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ikt
May 5th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Hi guys and girls :D

Fairly simple request but I'm having a hard time finding the answer, basically just looking for a netbook with linux preloaded that isn't a gimpy underpowered screen with a keyboard attached.

main specs:
10" screen,
2gb+ ram,
intel atom or amd equivalent cpu
decent size keyboard
64gb+ ssd hard drive
linux PRE-loaded

Does one exist? It would also be nice if they ship to Australia :X

Cheers :)

HuckleSmothered
May 5th, 2009, 05:48 PM
I'm pretty sure there is NOT a laptop that comes with a solid state drive over 40GB. Good place to start is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_subnotebooks
The EeePC 1000 is close to what you might be looking for. 10" screen. 92% full keyboard. Atom processor. Up to 2GB RAM. 40GB SSD (8+32). Xandros standard. Unfortunately, Xandros sucks. Very, very buggy. I considered leaving it on mine until I used it for about five minutes. That'll convince you to put Ubuntu NBR on it.

ikt
May 7th, 2009, 09:30 PM
I'm pretty sure there is NOT a laptop that comes with a solid state drive over 40GB. Good place to start is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_subnotebooks
The EeePC 1000 is close to what you might be looking for. 10" screen. 92% full keyboard. Atom processor. Up to 2GB RAM. 40GB SSD (8+32). Xandros standard. Unfortunately, Xandros sucks. Very, very buggy. I considered leaving it on mine until I used it for about five minutes. That'll convince you to put Ubuntu NBR on it.

Cheers :)

Don't mind if it has Xandros, so long as it's +1 in the linux camp, and not in the MS camp :0

ikt
May 10th, 2009, 03:26 AM
The EeePC 1000 is close to what you might be looking for.

Just reporting back that I'm having a lot of trouble being able to purchase it. :(

Almost all stores selling netbooks are 100% xp :(

If anyone knows where I can get one (Australia) please reply back :>

dcstar
May 10th, 2009, 03:56 AM
Just reporting back that I'm having a lot of trouble being able to purchase it. :(

Almost all stores selling netbooks are 100% xp :(

If anyone knows where I can get one (Australia) please reply back :>

http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-asus-eee-pc-1000ha-price-141451.html
http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-asus-eee-pc-900-price-107893.html

RedSingularity
May 10th, 2009, 04:07 AM
My MSI wind 200 works great with Ubuntu Netbook remix 9.04

raymondh
May 10th, 2009, 04:09 AM
look at system76 ... they have a decent netbook-sized offer.

I use a MSI wind in 3-boot configuration

ikt
May 10th, 2009, 03:52 PM
http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-asus-eee-pc-1000ha-price-141451.html
http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-asus-eee-pc-900-price-107893.html

I know! It's crazy! Not one linux eee pc to be seen :(



look at system76 ... they have a decent netbook-sized offer.

They don't appear to ship to Australia :(

Just about ready to give up

ikt
May 14th, 2009, 08:47 AM
given up on eee pc in australia,

going to get a DreamBook Lite M71 from here:

http://www.pioneercomputers.com.au/