Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Team Fortress 2 Enthusiast Turns Asus Eee PC 1000H into Gaming Netbook

January 10, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Gaming, netbooks

Team Fortress 2 Enthusiast Turns Asus Eee PC 1000H into Gaming Netbook

“I got the game running (sic) on my small 10″ 1.6Ghz Intel Atom based laptop with GMA Intel 945 Chipset.”
Thus began the interesting—but unverified—account of Steam user “The Neighbor”, who describes the results of his tweaks as instructed by a Steam forum thread (which apparently details how to run games on the dreaded integrated Intel GPU).
More of an experiment rather than a desperate penny-pincher trying to get the popular multiplayer shooter running on his basic netbook, the tweaks hardly produce an optimum gaming experience. Neighbor warns that framerates drop to as low as 10 per in outdoor environments, and that …read more

10-cell Battery for the Asus Eee PC 901 is Rightfully the Ugliest Ever

December 15, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under netbooks

10-cell Battery for the Asus Eee PC 901 is Rightfully the Ugliest Ever

Geeks everywhere understand the concept of substance over style, or vice-versa. And the 10-cell 13000mAh (yes, thirteen-thousand) battery for the Asus Eee PC 901 is really all style and no substance.
But what’s the point, if said battery make the 901 much less portable? Ah yes, 10-14 hours of claimed battery life for a netbook is definitely a great thing, and surely that battery’s heft turns it into a deadly bludgeoning weapon. More pics for those who continue.

A Small MacBook Under $600

September 9, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under netbooks

A Small MacBook Under $600

A pretty simple—if somewhat overused—premise. Why not hack an Asus Eee PC 1000H so that it can run on supposedly the best OS around, Mac OS X?
Easier done than said. The staff of The Cult of Mac is probably going apeshit over their newest toy, an Asus Eee PC 1000H that runs on Mac OS X. Interesting how those dock icons practically fill-up the entire low-resolution screen. And what about performance?
“Performance is on par with my MacBook,” says Gilbertson. “Benchmark-wise, I think it comes in around the equivalent of a G5.”
Ha Apple! Expect mass defections as people decide to go …read more

Engadget plays the Asus 9-inch Eee PC at Cebit 2008

March 4, 2008 by colbert low  
Filed under Announcements, Desktops, Laptops

Engadget plays the Asus 9-inch Eee PC at Cebit 2008

** NO PICS UNTIL SOME ISSUES ARE SORTED OUT**
The guys at Engadget get to play the new 8.9 errr 9.0 inch (who cares? its bigger) Asus Eee PC at CeBIT 2008 in Hannover. Lucky them. There is some similar traits between the 7 inch version and this 9 inch wonder ( is it called Eee PC 900? ) Its gonna be having a quoted 2.5 to 3 hours of battery life, hit shelves mid 2008 with a 8GB and €399 price for the 12GB model. Nice compact model with higher capacities.
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