Its probably split into 2 partitions, one of them is the "recovery partition" to reinstall Windows(no cd drive)...The keyboard is a *****, you have to deliberately hit the keys or they don't register. Also the shift key is only on the right hand side and the HD is formatted into 2 drives for some odd ass reason. I would bet the Tux version is better software wise.
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There is also the 1000 on the market. I am in the process of getting my gamepad setup and running some old school games off an SD card. I have quake III arena running off my HD right now and its sweet, only issue is the gamepad setup. I have to make it emulate the mouse and keyboard because Q3 doesn't support this pad.Asus has already come out with yet another version of the Eee PC: the Model 901
Another competitor is the MSI Wind but it has a standard disk hard drive vs. the Solid State drive of the Eee PC
How many gazillions of dollars is that little Toshiba???We just returned our 12G Eee 900, the fan would make a heck of a racket at 30-50% speed, like something was rubbing on the fan. Drove us batty. We were going to replace it with a 1000H but they were only available in Black. While waiting we found the Toshiba Portege R500 and got that instead.
The Eee is nice but the keyboard is a little too small for everyday use unless you have pretty small hands. I think the 1000H would have been perfect if the siren song of the R500 hadn't caught us. Thinner than the Eee (we found the thickness more important for portability than length/width) and it has a dvd burner in it as well.
The (Acer) Aspire One. Nice. $350 from Amazon.comAsus looks nice, but leaning towards the Wind (I thought they had SSD's too) or Aspire One for the slightly larger keyboard.
I will wait till I see what Dell's offering is though. But assuming I don't pick up a cheap laptop in the next few months, it will likely be one of the above.
Pontificator is right, we paid $1699 for it (see end of post for J&R Music & computer rant). I admit it is not in the same class as the Asus/Wind/Aspire or other UMPCs but in the class above it. Believe it or not, there is a higher end than the R500. These little PCs go over 3k (which is just insane) for the high end ones.How many gazillions of dollars is that little Toshiba???
*rant* We ordered our Toshiba from J&R, and they seem to have a overactive credit protection department. Needless to say, my next day air order was delayed because they wanted to verify the order by calling the phone number listed with my credit card (my home number) in the middle of the day. Needless to say I wasn't there to answer the phone and they put the order on hold till they could speak to me. The fact that the credit department people all go home at 6pm EST basically puts your order on hold till the next day. J&R offered to ship next day for free because of the inconvenience but since it was Friday that meant that I'd get it on Monday so after some 'convincing' they agreed to ship it for Saturday delivery.
While they did their best to make it right, the inconvenience of order verification will make me think twice about doing time sensitive orders with them.