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03-19-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Portable Storage Device Help

I want to order a storage device to take with me on vacation and was wondering if anyone has tryed a device like this? I can check my email with it and it has a 7" screen to see my photo's better so I can see if they are keepers and deleters. I really don't want to blow a grand on a good laptop since I have to awesome desktops now.

Archos Archos 705 Portable WiFi Media Player and Recorder with 80GB

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03-19-2008, 11:12 AM   #2
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Are you specifically looking for something that size? Alternatively, it should be pretty easy to find all kinds of used laptops for the same price (ala Dell 610's).
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One thing to consider, that the screen is most likely calibrated for movies and not pictures.
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I would like to recommend the Asus eeepc

It has very very good price/performance ratio usability

Stick 2gb of ram in it, and a $80 Adata 16gb SDHC card...complete some of the internal usb/bluetooth/gps mods and you have an awesome little laptop.
It has three usb 2 ports, very strong wifi a/b/g, and an external vga adapter.
You can also do a touchscreen mod if you are really keen.
I wanted a macbook air, but that only has 1 usb port and costs a hell of a lot more.

On the bad side of things the screen does get a little annoying at times.
It is really only perfectly clear at 800x480. There are modified drivers to get it running at 800x600, 900x540, 1000x600 and 1024x768 but the text ends up blurry.
I just quickly switch to 1000x600 if I really need it for an app to work.
If you spend a lot of time reading stuff online you need to stay in the native res.

But it is only a $400 laptop that weighs 900 grams so you have to expect some limitations.

I like it for travel as I piggyback every ones wireless and if I lose it then it doesn't really matter

If you have any queries just let me know.



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Looks like I may go with the Epson P-3000 for 230 dollars after rebates.

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