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ASUS Debuts the Eee PC S101 Netbook

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until they include a slot fed dvd drive, im going to ignore these.
 

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Yea, can't play Age of Empires 3 w/o a disc.
 

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I _once_ had to use a DVD drive on my notebook (without ODD). It was to install WinXP (because I didn't have a server to make a network install at that time). So ODD is not an argument for me, I'd wish for a 3G module tho.
 
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Until I see the default for netbooks becoming a dual core Atom, 2gigs of ram, ultra-compact dvd drive and 6-cell battery, I won`t get one of these.
 

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Until I see the default for netbooks becoming a dual core Atom, 2gigs of ram, ultra-compact dvd drive and 6-cell battery, I won`t get one of these.
Overprice, defintiely. However, all the people asking for more, don't understand the concept of a netbook. You aren't going to fit a ODD in a netbook, if you want an ODD get a 13" Macbook or Dell. A netbook doesn't need an ODD drive, I had to connect an ODD to my EeePC once when I first installed Vista, and haven't had one connected since. Any of the older games that the netbook is capable of running, work just fine with Daemon. If you really need an ODD for some reason, then just buy a slim external, that is what I did. But I think what you want is a Notebook, not a Netbook.

A dual core atom would be nice, but again is unneeded, what are you going to be doing on a netbook that requires more than the hyper-threaded atom that comes in them now?

As for the other requests, my netbook(EeePC 1000H) has 2GB of RAM and a 6-Cell battery.
 
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FAIL. I was very nearly interested but...
the S101 features the same 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor and 945GME chipset found in current gen Eees
 

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FAIL. I was very nearly interested but...
They could have least used the newer dual core Atom...
The dual core Atom would be nice in Nettops, but I prefer to have the single core in the Netbooks. Performance for these systems isn't an issue, the single core processor in them is enough to do everything they are meant to do. Switching to the dual core Atom would only decrease battery life, with essentially no performance gain. Browsing the internet and working on Word documents doesn't require a dual core processor.
 
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The platform chipset and the IGP is very dated and draws a lot more power than the Atom chip thus cancelling a large chunk of the CPU's power savings, the dual core Atom doesn't draw that much power relative to the chipset/IGP.

You may be using it only for browsing/word processor but a lot of people use it with demanding portable applications like advance GPS mapping (huge maps) the single core Atom struggles slightly, HiDef 720P videos also stutters a bit so I'm sure the dual core version would eliminate those issues...

The Asus EEE PC 901 can manage 8 hours max with WIFI off and brightness turned down a bit, with a proper power efficient chipset/IGP it could pass 10 hours, unfortunately Intel doesn't seem bothered with releasing one yet.

I'm looking forward to AMD's offering, their mobile CPU plus a power efficient chipset/IGP would wipe the floor with ease.
 

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they've left the netbook department on this one.

On a side note, my 1000h should be here by next tuesay:rockout:
So is getting the 2 gigs of ram worth it?
 

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The platform chipset and the IGP is very dated and draws a lot more power than the Atom chip thus cancelling a large chunk of the CPU's power savings, the dual core Atom doesn't draw that much power relative to the chipset/IGP.
I don't know where you are getting your information, but it is wrong. The 945GSE used in netbooks is far from dated, in fact it was just released this year(Q2 '08). It is totally different from the old 945 desktop chipset, and different still from the 945 used with desktop boards that use the Atom processor. The 945GSE chipset/IGP used in the EeePC and other Netbooks only uses 6 Watts, the Atom does use less power(2.5w) but the whole system with the single core Atom uses 11.5w. Moving to the dual core Atom ups that to 14w, that is more than a 20% power increase, which translates to a huge decrease in battery life. For a more real world example, my EeePC uses 17w under load with the LCD on full brightness, moving to the dual core would up that number to roughly 19.5w or a 15% increase, that would mean my batter would die 15% faster. That is about half an hour of battery life, for no real gain in performance. No Thanks.

You may be using it only for browsing/word processor but a lot of people use it with demanding portable applications like advanced GPS mapping (huge maps) the single core Atom struggles slightly, HiDef 720P videos also stutters a bit so I'm sure the dual core version would eliminate those issues...
The huge maps for advanced GPS mapping require more RAM than they do a more powerful processor. Besides that, I highly doubt you can find anyone using an EeePC to render huge GPS maps, and if they are they are idiots.

I've had no problem with 720p video on my EeePC, I just watched IronMan in 720p on it actually. Though with only a 600p screen, what is the benefit of watching 720p content?:confused: I've watch both standard DivX/XviD movies and 720p H.264/X.264 movies on my EeePC, and there is no difference on the tiny screen. The screen doesn't have the resolution and it isn't big enough to benefit from 720p content.

The Asus EEE PC 901 can manage 8 hours max with WIFI off and brightness turned down a bit, with a proper power efficient chipset/IGP it could pass 10 hours, unfortunately Intel doesn't seem bothered with releasing one yet.
The 945GSE is about as power efficient as it gets, 6w is pretty damn low for a chipset. I certainly hope you realize the 945 chipset used with the same 945 chipset that was used in desktop, or even the same one that is used with the Atom processors in Desktops. The mobile 945GSE is a completely different beast.

I'm looking forward to AMD's offering, their mobile CPU plus a power efficient chipset/IGP would wipe the floor with ease.
AMD's offering is pathetic compared to the Intel solution. They have already demoed it, you should really look into it. It is just a single core desktop processor underclocked to 1GHz to allow it to run at low voltages. It still uses more power than Intel's solution, while only barely managing to outperform the single core Atom.

they've left the netbook department on this one.

On a side note, my 1000h should be here by next tuesay:rockout:
So is getting the 2 gigs of ram worth it?
Yeah, getting the 2GB of RAM is worth it. I run Vista on mine, and the 2GB really helps speed the machine up. If you are going to stick with XP though, 1GB is enough, 2GB doesn't hurt though.
 

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You may be using it only for browsing/word processor but a lot of people use it with demanding portable applications like advance GPS mapping (huge maps) the single core Atom struggles slightly, HiDef 720P videos also stutters a bit so I'm sure the dual core version would eliminate those issues...
You want to play HD on a 10,1" or less monitor with 1024x600 thus saying goodbye to ~300.000 pixels? You see, SD/DVD quality would do just fine on a resolution like that, honestly. If the source is good and the encode is good, there won't be blocks if you stretch it a bit on that monitor.
 
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800 bucks for a netbook? That is way to much money. To me, no more that 400 bucks should be a netbook.

For that money, I would rather get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220385

At least it has dedicated video!
That's exactly what I'm going to buy this month. It's the perfect notebook *for me*. A portable PC to do all that I need in the field, yet with enough GPU horsepower to play recent games at a decent pace. :rockout:
 
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smooooooooooooooooth
 

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i still want a better chipset than the garbage they are using now
 
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why?
 

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