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On Sun, 2 Mar 2008, [hidden email] wrote: 

> Has anyone got one of these? I saw one at BJ's wholesale in Stoughton 
> today, and while I heard about them, I was draw to wanting to buy one 
> after seeing it. I didn't but I want too. 

I got one at the Micro center a month ago, no problems at all. I will 
bring it along to the next BLU meeting I attend. 

Pros: Small, 
       light, (very light power brick) 
       very sturdy compared to more expensive sub-micros 
       comes with ssh already installed (just enter cntl-t then ssh host) 
       web browser is quite fast compared to MSIE on a Windows box 
       user interface not nearly so oddball as the XO 
       Linux underneath, but readily accessible. 

Cons: Keyboard to small for comfortable touch-typing 
       Small LCD leads to very small terminal characters and scrolling 

Neutral: Asus missed the chance to use super power-saving components 
          like the XO 

Overall, I would say very well done. 

Dan Feenberg 

> I have to come up with a good use for it, first, I guess. 
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