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I have blogged numerous times about the many different mini-notebooks that Joanna Stern of Laptop Magazine has tested as it seems she gets her hands on every new one introduced.  I have suspected she has a problem and needs our help and her latest mini-notebook adventure […]

I have blogged numerous times about the many different mini-notebooks that Joanna Stern of Laptop Magazine has tested as it seems she gets her hands on every new one introduced.  I have suspected she has a problem and needs our help and her latest mini-notebook adventure proves it.  How else would you describe her trekking through the back alleys of Taipei, fruitlessly looking for the newest EEE PC model, the 901 with the Intel Atom processor?  That’s exactly what she did despite a complete lack of understanding of Chinese.  All she took was her wallet and a note with "EEE PC 901′ scrawled on it for communication.  She turned up empty-handed many times until she found the one shop with a brand new 901 in the back and +$500 later she reentered the real world with the new EEE PC in tow.  Joanna, you have a problem and we are here for you.  We’ll help you get through this obsession, I am sure there must be an 8.9 step program for your affliction.  Everyone join me in helping Joanna beat this thing, after all little laptops can only do so much for her.  Meanwhile head over and look at the unboxing photos she’s posted of the EEE PC 901 and show your support.

UPDATE: if you have trouble getting into the blog at Laptop just keep trying.  It seems their server is slammed with traffic.

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  1. Mike Whalen Friday, June 6, 2008

    Seems like the site is gone. Not even blog.laptopmag.com brings anything up.

  2. Site is crashed!
    http://mikecane2008.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/laptop-magazines-blog-has-crashed/

    Man! First time I’ve seen that happen over there!

  3. Now wait one frikkin minute here. I just went and actually read the post.

    You think she has a PROBLEM?!

    Are you insane yourself?!

    Joanna, listen not to Kendrick! He is a Fiend!!

  4. My name is Travis and I am an Eee-a-holic.

  5. Mike Whalen Friday, June 6, 2008

    Thanks for that, Olof. It works!!!!!!!!!!11111

  6. Well, the real link works now, it has for hours.

  7. I’ve been the other lucky guy to grab one 901 together with Joanna (that was definately one of the craziest shopping afternoons i’ve ever had. Many thanks to Kevin from Notebookreview.com for the brilliant idea with the “Eee PC 901″ cards!)

    i did some more benchmarks on it and another video:

    http://www.eeepcnews.de/2008/06/07/video-eee-pc-901-benchmarks-grafiktest-und-900er-vergleich/

    sorry guys, i know i am running a german blog but i think you will get it… well at least the video is in english ;)

  8. James Kendrick Saturday, June 7, 2008

    Very nice, Sascha. I will be interested to hear your continuing thoughts on the performance of the Atom since it is not benchmarking very well compared to other Intel chips.

  9. I’d really like to see some benchmarks impressions of how slow or snappy things are when the Atom is running strictly off battery as that’s the most important part. Is that 50% rollback of the CPU going to make web browsing unbearable? And what about video playback at both 50% and 100%? Which would handle a DiVXed AVI or even Quicktime video file better?

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