Saturday, December 5, 2009

Coming up...

In the next posts I will:
1. Review Folding@home running on Asus Eee 901 (Atom N270 1.6ghz + 2gb ram) - slow? fast? worth running?
2. Play Snes games on Snex9xw emulator (Please note that you need to own original game to run it on emulator!). Does it lag? Can I run it at external display 1920x1200 resolution?
3. Compare Asus eee 901 to 1005HA. Main difference is bigger screen and keyboard and HDD on the board. Is it faster? Better screen? Keyboard?

NOTE! You can't buy new Asus Eee 901 anymore but you still can get it on Ebay as used or if some company is still getting rid of their stock.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

External battery update

As I wrote earlier Whitenergy's External battery is not that good for Asus eee 901... As it charges it 5% and jumps from battery to external to battery and so on - that may damage your battery or power socket! But lately i discovered that it can actually work well with my Netbook but it needs to be fully charged. When internal battery is fully (or almost, 98%) charged it can easly give enough power to use it on super high perfomance mode with unblocked multiplier and wifi on for 2-3 hours. Also it can be used to switch batteries when your are on move. WARNING! External bettery must be fully charged to give enough power to switch batteries (since the power drain will jump to 30 Watts when you still have internal battery at lower than 80% inside to switch it).

After 2-3h you would need to unplug external battery or when it starts to show you Battery power, external power messages spam. DO IT IMMIDIATELLY SO YOU WON'T DAMAGE YOUR EEE OR INTERNAL BATTERY! DON'T GO AWAY FROM YOUR NETBOOK WHEN YOU HAVE EXTERNAL BATTERY PLUGGED IN!!!

New Battery

Unfortunately old battery had 50% wear and it was lasting 4h at most... That was really a pain (as it is power saving netbook, it should last 7-8h). So i bought myself 8800mAh that costed me ~$100. Now netbook shows even 14-15h! (when it's really IDLE! That means it's taking ~4W of power! - turned off usb, wifi,lan,card reader etc). I bought this one cause I had problem getting whitenergy's (4 world) 11000mAh (as 12000mAh on some webpages) one. I hope to get the 11000mAh one on monday next week.

[In the picture, original battery on the right, 8800mAh replacement on the left]

8800mAh when fully charged has ~8h of use with wifi turned on and unlocked multiplier in power saving mode (? not sure, maybe it was high performance mode). It's not that bad but when adding 2200mAh (the battery im waiting for) it should make it 10h... That's good!

I will do some more tests when i get it =)