Published on 2nd August 2010 by
Originally Posted by BlackMage23I don't think going with Windows XP was a good idea, a customer linux distro would have been better, or even windows 7.
Did they really need to put an atom in this? I'm sure they could have used something else that is low powered but with a bit more grunt.
Originally Posted by eldiabloI guess it would have made more sense to reverse the roles and put the atom in the receiver side and send out the picture to the keyboard. This way you would have a wireless keyboard with a touchscreen and the batterylife could have been a lot better.
Perhaps add a usb port for expansion purposes, plugging in a usb stick or something.
Originally Posted by Gonzalo-GonadsM
2. This would automatically rule out windows and good riddance! Why can PC vendors not get into their heads, windows is not meant for touch! Android is not meant for a product like this, at least not yet. This is largely due to the fact that android resolution is restricted to 480x800, so no HD here. This leaves linux, asus would need to mould linux into a flavour that suited this product.
Originally Posted by leslie
Most customers do not want Linux, netbook sales bore this out.
Windows 7 wasn't even out when this started and you want a custom Android OS?
While I agree it would probably be better with Linux or Android, neither is much of an option. Put Linux on here and you kill off even more sales in the general public sector. On the other hand, with some tweaking this could be an enthusiasts toy where they could recoup some of the development costs.
You just need to remember this has been a long time coming, it's not like they woke up 3 months ago and decided to build it.
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