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Lost in purgatory hell

No I'm not back yet. The computer I ordered has gone through a couple more delays and the new date is mid-July onwards I think. From what I understand, the low-res version started shipping last week and a couple of people have posted about receiving their systems from Sager. I'm not going with the Sager name (same computer, different shop), but at least their systems are starting to ship. The current ETA for the high-res screens to reach North America is the first week of July. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be in the first round of shipments but am hoping to be in the second. If I'm in the third, it could be a while. ^^;;

Otherwise, the Asus Eee was also announced on the Canadian Asus site, so we might be seeing it released over here as well. The 7" version is supposed to be released in August (late Aug?) and I'm seriously thinking about getting it with an 8GB drive (maybe 16, but that's probably overkill for what I want it for). IIRC, the specs for the Eee were listed somewhere as a 900MHz Dothan, 4/8/16 GB flash-based HD, integrated graphics, 512 MB RAM with 1 slot free. (I'm not entirely sure what to make of the processor since my old system came with a Dothan proc and it supposedly started at 1.5 GHz when they came out ~3years ago. Still, it'll be able to handle internet and basic tasks easily enough). Listed battery-life is 3hrs so realistically 1.5-2 hrs. ^^;

The reason I'm really interested in it, other than it being such a tiny thing for ridiculously cheap, is that it comes with a stripped down version of Linux for the OS even though it can run XP. Can we say I just want to buy a system that's not Windows? :P I'd been contemplating the Macbook before the Eee was announced but it's a bit bigger than I really want. :P

Otherwise, I'm seriously starting to go comatose over here. Minimal reading, mostly trying to stay aware of the notebook/laptop insanity (which is a seriously lost battle for me), and playing silly games a la Bigfish. *laughs* Silly games, but they're nicely mindless. I need a new mind and stuff to work on. *sigh* Sadly, I just won't do much work unless it's directly on my own 'puter. >.>
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