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Default Re: Asus Eee 904HA - 02-24-2009, 03:27 AM

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No! (At least IMHO) I own both and the Dell is vastly superior.
You think that dell mini is superior over eee pc? then tell me why the specify?
I suppose it's largely subjective, but here are my reasons:
1. The Mini 9 does not have a fan - absolutely silent.
2. I like the larger keys on the Mini 9, even with the unusual layout.
3. I prefer an SSD to a traditional hard drive - I don't need that much space in a netbook but I do want it to be shockproof.
4. I prefer the case on the Mini 9 - it has a more "solid" feel than the EEE PC.
5. I've never had boot problems with the Mini 9 - I have frequent problems booting the ASUS when it is cold.
6. Ubuntu 8.10 runs flawlessly on my Mini 9 - I could not get it to work as seamlessly on the ASUS - especially wireless signal quality.
On a side note - I prefer the look and layout of the DELLMINI forum to the ASUS forum - again, totally subjective, but my personal preference.

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Default Re: Asus Eee 904HA - 02-25-2009, 11:15 AM


I'll add to that. The Dell Mini is what the Eee should have gone on to become. Dell took a look at the Eee, understood its strong points, then went out and made a better rival that did all that PLUS all the extra things that Asus thought did not matter: aesthetic beauty, upgradeability for novices and experts, glossy screen, and a rather interesting approach to pricing. The Dell is clearly a better machine, they just arrived late to the party.

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