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My Asus EEE PC just shipped from NewEgg today, but I don’t expect to see it until Monday. Luckily, some folks are taking stock, so we can live vicariously through them for now. Fellow mobile and technology enthusiast, Brad Linder, got his paws on a unit […]

BradlinderasuseeepcMy Asus EEE PC just shipped from NewEgg today, but I don’t expect to see it until Monday. Luckily, some folks are taking stock, so we can live vicariously through them for now. Fellow mobile and technology enthusiast, Brad Linder, got his paws on a unit and shares the unboxing ritual in his debut video.In the five minutes that the video runs, Brad shows everything inside the thin box and takes particular note of how small the AC adapter is. He’s right when he says it looks more like a cell-phone charger, which is fine by me: smaller and lighter makes it easy to carry. Oh and if Brad’s name is ringing a bell, it’s because he’s one of the talented bloggers over at Download Squad.

  1. I’ve been following your blog for a few months, and you guys are very lucky to have access to all these UMPC goodies. The only UMPC available to us in South Africa is the Aus R2H. I phoned Asus today about the Asus eee PC, and it’s been available to us in the country since yesterday 1 Nov, but no suppliers are stocking it. Our largest supplier will only start stocking it in Jan 2008. That’s what you get for living in a third world country I guess. Keep up the good work.

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  2. I don’t have a video of unboxing but I am typing this comment on my EEE. My local Microcenter received a whooping 2 of these so I snagged the first one. It’s an awesome little device. I’m doing Nanowrimo (www.nanowrimo.org) on it this month but come December I plan to see what I can do with different OS’ and see what functionality I can add to it.

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  3. WTF? Are you using the Eee’s keyboard itself or have you plugged in a larger external one. I’d be interested in what your hands are like after typing so much into the Eee!

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  4. Mike, I won’t know for sure until Monday, but I think the EEE keyboard is slightly larger than the Vye’s or the P1610′s. It certainly shouldn’t be smaller and I can touch-type on the Vye. Not all day, but…

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  5. Hey guys,

    I can easily touch type on the Eee PC with 6 fingers (I never had much use for my pinkies anyway). After using it for most of the day yesterday, I find my regular laptop keyboard to be enormous. It’s almost like I have to stretch to hit all the right keys. :)

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  6. That sounds good about the keyboard, any smaller and it would probably be difficult.

    BTW, to me touch typing = using 10 fingers.

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  7. Well, I’m not saying you CAN’T use 10 fingers. But now that I think about it, I’m probably using 8. I use my left pinkie for shift/ctrl/fn/alt, and my right thumb for space bar.

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  8. it doesnt really matter how cheap it is if it lacks in true usefullness. essentially as it stands now, it’s actually an *over-priced* toy.

    i really dont expect much, but AT LEAST for a little more money put in a larger screen, more storage, better CPU (with speed-stepping).

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  9. John in Norway Friday, November 2, 2007

    Tom,
    You have available one more UMPC where you are than we have in Norway.

    That’s what I get for living in a third world country I guess. :)

    It’ll be interesting to see if this device is made available here although even if it is you can bet it’ll cost a fortune.

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