After several events scheduled and subsequently canceled, Brad Linder finally navigated his way from Philadelphia to my home office in cow country yesterday. And if you don’t believe me when I say that I live in the sticks, just ask Brad who got within three miles of my house three times in a row without actually ever arriving!
The point of the not-so-impromptu meeting? It might look like a 21st-century version of geek Battleship, but the pic is actually our netbook deathmatch! The contenders are my MSI Wind and Brad’s Asus Eee PC 1000H. You really couldn’t get two netbooks that were more similar and yet some folks want to know what the minute little difference are since that can make or break a personal computing experience.
Check out Brad’s detailed writeup, complete with boot videos if you’re torn between these two peas in a pod. Overall, I was impressed with the Asus offering as it had a few bits that appeared better that those on my Wind. If you’re in the market for an MSI Wind however, I saw that Dave Winer just nabbed a 6-cell unit for $479. Ironically, he shared that news with me during our netbook deathmatch. That’s either ironic timing or the all-father of RSS found a way to discretely hook into my iSight camera. ;)