Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
Hey - I was wondering - I really really want an eee Pc. But I am a little aprehensive about buying on online - most of the shops are on ebay, or shops I've never heard of. I passed my CPL first time last week - so I am treating myself. It's an Ipod or an eee Pc.
Now - here is the problem. It has a small screen, and a tiny keyboard. Does anyone know if a real life shop has them on display to look at. I'm in Vero Beach FL. Most of the sales assistants I've asked in wal-mart, bestbuy and a few retailers have not heard of it. Has anyone actually seen one in a shop?
FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4128 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
I haven't seen one in a store, but someone in my physics lecture has one. It is a little bigger than a Nintendo DS (ok, maybe 1.5-2 times the size), has a very small keyboard, and looks really uncomfortable to look at. I have no idea why anyone would want one (especially since it's only useful for browsing the web or working on small documents).
I assume you did all your research and are set on it though. I don't know of many stores that sell Asus products, if the places you asked don't have it I doubt you'll find it in another store.
As much as I hate it...why not just get an iPhone? It fits in your pocket and has a phone built in...and the screen is only 0.5" smaller. Hell, it has more memory even!
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
Hey thanks for the reply. Well, I am hoping to be a flight instructor, so something that runs the entire Open Office package, and is small enough to be carried around, means I can update my e-logbook, run my student record database, and mess about on the internet at work, on their wifi, without them necessarily watching my every online move!
And also, if I ever get an airline job, I can stick it in my flight bag and connect to the web in the hotel.
I like the look of the Iphone - but it's too small. I will loose it within a week! There are other mini laptops out there - but the eee looks cool!