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Old February 29, 2008, 19:26   #1
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Wink Asus Eee - teh Angband machine

I recently purchased one of these toy-subnotebooks. I believe Angband was considered when this machine was designed, because 80x25 in default font just fits on the display. Coincidence? I think not!



Of course no dedicated numeric keypad, so I guess I need to start learning rogue keyset...
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Old February 29, 2008, 19:40   #2
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Of course no dedicated numeric keypad, so I guess I need to start learning rogue keyset...
Mh, my first months of Angband were played on a notebook, too, and so instead of using the NumPad (now that I play on a desktop pc) I still use the Cursors and the Numbers 1,3,7,9 above the letters to move. Not to intuitive, but I feel more comfortable with it than playing with numpad.

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SONY has nothing to fear, despite their worry about downward price pressure. Nobody will buy that thing if they have even the slightest choice. (They'll buy a used laptop like I did.)

What a blast from the past--that thing looks like a TRS80, or maybe an Amiga.
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I don't think SONY has to fear either, this surely is not going to replace the ultra-performing ultra-stylish ultra-expensive VAIO line.

But for someone, who basically needs a lightweight, very portable terminal with something that resembled a real keyboard, and does not need Windows or shitload of horse power, it is a very nice new option.
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Been reading some reviews on that one and was considering a purchase myself.

Please share what you do like and don't like about the unit so far.
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What I dislike is: noisy fan which kicks in after a longer period of continuous usage; page up and page down keys done over Fn shift, so you can't use them when browsing web single-handedly; well that's about it so far. Otherwise I like it so far. One especially cool feature for me is a very nice Skype integration, as I never managed to get it moving properly on a big PC with all those microphones and headsets and stuff...
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Of course no dedicated numeric keypad, so I guess I need to start learning rogue keyset...
I found it easier to get used to using Fn + J, etc than a whole new keyset. Only problem is that Fn + I isn't always like keypad 5. Or you could play a variant with full mouse control
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Fn + I is what I'm doing at the moment. Not very comfy.

And mouse it has neither. Touchpad is murder.
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Learning the roguelike keyset only takes a couple hours' play. I find it more natural now, because you rarely need to move your right hand from the home keys.
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Of course no dedicated numeric keypad, so I guess I need to start learning rogue keyset...
I guess it does have a usb so you could always go and plug in a USB number pad only keyboard... sorta breaks portability though!
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