New toy: Asus EEE 4G

Picked up an Asus EEE 4G tonight at MicroCenter. The Houston store had four in stock, clearance-priced at $202 each (down from $349).

So far, I’m impressed. This will serve as an excellent mobile terminal for SSH and web browsing, and possibly as a serial terminal using a Keyspan USB-to-serial adapter.

The factory Xandros Linux install was quickly replaced with Ubuntu EEE. The only problem I ran into was needing to upgrade the Atheros wireless drivers.

A 2G DDR2-667 SO-DIMM to upgrade the memory from the default 512M was only $18 with free shipping from NewEgg. I should have it by the middle of next week.

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