if it fits someone's needs, great, but I can't see carrying around something that size when it does so little.
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Supposedly Apple has been working on the solid state Mac for a while now...the original iPod nano was their first release with the technology. Hopefully they'll come out with a solid state MacBook soon.

I think the key to creating a successful mainstream microportable PC would be having all the features of a regular laptop shrunk down. People don't want to give up their desktop software.
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Old 11-29-07, 02:01 PM
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Bullcrap!!

This one is way better...

http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Fisher-P...Nwcm9kc3BlY3M-
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Originally Posted by kyselad View Post
But that's my point -- this thing seems crippled for productivity, so I can't understand the price tag and the size. If I want an ultraportable wireless device, I'll get a handheld. Hey, if it fits someone's needs, great, but I can't see carrying around something that size when it does so little.
"Crippled" is a pretty funny adjective, when you are comparing a fully functional PC to an actually crippled handheld web device.

EEE is awesome, though I'm a little disappointed in the price hike.
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Old 11-29-07, 02:38 PM
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Solid state is no big deal since any manufacturer can just plug it into any product--no real design or bus change. It's a little short now at 32GB, so once it hits 64 or so and more factories are built, everything will have it and it'll be much cheaper. Remember how overpriced LCD's were? There was a shortage in manufacturing capacity as there is with flash memory now, so it just took a while to build a zillion LCD factories in Asia. I think the Yangzte was noticeably more polluted from that. Anyway.

The Eee is indeed awesome. F*ck Apple. They would never allow a real opensource community for their overpriced pieces of consumer-wh0redom and are just inventing a new type of monopoly. Frankly, I prefer Microsoft's kind.

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i can see this thread getting into the whole mac is better than pc argument very soon...
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lock/sink, thread is ********.
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I bought one and just wanted to share. fits inside my messenger bag and doesn't take much space. It has wireless, a Linux OS and a functional keyboard. The touch pad sucks but whatever, its wicked cheap. more of a toy but for anyone who travels, only checks email or has the remnants of a desktop (monitor , usb keyboard and mouse at home) why not
I can only hope to acquire one day true hipsterness. Mac book pro, chrome messenger bag, tight pants, cycling cap, rare keirin bike..
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Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
I win.




I love this thing , it's actually faster than my old laptop. A desktop core processer in miniature. Micro-pC Japanes goodness FTW!
did you really pay $2500 for this

i mean im jealous i love subnotebooks but thats at least what they retail for on dynamism.com
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But can he use it while skidding?

(Chuckles at the visual image of a messenger pulling out his PDA while cycling to check Google Maps. I hope that no one's actually seen this.)

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Old 11-29-07, 03:55 PM
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Trackstar's NASH has someone checking bikeforums while doing no-handed backwards circles. Pretty close.
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Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
Trackstar's NASH has someone checking bikeforums while doing no-handed backwards circles. Pretty close.
That's actually what I'm doing right now.
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