Lot of talk about these sub-$600 small laptops geared towards portability and centered around productivity. Anyone else looking to pick one up or interested in learning more about them?
Lot of complaints about the Dell’s keyboard and how confining it really is; the F-keys are along the HOME row and are accessed through the Fn key. Makes for some really awkward layouts, I tell you. The price was really nice for a Dell, though.
The mouse/touchpad on the HP sucked. I’ve never had good luck with HPaqs at all (well, support-wise, anyway). I don’t think I’ll ever buy one on accident, let alone on purpose.
I actually picked up the EeePC 1000h last night and I’m awaiting shipment. YouTube videos sold it for me. The keyboard is a little bigger and much more solid (although that right shift key is kinda weirdly-placed … no biggie, I only use the left one exclusively), and the regular HDD as opposed to the SSD is awesome because I can upgrade the storage and RAM easily without incident. I plan to wipe it and put XP Pro on it when it comes in. The battery life on the 1000h is said to get as much as 7.5 hours before it needs a charge, but realistically I’m hoping for at least 5.5…which is better than the laptop I have now (HAVE to keep it plugged in, otherwise I unplug it and the battery lasts an hour).