Asus Eee Note, a peek within....

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  1. whazzup

    whazzup Scribbler - Standard Member

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    @lintop8,

    not that it's of much help, but i have the same issue with updating from my workplace computer as well. But i could do it from my home comp, so I havent really done anything about it.
     
  2. whazzup

    whazzup Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Low Light Viewing Angle Issue
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    Eee Note vs Sony Reader: Low Light Viewing Angle Faceoff
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    Potential buyers of Eee Note!

    If you need to use&#65279; it frequently under low light conditions, for example, taking notes in a dimly lit lecture hall with your Eee Note flat on the table, you might want to re-consider...

    I've finally found a way to properly show the problem I have with the Eee Note when using it indoors. I've uploaded a video demonstrating Eee Note's problem with light sources, you might wanna check it out before deciding.
     
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  3. lintop8

    lintop8 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Ok, after another long night, here is the result. The update does not work on my internet solution. (either an Apple gigabit extreme router or Bigpond cable in Aus is the culprit). I borrowed a BigPond Wireless broadband card and the update worked successfully first time....

    I also tried your updateClient, however it fails aprox 1/2 way though, I will give it another go shortly and let you know the exact spot for future refence.

    Thankyou for your help, hopefully I can contribute more useful information over the coming months.

    Pete
     
  4. paretech

    paretech Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Has anyone been having problems with the battery or the power management in general? I have a feeling it is a software issue and not that of a hardware. My EeeNote lasted one full charge, when I recharged and brought up the battery icon is empty. When I click on it it just says "??%."

    I will try to upgrade the firmware when I have time but I don't know when that will.

    I will admit I bought this product in haste. I'm a big fan of products with this capability and have some knowledge that could probably be used in hacking this thing but that's not why I bought it. I don't really have time for another project.

    After I get this battery issue smooth out I would like to sell my EeeNote. I am in the USA (Texas) so I imagine someone around here would be interested, I just don't have the time at the moment.

    Cheers,
    -mpare
     
  5. vinillum

    vinillum Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I don't know if anyone of you noticed this, but my Asus Eee Note acts strangely when used as a reader.

    I have several technical books in PDF format and several in EPUB. Reading EPUB is truly a pleasure, whereas PDF was just horrible when I received Eee Note. The problem was that the text was blurry (I think that's appropriate term). But somehow after awhile it fixed itself and text was nicely readable in PDFs.

    Before (blurry):
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    After (nicely laid out):
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    After some testing that's what I found:

    * Whenever you reboot Eee Note, text resets to this horrible blur.
    * But if you open some EPUB before opening PDF, text gets nicely laid out

    And this cycle continues... anyone noticed that as well?
     
  6. steelshark

    steelshark Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I found the the PDF files looked very bad. However, when I demonstrate the Eee NOTE to my colleague. I sometimes found the characters looked very good in opened PDF files and I have to eat my bad words.
    After reading your post, I tried to open ePUB first, and opened a PDF file later.
    I have the same result. The characters in PDF looked very clear!
    Thanks
     
  7. jjsimpso

    jjsimpso Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks for mentioning this! Now that I know the workaround, pdfs look much better.
     
  8. pbarrette

    pbarrette Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Hi All,

    ASUS has officially announced that the EeeNote will be coming to the US at a price below $200:
    ASUS Campus Life

    pb
     
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    Hi again,

    I've discovered how to read the key-pad from the command line. This means we can build a basic menu system for the hack installer.

    I've also discovered that additional StarDict dictionaries can be installed in the EeeNote.

    I have a beta installer that will do the following:
    1] Convert the language to English.
    2] Prompt for installation of the telnet server.
    3] Prompt for installation of the PhoneBook application.
    4] Prompt for installation of additional dictionaries.

    I can also start the pen calibration in landscape mode, but the calibration app is rotated exactly opposite of the web browser. This makes the calibration somewhat tricky.

    Once I clean up the output a bit, I'll post the new, menu driven installer script.

    pb
     
  10. whazzup

    whazzup Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Price below $200 sounds good....now all Asus has to do is to make its pdf reading much better, or get ready to handle the complaints when the users start comparing it to the kindle....
     
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