[SATLUG] Linux Powered Mini-Notebooks
e2eiod at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 11:24:19 CDT 2008
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 10:51 AM, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been a fan of this segment for a while now. I have an original EEEPC 2G
>> SURF model that I use frequently. I can't begin to say how great it is to
>> throw the thing (in a sleeve) into my backpack when flying back and forth
>> between San Francisco and San Antonio. It's good to hear that the AA1 took
>> top honors, but they didn't review the new Dell Mini 9. I am a little pissed
>> off at Dell right now, but I think Dell may have a better overall offering
>> than Acer. I will have to look into that as I plan to replace the EEE soon.
> The only thing that I hate about the mini laptops are the keys are so
> dang small I can't fully type, rather two finger it and angle my index
> Jeremy Mann
> jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu
> University of Texas Health Science Center
> Bioinformatics Core Facility
> Phone: (210) 567-2672
Interesting info for the "keyboard challenged" like me.
[How to buy a minilaptop]
"4. Try out the keypad and make sure it's right for you.
None of the devices I tested had a better typing pad on a cheaper
netbook than Intel's ClassMate PC, which has a keypad far smaller
than the Eee PC 1000. Keys on the ClassMate PC's keyboard are raised
and there is a lot of space between them, making them easy to find by
By contrast, the Eee PCs, Wind and Elitegroup Computer Systems'
G10IL designed their keypads with flat keys and little or no space
between the keys because, I was told by Elitegroup staff, it makes
them look nice.
The trouble is, it also makes typing more difficult.
I really liked the keypads on Acer's Aspire One and Everex's
CloudBook Max, but the best keypad was on Hewlett-Packard's
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