This summer I will replace my venerable PogoLinux workstation with a laptop. The Eee PCs appeal quite a bit to me: flash storage, light, cheap. (The tasteful initials don’t hurt, either.) Tari wrote a helpful review. I talked to Charlie about his Eee quite a bit at CCCC, and got to hack on his a while.
Soon to be released models offer a larger screen and more RAM and disk space. But that might move the Eee out of the light and cheap range that makes it appeal to me. Erin was sent a Dell Latitude D430 this week as part of her new gig, and I think I’d be happy with something similar, if not for the $2,000 price tag. Same goes for the MacBook Air. (Though please, let’s not whine about the lack of an optical drive; it’s 2008, okay?)
Anyway, I can wait a month or so to see these new offerings from Asus and others eager to jump in the ultraportable fray. I welcome feedback from anyone currently using an Eee.
Update 04/22: Hrm, why buy in May when it looks like Asus is releasing a better version of the Eee in June?
Update 04/25: Here’s a roundup of about 15 ultraportables.