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6 responses to “What the New Day-long Use Asus Netbook Still Lacks”

  1. Ben Young

    I get 1024×768 on my ASUS EEE 901, maybe you need to recheck?

  2. Ben Kepes

    Zoli – I need one too – perhaps some nice vendor wants to have their product tested by the pre-eminent cloud computing blog???

    :-)

  3. Zoli Erdos

    Ben (Young) I did: Asus 901 specs: LCD: 8.9 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels.

  4. Chris Yeh

    I’m with you, Zoli. Vertical space is way more useful than horizontal space for most non-programmers (including me). Give me 1024 x 768, or give me…a bigger discount.

    I’m also holding out for bigger SSDs. Given the current rapid rate of price declines (just saw a 1000HA with 160 GB HDD on sale for $300 w/ free shipping), I predict that by midyear (when I’ll want to pick up a netbook for a vacation trip), I’ll be able to get a netbook with 1024 x 768, 64 GB SSD, and XP for less than $300. At which point, it will have more power and disk space than my old ThinkPad, and thus I’ll have no more excuses left!

  5. james.w.allor

    I picked up an Aspire One in August and I’ve had no problems with the screen size. It’s not unusual for me to work 3-4 hours in the browser. Some web sites may be “optimized” for a larger screen, but in my experience it doesn’t interfere with actually using them. If anything, I have the opposite problem — my eyes get tired, but a quick Ctrl-+ to increase font size fixes that right up.

  6. Harold Shaw

    I own a HP 2510 12″ Tablet notebook. I love it except for the screen resolution. Where it is a touch pad, it doesn’t have as sharp a resolution and I was working on it for long periods of time, it caused eye strain and headaches. I had to buy a different monitor and plug in when at home. Otherwise – wouldn’t trade it for the world. Powerful, and does everything I want and the Twistable screen is a great feature.

    The new netbooks don’t hold a candle to my 2-3 inch bigger cousin and I can take this anywhere they go :)