I've been looking at them. I am leaning toward the Acer Aspire One with the 160GB hard drive, 6 cell battery, and XP. It has wireless G, but no bluetooth. I'm thinking of using it with the GS911. Kind of lurking...maybe they'll put BT into it soon.
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I have been using an OQO for 8+ hours a day, everyday for about the past 8 months; I love it! It's not a computer for everyone though, but it is literally the smallest full featured PC. It has 5" screen, keyboard (under the screen), 1.6ghz processor, 1gb RAM, 120GB harddrive, Wireless A/B/G, Bluetooth, and my model has an EVDO cellular modem connected through Sprint. In EVDO location I get 1.5Mbps/500Kbps connection speed; fast for wireless. It really is a great little computer that literally fits in the pocket of my work pants. I could probably fit 4 of them in the trunk of my K75.
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but you can like-new ones on eBay for half that. I know that it may not be a realistic suggestion for most who just want a cheap netbook to take on rides and not worry about it, but it really is a great piece. Very very small, but still nice and powerful with no limitations. Again, it is a bit of a niche product, but for those that travel a lot and want the benefit of a full computer it's awesome. I'm writing this post from it at work connected via Sprint.
I am with Voni on the eee pc. I have a 900xp 16gb ssd that I carry on mc trips. It has garmin mapsource, so I can make or store routes, tracks, etc. Check email each night.
Its a great machine.
Wish I had the new 900HA with the 160gb harddrive and 1.6gb processor.
I've carried a laptop (with hard drive) on several cross-continent rides without any technical problems. That said, I wanted something smaller and lighter, but that could run Garmin Mapsource for my GPS needs.
I finally settled on the Acer Aspire One. It runs Windows XP, has an Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor (like many machines in this class), 1 GB RAM, a 120 GB hard drive, six-cell battery with long life, very usable 9-inch display, and above all, is very portable and lightweight. I've been impressed with it. Mapsource runs well and I've also loaded MS Office. It was also affordable: $400 CDN.
Last edited by marcopolo; 10-29-2008 at 06:16 PM.