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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:

Now I know I'm a picky Apple enthusiast but, the keyboard on this unit sucks. That being said it is still a pretty cool little laptop. I'd certainly check out the Wind PC if you do any degree of typing.


I agree with you on the keyboard.I love this little machine,but my finger are a bit to fat for the keys.The HP mini laptop had the best keyboard of all the netbook's IMO,but the VIA processor was the deal breaker for me,plus I got the eeepc,and the MSI Wind (sold) really cheap with live search cash back.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
Hey BanditBill, any chance you can take some shots of the Eee and something else for size comparison?



I found this image on the net
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that Asus lowered the price of the Eee PC 1000h by another hundred dollars today. That puts it at a very tempting $450.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just ordered one from Mwave. Smile

This is the first Windows-based computer that I've purchased in a long time. Now, how do you put OS X on this thing? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
I just ordered one from Mwave. Smile

This is the first Windows-based computer that I've purchased in a long time. Now, how do you put OS X on this thing? Wink

Wow, congrats! I might head down to J&R and take another look at one this weekend. That is a nice little computer for just over four bills.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mwave has a really weird order confirmation process. They send you email confirming your order. Then they send you another email telling you to call them. Then you call them and they ask for your phone number to call you back with. They call you back, say thanks, and then send you another email finally confirming your order. I can appreciate the security measures, but that seems a little overboard (not to mention being a PIA). I wonder if they do this every time? It's my first order with them in ages. I don't remember them doing it before.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my 1000H today. Very Happy



Here's the rundown gang.

1. The build quality is fantastic. It's a nice little system.
2. I haven't upgraded the RAM or HDD yet, but it's pretty fast.
3. The screen is nice and bright. The viewing angles aren't bad either.
4. I read those reports about the keyboard having some give or play, but mine is rock solid. It's also easy to type on.
5. The mouse buttons are crazy stiff. I hope them loosen up over time.
6. The webcam quality is decent, but not spectacular.
7. The system fan isn't loud at all. The total machine feels cool to the touch. It's not a burner that way.
8. The charger is really small, but it seems to get hot as hell.
9. It boots fast and doesn't have much bloatware.
10. It came with a really nice little sleeve case and polishing cloth.
11. The glossy black finish is a huge fingerprint magnet.
12. I have no idea where the multi-touch control software is????? Confused
13. My wife wants one in white now. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5,

your impressions are exactly the same as mine, except my keyboard is springy and some keys are squeeky (the "e" in particular).

It's a pretty good little machine. I'll likely put Ubuntu on it as a dual boot option. I've never installed Ubuntu. I'm looking for something that is really easy to install and made for netbooks. Ubuntu Netbook remix looks like the one for me once the developers make an easy to install version.

Enjoy the 1000h. I never thought I'd be buying another Windows machine either Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I never thought I'd be buying another Windows machine either Smile


Me either, it's my first in almost ten years.

I need to go back on my fan comment. It can get rather loud when the system is being pushed. I also noticed the Atom temps are running quite warm. It's sitting at 69 degrees celsius right now. What are your temps like under load with HWMonitor Bandit?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I need to go back on my fan comment. It can get rather loud when the system is being pushed


I've yet to have my fan ramp up. What are you doing to push the system? Compressing video per chance?

The most tasking thing I have done so far is watch video, and the fan speed doesn't increase.

I might not get around to installing the monitoring app for some time. I'm going on vacation for a few weeks.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I've yet to have my fan ramp up. What are you doing to push the system? Compressing video per chance?

Nothing really. Just watching an MPEG-4 video that was ripped with Handbrake in iTunes 8. It seems like as soon as open QuickTime or iTunes the fan instantly goes crazy. It never calms down after that.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought an 80GB 1000H from ZipZoomFly before they were discontinued. Got it for $439. I have no complaints about it, even the little speakers rock. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same complaint about the stiff mouse button on the MSI Wind. From your summary of pluses and minuses, g5g5, I'd say the two are pretty much equal. Bill, you might consider putting the regular version of Ubuntu on your 1000H. It's pretty easy to do and works well, including the wireless. You can even customize it with themes that make it look like OSX.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two mouse buttons on mine are stiff if you press straight down on them. I mean close to the trackpad. If you press on the angled part, it's somewhat easier. That probably doesn't apply to the MSI Wind though.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a warning to anyone buying a 1000H. Rip the Windows license sticker off the bottom of the laptop and store it away as soon as you get your 1000H. The numbers and letters on mine are completely smudged now. I can't even read them.
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