[OZAPRS] Acer Aspire Eee PC

Dave Walmsley dave at hunterlink.net.au
Sat Jul 19 09:54:28 EST 2008


I assume you are thinking about these as an APRS display in your vehicle? 
What software are you looking at?

And, yes it's interesting to know what people are using/considering for 
their APRS setup.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob, VK5FX" <rg5023 at internode.on.net>
To: "Australian APRS Users" <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:42 AM
Subject: [OZAPRS] Acer Aspire Eee PC

> Hi all,
> Sorry, don't know if I'm allowed to do this, but this maybe of some 
> interest to members.
> Found this on the web today... I have removed all the live links.
> Cheers
> Rob
> Acer is taking a leap into Eee PC territory today with their Aspire One 
> sub-notebook now officially available in the US. The notebook comes with 
> pretty much everything we've come to expect from the latest generation of 
> low-cost ultra portable laptops, including Intel's 1.6GHz Atom CPU, an 
> 8.9-inch screen that delivers a resolution of 1024x600 pixels, and a 
> choice of Windows XP or Linux operating systems.
> Data storage options include an 8GB NAND flash module with an additional 
> SD card slot for expansion or a 120GB internal hard drive, while RAM is 
> limited to either a measly 512MB or average 1GB - though even the 512MB 
> option is supposedly more than enough to run the custom Linpus Linux OS. 
> Other features of the One include Intel's GMA950 graphics chipset, a web 
> camera, Ethernet, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, a 5-in-1 media card reader, three USB 
> 2.0 ports, and either a 3 or 6-cell battery for up to seven hours of 
> running time.
> The Linpus Lite Linux OS comes loaded with software organized in a 
> task-centric manner for connectivity, productivity, games and storage. 
> Acer is putting a strong focus on the Internet too, with a browser, 
> multiprotocol IM client, fully functional email application, and VoIP 
> options all neatly presented upon boot up. All in all, it looks like the 
> Eee PC has another very worthy contender on its hands. Three versions of 
> the One are available now priced from $379 to $449, depending on 
> configuration.
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