Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Asus Eee PC 1015PX netbook

I got this Asus Eee PC 1015PX (aka eee pc r051px) netbook about 2 weeks ago, from JBHIFI for about $400. I also got an external DVD burner and got a $20 discount, or something like that. (review) (official)

This was an upgrade from an Acer [Acer Aspire One NAV50 (aka AO532 N450 spec);since 20100413] because I felt that I needed a faster machine to do some 1080p video editing. This new one has a 1.6GHz dual core atom with DDR3.


NOTES:

  • ubuntu works well out of the box
  • only one speaker
  • bluetooth works well with with external Logitech speaker; but once connected it does not disconnect and revert to built in speaker without rebooting.
  • screen could be brighter, speaker could be louder, the right shift could be bigger rather than next to the enter key, the screen could open up more
  • this netbook has a mat screen which is less effective to wipe, unlike my previous acer with a glossy screen
  • thick
  • mic sound quality is crappy (not unlike the Acer), but I suppose it needs different drivers but who knows
  • track pad works well with 2 finger scroll
  • comes with a 6 cell battery and a tiny power supply wall wart, which is nice
  • power connector is small and does not look like it can take much punishment
  • SD card reader works out of the box
  • boots pretty fast
  • I swapped out the original HDD for my Corsair 32GB SSD that I already had in the Acer; getting inside the case via the keyboard was a pain
  • 1080p HD video from my dslr does not play smoothly at all




MY WORKSTATION HISTORY
Kogan Atlas laptop [w Sandisk 120GB SSD]
Acer Aspire One AAO D270 netbook laptop [w Corsair 32GB SSD]
Asus Eee PC 1015PX netbook laptop [w Corsair 32GB SSD]
Acer Aspire One AAO 543h netbook laptop [w Corsair 32GB SSD]
Asus eee pc 701 netbook laptop
Acer Aspire laptop
OEM laptop
OEM desktops

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ARTcycle ride

The other day, via the internets, I found ARTcycle, an artist cyclist group.

Today I joined them on the Green Ring ride, for the Sydney Town Hall to Mascot leg. The content was good, the pace was not too difficult, and made some new friends.

Here are my photos.

https://picasaweb.google.com/108473766390167102000/20110924ARTcycleRide