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Windows 7 on a netbook?

by Pete3015 / October 15, 2009 5:53 AM PDT

I'm thinking of buying an Asus Eee PC 1005HA netbook before I travel abroad in early November. Should I wait for Windows 7?

I was just told Asus will continue to ship with Windows XP. Is that correct?

Aside from adding RAM and taking a power converter, is there anything else I should get enhance my ability to do business via the web?

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7 ran fine on a test machine here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2009 6:04 AM PDT
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Windows 7 on a netbook?
by Pete3015 / October 15, 2009 8:27 PM PDT

Adding RAM is not based on any testing that I know of, just something I thought was always good to do to increase surfing speed.

Overseas, I'll be using 220 instead of 110, so I bring a small converter to fit the plug and convert to 110.

Do you know if Asus will adopt Windows 7 for the 1005HA next week? If not, I might as well get it now. Talking to the sales guy in India didn't convince me I had the right answer.

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So why the convert from 220 to 110?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2009 11:01 PM PDT

ALL the machines I see today accept that directly. Can you share why I'd have to get this rather than a simple cheap adapter?

As to RAM, I have the advantage of testing Windows 7 RC and Beta here. All the test pointed to no increase of surfing speed from 512 to 2GH RAM. The consumers are sadly not doing such tests. The only good news is that your common machine will have 1GB or more and won't need an upgrade unless the retailer is trying to milk the buyer.

All sellers should not be talking about the move to 7. They have machines they want to sell today. I feel sorry for the average consumer.

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