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Hellooooooo

Hoping someone is still watching this comm and can answer my question, LOL.

I purchased an eeePC 710 SD with Linux about a month ago. I love it, but... I have the same "wireless connection: pending" problem that so many people have at work. Also, the battery doesn't run quite long enough for me.

So, I'm planning on selling my 701 (though I do love it! The wireless works fantastic everywhere else and I love having it in the kitchen to watch you tube videos while I'm cooking or whatever) and getting something with windows XP (yes, yes, boo hiss, I know) because it seems that the wireless connection problems only plague the Linux versions. I've found a place that's selling the eeePC 1000 (no extra letters, LOL) for about $350. A bit more than the $150 I paid for the 701, but if I can truly get 5 hours of battery life and connect at work, it will be worth it.

So, does anyone on here have experience with the 1000 and can tell me their impressions?

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dragonvpm
Jul. 29th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know how much help I can be, but I have a 1000H that I bought a while ago. As soon as I got it, I upgraded the RAM to 2gb and the hard drive to a 350gb unit.

Windows XP runs fine on it and I was able to install Ubuntu on it without any problems. In both cases, networking (including wireless) works fine and I was actually using it as my main computer at home for about 6 months this year while I was waiting to get my main desktop machine to be shipped out here.

I'm not sure that my setup will get 5 hours of battery life, but I've never actually cared too much about it. I do know it has plenty of battery life for most of the flights I've been on this year so at the minimum it does get a good 3 hours or so without any sort of power optimization (and often while being used to play movies etc...). My main concern was having something I could travel with and use while I was on the road and so far it's worked perfectly.
kookaburra1701
Jul. 30th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
Well, as long as I can get through a four hour lecture class with it this school term, I'll be happy. I save pretty much ALL of my files to usb thumb drives, and don't update my stuff much, so the small amount of memory doesn't bother me. :) Good to know it's worked as a primary for awhile!
fub
Jul. 29th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Do you have the standard Linux distribution on your Eee? If so, you might want to try installing the latest Ubuntu release, because that should fix any wifi connectivity issues.
kookaburra1701
Jul. 30th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's the standard Xandros distribution. I'm not too keen on trying to install something else - I bought the eee as an appliance, not as a kit. I hate having to tinker with stuff to get it to work.

On the other hand, you just made me think of a friend of mine who LOVES tinkering with a computers... he may be getting a slightly used 701 for his birthday this year, LOL.
avytech
Sep. 14th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
I bought the eeePC 1005HAB from Best Buy for $300 + tax (total=$320)
I LOVE it. The only downside is the webcam isn't so great, but the 3hr-4.5 hr battery is good for me. If you need a 6hr/10hr battery, check Amazon. I don't know anything about the plain ol' 1000 model, but the 1005 was cheaper and very nice. 1.6Ghz Atom 270, 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM + you can add 1GB more, no wi-fi problems at all, original and ubdated BIOS showed no annoying probs.
Whatever you choose...
Good luck!
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