You can't have it all. Which sucks. But sometimes you can have a little bit at a time.
Thanks to a random comment on an Engadget article - I am now trading "straight up" my Nokia N-Series Internet Tablet for a Modified Asus 4GB Eee PC 701 Model. The Mods include BlueTooth, 2 GB of RAM, and an overclocked CPU. Also it has Windows XP & MS Office, (although, I'm not sure that I will keep the OS - I know OS X has been ported to the Eee PC). And an external 20GB HD, and a wireless mouse.
What I'm giving up is my N800, the sleeve and case I have for it, a BT fold out keyboard (with its own case), and an adapter that lets it serve as a USB host. Also all the software needed to run it, and to accept a WiiMote as input.
Is it an even trade? I dunno. But we both seem pretty excited about it. And as long as we are both happy - that's what matter, right?
I am really gonna miss my N800. But - let me tell you why I was willing to let it go. I plan on getting a Pandora as soon as it comes out - and the Pandora would have obsoleted my N800.
What's a Pandora? I'm glad you asked. Here's an un-official "press release" from the Pandora forums.
- ARM® Cortex™-A8 600Mhz+ CPU running Linux
- 430-MHz TMS320C64x+™ DSP Core
- PowerVR SGX OpenGL 2.0 ES compliant 3D hardware
- 800x480 4.3" 16.7 million colours touchscreen LCD
- WiFi 802.11b/g & High Speed USB Host
- Dual SDHC card slots & SVideo TV output
- Dual Analog and Digital gaming controls
- 43 button QWERTY and numeric keypad
- Approx. 10+ Hours battery life
So, anyway, with the Pandora coming out in a couple of months - and this Eee PC deal on the table - and the N800 potentially loosing a lot of cash value with the impending release of the N810 WiMax Edition - I jumped at the opportunity.
I know the guy I'm trading with has read my blog (that's how he knew I had a N800 in the first place). So, I hope he doesn't get upset with the trade after reading this. :) Bare in mind, Korey, the Pandora will cost about $330 - so it's not like you could have gotten the Pandora for your Eee PC. Like I said in the beginning. I'm not sure that this is a fair trade.