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 Post subject: Everun Note
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:22 am 
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Finally a netbook for power users:

Dual-core Turion64X2
ATI RS960E graphics
7" 1024x600 touchscreen
Bluetooth, wifi, miniPCIe
Smaller than a DVD case and weighs only 700 grams
Available without operating system

The benchmarks are amazing for a device this small.

http://www.raondigital.com/fnt_english/evn01.asp

http://www.umpcportal.com/2008/09/everu ... ull-review

I love this picture of the Everun Note next to an EeePC901:

http://www.slashgear.com/gallery/data_f ... Note_1.jpg


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:40 am 
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DAMN! That is small. Too small for me .. my 10" netbook is as small as I am willing to go.

Since it doesn't have a Intel proc, it isn't useful for me (need Intel to run OSX), but it is a nice little device .. tiny and LIGHT.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:31 am 
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>>>my 10" netbook is as small as I am willing to go<<<

That's why they call them personal computers. Everyone has his/her own taste.

I'm the other way around. I didn't mind going from an Eee702 to an Eee900 (and then an Eee901) because the case was about the same size.

When I was forced to go to a 10" formfactor to attach a 2.5" SATA SSD (the EeePCs are bottlenecked by PATA66), and got an Asus N10J-A1 for the Nvidia9300, ExpressCard and HDMI, I found it much too large and heavy. My Eee901 still gets the bulk of my use.

The Everun Note is smaller than the Eee and more powerful than the N10J. Too bad about the battery life and lack of HDMI though.

Still, I'll bet my 1.8" Mtron Mobi SLC SSD would make this thing fly.


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Nice! You're right, of course ... you choose the tool you need.

I was tempted by the N10-J, but decided that the extra $400 wasn't worth a video card that I don't really need. I can play spore on the X110, which amazes me, but otherwise it is strictly a work PC for writing and coding.

What OSes are you running on your netbooks? Any experience trying to push OSX on there?


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>>>What OSes are you running on your netbooks?<<<

WinXPpro on all but the Eee901 which came with WinXPhome pre-installed and I've been too busy/lazy to upgrade.

My N10 came with Vista Home pre-installed and was disappointingly slow. Replacing the 5400rpm Seagate Momentous with an OCZ Core 128GB SSD and installing XPpro smartened it right up.

Frame rates in Dungeon Siege II went from 13fps to 33fps at full quality settings. How much of the performance increase was due to the OS upgrade and how much was due to the storage upgrade I won't know without further testing.

>>>Any experience trying to push OSX on there?<<<

Once again not enough time and ambition. It was originally one of my reasons to get an Eee (along with the SSD which has fascinated me since the last century but until the last year or so was beyond my budget).

Seeing OSX86 running on a EeePC was an inspiration but there are only so many hours in a year and I have a higher than average leisure requirement.

Of course I've dabbled with Knoppix and Ubuntu but there are still driver and application compatibility issues. WinXP is mature and hasn't given me a problem in years.


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