If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed.” ― Deeksha Mittal
hehe... fyi for those who might be interested. i just got GIMP installed onto a normal speed sandisk 1GB card and ran it successful from the card itself. it's a little slow in the read/write, probably becos of the card speed.
looks like it is possible for this asus laptop to do simple editing after all.
does it have a usb port? maybe can plug in 2.5inch portable HDD.
I've been getting USB 2.0 transfer rates (real data rates, not theoretical) of ~22MBytes/sec from a fast hard disk and a good USB box with high end chipset attached to my desktop computer. That's actually pretty decent HD performance for a light duty system, so this little laptop may be quite useful in the end..
The only downside to a USB HD is that it will hurt battery life. Hard disks and things with moving disks/heads tend to suck up more power than the Solid State Disk (SSD) that comes with the laptop. Oh well, can't have it all
spb imageer let's you edit somewhat on the pda.
think i must be the only fella here jumping up and down abt this...
just got news - the Eee PC should be made available in SG early dec. i guess probably in time for sitex.
i'm lazy. dont want to carry too many things when i'm out. carrying one of these (1.1kg inc extended battery) is good enough for a whole day out i think. plus the small size is good enough to squeeze into my bag. i can shoot, download, process, then copy or email friends immediately while sitting in the mcdonalds near to the event place. (dreaming)
all these is what i hope it will be. i havent receive mine yet though.
Not sure if it will be in Sing any time soon. This baby was only US$199 when announced.. Now balloon to US$400.
Loading it with Xp shouldn't be too difficult. Cna use USB cd rom or USB-IDE connection (but you need power for your IDE).
The difficult part is to slim down the XP on the laptop as it came with very limited capacity SSD (4gb being the cheapest.)
xplite, and turn off paging
anyway base XP install is 1GB only, i even managed to run XP on a 2gb hdd
confirm dec launch. watch for it at sitex 2007.
4GB seems to be a bit small, I wonder if they are going to bring in the 8GB one soon. I heard that Microsoft is working with them to bundled XP into the OS base options.