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    Asus Eee Pc

    Anybody got one yet? I need a small laptop to send to someone overseas and this will likely fit the bill. The only thing is I want to keep it cheap. The $300 ones do not include a web camera, which she needs, but she has a cheap USB one. The only problem is these things have Linux installed and I am not too sure if this thing could detect her web camera. Also she uses Yahoo IM for chatting to friends and family... and me, but do not know if Linux can run Yahoo IM.
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    Well, I wonder about them at this point. They aren't really worth $300, IMO, as the screen is just too small to be workable. Eventually, they will ship with a full 10" screen instead of the boxed down 7" job. Overall, the thing is just too short on features for the price--low storage, small screen res, and no optical drive--the thing really is only worth $200.

    Around here, you can go to a pawn shop or a small computer store and get a really nice laptop for $350. While they aren't new, I've seen some dual cores and Pentium Ms for very good prices. I'd probably own one of them now, but I've got a wedding to pay for!
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    For the average user, a windows based laptop would be a much better choice, the Eee Pc is making it's progress, but I'd never use it.
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    nobody is aware these can run windows xp? at least i have always thought they could... ive seen pics everywhere...

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    A used 12.1" P3 Thin & Light is a better idea for the money. Reliability in the hands of an inexperienced user would be the weak point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krupted
    nobody is aware these can run windows xp? at least i have always thought they could... ive seen pics everywhere...
    Yeah, you can do it, as long as you can figure out a way to get to the installation files, as the Eee has no optical drive. It's not impossible, but it's not as simple as your average notebook. Also, the base Eee has only 2GB of storage, so an XP install can quickly consume your entire drive. Again, not the end of the world thanks to some work arounds, but it's yet another challenge that ordinary notebooks don't face.

    Like I said, if the Eee was a $200 notebook, or if it had a 10" screen and bigger HDD, it would be more worthy of my consideration, but that's just me.
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    I agree with ToTT, I don't think that it'd really be worth it. Any way you can scrape together a little more and buy a standard laptop? Office Depot has one on sale for $450 after rebates.
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    Yes I think to buy a standard laptop is better, right now the price for the laptops are quite nice.

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