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Re: [tlug] Mac or EeePC?
- Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 00:11:39 +0900
- From: Ian Barwick <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Mac or EeePC?
- References: <49EAECF8.firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
2009/4/19 Niels Kobschaetzki <firstname.lastname@example.org> > I don't know which eeePC-model you are using but at least the > 700-series is more robust than a (plastic) MacBook. In addition if you > are carrying it around w/ you all the time every gram counts. A > plastic MacBook should be around 2.2 kg, shouldn't it - an eeePC > should be more lightweight. Over the past couple of months I ended up carrying round my white MacBook on an almost daily basis and it's neither a small machine nor particularly light. It soon makes itself felt after a while :(. A couple of weeks ago I took the plunge and bought a netbook (an HP 2133, arguably more of a miniature laptop) and though it's "only" about a third lighter (around 1.5kg vs 2.2kg) the difference is night and day, I hardly notice I'm carrying it. FWIW my MacBook (early 2008 model) gives me about 4.5 h hours on battery, maybe a little more if you are conservative with the screen brightness and aren't using wifi. The HP gives about the same, though it's not the most efficient of processors (VIA C-7) and I'm not yet sure whether the installed Linux (Xubuntu 8.10) is doing everything it can in the power-saving department. I think Apple dropped modems around the time they phased out the PowerPC processors. Personally, if I was travelling for that length of time (as opposed to being on a business trip) and not doing any great amount of work (not fun with a small screen) I'd take the netbook over the Mac. HTH Ian Barwick
- [tlug] Mac or EeePC?
- From: Pietro Zuco
- Re: [tlug] Mac or EeePC?
- From: Niels Kobschaetzki
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