Posts Tagged ‘EeePC’

Android x86

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

You want to try the look and feel of Android?

There’s a great project to port Android to x86!

They offer a LiveCD that you can try without changing anything on your PC.

Furthermore, you can even install it on your PC/Netbook!
It should already run on e.g. many Netbooks like the Asus EeePC.

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Mobile UMTS access in Germany with Linux

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

As mentioned, I’ve got an Asus EeePC 901 Go.

It’s very nice to have internet-everywhere via the internal UMTS G3.5 modem, and this is very easy to accomplish with (Debian) Linux.

I’ve written a small HowTo that describes the necessary steps.
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SSD speed test on Asus EeePC 901Go (Linux)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

As written in my first blog article about my Asus EeePC 901Go, there are two different versions of this EeePC model available, one with a very slow SSD and one with a fast SSD.

You can distinguish the two models by looking at P/N on the EeePC box or by opening the EeePC and identifying the SSD itself:

  • The slow SSD model has this P/N: 90OA0BTI4214AFNE2X2Q, the SSD is labeled “P2-SSD PS Rev. 2.0G”
  • The fast SSD model has this P/N: 90OA0BTI8214AFNE2X2Q, the SSD is labeled “S4-SSD JM Rev. 1.1″

I made sure that I got a fast SSD model, but the question arises:

How fast is it?

Today, I found the time to perform some benchmarks of the SSD read/write speed.

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Real life test of the Asus EeePC 901 Go

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

By using my new Asus EeePC 901 Go while traveling through India for around a month, I noticed several things:

  • The EeePC is great!
  • The screen is a little bit to dark
  • The workmanship could be improved
  • Conclusion

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Mobile GPRS internet access in India via Airtel

Monday, March 16th, 2009

I’m currently in India and tried to get GPRS internet access using a mobile phone and a laptop. In fact, I’ve written this blog article in the middle of nowhere between Bikaner and Jaisalmer (Rajasthan). ;-)

So, I bought an Indian prepaid SIM card (I’ve choosen Airtel). That was the easy part. With this SIM card I can make calls to Germany for a few rupies (around 10 Rupies=0.15€ per minute).

But getting the GPRS internet access working was a bit more complicated. Airtel SIM cards do not have GPRS activated out-of-the-box.

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Installing Debian Lenny on an ASUS EeePC 901Go

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

eeepc-debianOne of the first things I did with my new ASUS EeePC 901Go was to install my familiar Debian GNU/Linux environment on the little box. (Ok, the very first thing was to upgrade the RAM by changing the 1GB PC5300 SODIMM to a 2GB model ;-) ).

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ASUS EeePC 901Go 16G Linux

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

eeepc901I found a new tech gadget that’s great as travel companion!

I’m talking about the “ASUS EeePC 901Go 16G Linux”. It’s a small 8.9″ notebook with a 16GB SSD and a G3.5 UMTS modem on-board.

I did tinker with the idea of buying such a companion for a long time now, but did not find the perfect model until now. Either the screen was too small (7″), the overall size was too big (with >= 10″ screen), a very slow processer was inside, the battery life was too short or the notebook had Windows preinstalled (I don’t like to be forced to pay the Microsoft tax)…

I’m using Linux on my “normal” notebook as well as on my desktop PC, so I’d like to have my well-known Linux environment (Debian) on this small gadget, too.

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