Asus Eee 901 8.9″ Netbook Review (Part One)

Asus Eee 901 8.9After a near-Olympian bout of advanced pondering and spec-sniffing – as witnessed in our recent Looking For The Ultimate Netbook feature, we finally plumped for the Asus Eee 901.

The netbook is available in both Windows XP and Linux versions, and we plumped for the XP version on account of our familiarity with the OS and the fact that it promised a slightly longer battery life (albeit at the price of reduced flash memory).

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OpenTape To Benefit From MixWit Closure?

OpenTape To Benefit From MixWit Closure?If you haven’t heard, mxiwit, the great Web service that lets people create their own online mixtape, complete with a player that looks like a real old compact cassette tape with rotating reels, is closing, describing their situation as being “between a rock and a hard place.”

There’s two pieces of good news to add to this sad news.

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Peek Email Device: Hands On

We managed to get a brief hands on with the Peek email gadget at the WiredStore in New York and thought we’d share a few impressions.

This little fella is designed for one thing only – accessing mobile email over the GPRS data network – and comes with a full keypad and a 240 x 320 pixels colour screen (with a rather small font size).

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Our Gadgets On The Streets Of New York (Part Two)

Our Gadgets On The Streets Of New York (Part Two)In part one we rated the Palm Centro, the Asus Eee 901 netbook and LG GSA-E5ON portable CD/DVD rewriter as travelling companions. Read on for our round up.

Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini
With only 12GB of storage available on the Eee 901, we needed to back up our precious photo files on to this handy USB portable hard drive (as well as backing up to a 16GB memory card in the Eee).

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