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Wits' End

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My NetBook is an Asus Eee PC 1011PX it has:
Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
Dual core Intel® Atom™ N570 processor for unprecedented performance
Enjoy all-day-computing with 11 hours* of battery life
Stylish seashell design with a unique wave pattern texture in black and white **
Comfortable user experience with extremely large touch pad and ergonomically chiclet keyboard
Instant boot up through dual OS – Express Gate & Win7
What I want out of it--Internet is important for my netbook, but basically I see using it as a small, portable desktop. Open Office is my most used application, followed by Chrome and E-Sword. I don't envision using a lot of "Cloud Computing".
Any thoughts are welcome.
Questions:
OS? Windows 7 Starter or some Linux version ?

Case A cushion case, neoprene. A Nanuk case -Crutchfield has 915 + 920 Orange on Sale Or a Pelican Case--1075? I don't see any in production Otter cases. Is a hard case needed? I do know that there are times I will be carrying it in the rain. But a hard case won't fit in a pack that I would normally carry. I want to be able to carry power cords and a few accessories also.

What else should I carry (for the netbook) I'll have a mini-usb cable, for my MP3 Player. A Thumb drive or more. A mouse? What else? [I will have 3 or 4 flashlights on my person] Maybe an extra and some batteries :)

What am I not thinking of? I don't have a big budget, but I can convince myself of needs :broke::ohgeez::whistle:
 
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Back when my wife was looking for a netbook, we researched on models from ACER, ASUS, Dell, Toshiba, Lenova, etc. Looks wise, Asus is probably the best. Performance wise, they all suck (it's a netbook, nuff said). Ergonomics is very important, especially in a small netbook, we went to test out the keyboards and found Toshiba has the best keyboard of the bunch.

Good luck!
 
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I carry an upgraded ram Asus when traveling. It's worked well for about a year.
 
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I appreciate the input. Though it isn't answering my questions :) I have the Asus netbook, so suggestions on different ones doesn't help w/ possible onset of buyer's remorse :). I am happy w/ it so far after two days :/
How do you carry yours?
Any accessories you have that you are glad you got? Really glad? Disappointed with?
@Jorgen Did you see a big performance increase with the RAM upgrade? Did you go from 1GB to 2 or something else?
 
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I carried an ultralight for some time, my two favorite accessories were my SkinIt skin and setting the power settings so that the computer would remain on when closed, so I could tune in to a radio station and have a slim, compact radio..
 
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Ahh, sorry about that mate, didnt realize you had already purchased one. How much memory is in it now? Ram prices are at an all time low, so 2x2gb would be a good idea. 2x4 if you want to overkill it, if its supported. I suggest an ssd drive to make the biggest performance improvement.
 
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I recently bought a EEE PC 1015px when my EEE PC 701 went on the fritz. I really like it so far it's a huge upgrade over my 701, which I bought about 4 years ago, and I haven't looked back.
Asus claims that the 1015px has a 10 hour battery life but that's probably with the screen brightness at the lowest, wi-fi off, and no programs running. I've discovered that the battery life of my 1015px screen brightness full, wi-fi on, and surfing the internet is about 4 hours. Still not bad but nowhere near 10 hours. The price was only $280 too much cheaper than the $400 I paid for my EEE PC 701 four years ago but that's what I get for being an early adopter. :shakehead
 
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No problem Veedo. My NB has 1GB and is only upgradeable to 2, after removing the 1 :) So I'm waiting to see how my performance is with 1. I think I can upgrade for about $20 US, but it goes against my cheep factor to be stuck with the extra stick.
 

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