Log in

No account? Create an account
Extreme Eee Fan
Recent Entries 
31st-Jan-2010 03:16 pm - 1024x600
Hello. As I know, most of netbooks have screen resolution 1024x600, but it's hard to find wallpapers with this resolution. I want to introduce my own site with such wallpapers: 1024x600.ru. Here you can see wallpapers only with resolution 1024x600. Now it's about 750 elements in different albums: nature, celebrities, auto, fantasy girls.

Some of them:

27th-Jan-2009 08:47 am - EEE 900A mini review
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

I ended up buying 2 900A netbooks at a local best buy that had them clearance at $199.99 each, which was an awesome deal so I could not pass it up.

The 900A is a very interesting model, it is basically a cross between a 900 and a 901. The specs are as follows:

Linux OS
Atom N270 1.6 ghz
4400mAh battery (but its not the same as the 900 battery)
Intel GMA 950 graphics
1GB of ram
4GB SSD (removable and upgradable, no on board flash)
3 USB 2.0 ports
wireless G
No camera or BT

The build quality of the 900a is good, glossy plastic on the lid and mat plastic other places. The glossy plastic does not seems very scratch prone. Build tolerances are good and the keyboard feels better than the 700 series and on par with the 900 series. Touch pad is ok but has some response issues everyone and a while. Like the 900 series the multi touch works well for scrolling.

The default Linux operating system exhibits issues when writes are being done to the flash that music drops out when being played from USB or internal flash. I have noticed this with all EEE pc models that only have the slower flash memory as the primary drive. One model I installed easy peasy (ubuntu eee) and have yet to try if it still has this issue. I have been able to duplicate this on a 900 16gb model and the 900 4gb target model. Audio issues are gone windows windows xp.

The flash drive is very slow with write performance, bringing the system down to it knees with any writes (eg: logs, swap, etc...). I opted to put XP on one of the systems and disabled the swap file, fire fox cache, and system restore to get acceptable speeds. Given the flash is on a pci express card I am opting to upgrade this at a later time with results I will post.

Most application that run from memory are very zippy, even more so than the celeron based eee's. For the most part it works great, some apps kill it, like 720p video.

Battery life is very good given it is the smaller available battery, using the cpu throttling setting at power save I get about 3.5 hours. Heat output is also very low compared to celeron based models with the fan almost never engaging in most of my uses.

LCD brightness without tweaks is good, contrast ratio is decent, light leakage is average. Light leakage is noticeable at all brightness levels on dark scenes and is consistent on all 900 series i have tested. Color performance is average but not bad, the screen does have a bit of a screen door affect though. No dead pixels out of the box on either units (asus has decent quality control i guess ^^)


-EEE PC size, not much bigger than a 700 series
-good battery life even with smaller batteries
-low heat
-Atom Processor
-Can be had for 200 USD
-Flash for shock resistance
-Good build quality for the price
-Upgradable ram and flash (not on board)

-Slow flash, you need to change your os settings around this
-Slow flash causes strange audio issues in Linux
-Non standard battery (not the same as used in the 900 or 901)
-LCD has issues, but not a deal breaker
13th-Sep-2008 10:11 pm - Hi! New to this - help request???
Be Careful What You Wish For
Hi there, love what you've done with your machine.

I just bought an EEE PC 901 - Running Win Xp SP2 - 12GB version.

I love this little machine and it is great for working on the move - but I am having serious issues with the track pad and mouse - namely the fact that the cursor randomly jumps from location to location with no input from me! If I don't fix it I may sell it on, rather than customise the hell out of it... as writing is my main thing and this is supposed to make me productive - not waste time correcting errors.

I can be typing in one place and suddenly see it move to a previous space when no one has gone near it and then before you know it I am typuing over my previous entries... The worst program for it is Notepad. It's not me hitting the wrong keys or touching the track pad unawares, it happens when I am away from the machien completely! But not all of the time; it is totally random.

any ideas?

- Do I need to update the BIOS?

- Is there a fix?

23rd-Jul-2008 08:48 pm - My new EEE 900
Well I finished my EEE 900, his name is neku. Hear are some shots:

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
22nd-Jul-2008 09:39 am(no subject)
So I finally got a EEE PC 900 16 GB model (only has one SSD), in black. I am think it will be named Kamui, he is cute so it would work, working on the decal later tonight. I do have one dead pixel though but I think I am going to deal with it. The processor is 900 Mhz not under clocked out of the box. The LCD is a nice change having the extra resolution, the multi touch is interesting as well. I will post more later, I think the performance may be better than the atom based 9 incher !
19th-Jun-2008 09:14 am - Speed !!!
height8 inspired me to do some full benchmarks of the EEE PC and I am happy to report the internal SSD is very very fast, even through standard ATA on a celeron.... Also the SD scroes suck... that is an ULTRA 2 from sandisk, they have a rate of 15 megs per second, not on the EEE though.... I did not have my generic 8GB pos card or my thumb drive with me today

Also look at the cpu overhead when using USB vs the internal, that could also be a bottleneck, the SD reader is on the usb root hub.... Access time is however very good and constant on the SD card...

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
17th-Jun-2008 06:12 pm - fire fox 3.0
Well yeah the day has come to help set a world record and get the newest, sexiest version of the best browser ever !

Get Firefox 3.0 no later than 17:00 utc tommorrow to help with the record and receive one of the best enhancements yet.

So far all my computers have it, and if you own an EEE, well it uses less memory then previous versions and it runs much smoother.

Click the link below:

Download Day 2008
24th-May-2008 07:46 pm - my new bag
I made a bag today for my EEE, it has pit and a kanji that says yuki (my nick name) transfered to the side of it !!

how do you carry your eee ? post pics ^^

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
20th-May-2008 08:36 am - ATOM based EEE ?
Well it seems that the ATOM based processor is a bit slower than the current 900mhz celeron M found in the 7 and 9 inch EEE


it looks like the ATOM 1.6 GHZ processor might be a 23 % performance hit over the current chip. I think I am going to stick with the current processor. I believe this performance issue is the lowered complexity of the ALU in the ATOM, it is basically a risc with a cisc translator....
18th-May-2008 05:58 pm - EEE PC fun
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Well I haven't posted anything in a while, still in a debate if i get a 9 inch EEE or wait until a atom based model comes. Anyway post Pics of your EEE in public ^^, I will post more later, taken this weekend near a shop that sells EEE computers.

Actually I did some work on my EEE, I got a fully functioning bluetooth stack on it with a usb bluetooth adapter. This was a pain in the ass as I had to mess with the OS, as I am using XP embedded which is missing support for lots of stuff. Though it works, even with stereo headsets, which was the reason i wanted to do it !!!
This page was loaded Jun 20th 2019, 11:54 am GMT.