Just ordered the Asus Eee 901

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by tankhead, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. tankhead

    tankhead Path less traveled

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    I have a Zumo 450. What would you recommend installing on my XP 901. I hear guys putting Garmin CN NT I have also read a lot about guys putting on Google Earth and then installing the Delorme TOPO 8 also. If you have been through it before, what do you find to be the most useful, easy to use, track, apply routes, etc. What would you not waste time with. Let it fly.
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    tanks
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    Well my buddy pulled some stuff I will not need off of the unit. MS Works. Kept Sar Officeon. He then went ahead and installed a ton of security on it. The next step is to do away with the partition of the c drive and the d drive and combine the storage just to c drive. We shall see. I am really diggin' this little device.
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    cruceno Habitual Line Crosser

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    Lemme (or us...if anybody else is out there) know how that works for you on the road. Does it seem sturdy enough to be put in a pannier, in a reasonably padded case, without vibrating the thing to pieces? Or would it be something I'd have to baby?? How's the battery life vs. the stated 7hrs?

    Seems like a neat little piece of kit, and I'm interested in getting one. But like anything, I like to play with it before buying!

    Thanks
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  5. cbmwgs

    cbmwgs Retired Adventurer

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    I have a 900A with aftermarket memory chip (fast) I have garmin mapsource with maping programs:metroguide (old software, but showes dirt roads at 3 miles. city nav v8 which shows dirt at 1/2 mile. World map for Mexico and other countries.

    I have hauled this unit on trips to Mexico and Ark, MO, MS, and other states in US. I have had no problems with my 900a, except the keys are very close together.
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    I would imagine that because of the ssd it is going to be quite reliable for a long time. I am having a problem with flash player at the moment. Also skype will not load. My buddy should be fixing all this before Sat when I leave for Iceland for a week. I am finding this thing to be quite functional.
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  7. rpminmn

    rpminmn n00b

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    I don't have a 901 but I do have an Asus Eee 1000HA and a Dell Mini-9. The little netbooks are very nice. I just brought the mini-9 (2GB ram and 32GB SSD) on a 3500 mile trip from MN to TN and back. Other than the lid and keyboard, it has no moving parts (fanless & ssd) and together with it's small footprint I found it convenient to use and easy to pack. Battery life is about 3 hours.

    I have osx installed on the mini-9 and have the Garmin RoadTrip software and maps installed on a sdhc card. It's not quick, but fast enough to be useful.

    -bob
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  8. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    I have an Acer Aspire One SSD netbook, bought for longer trips to make the GPS more useable. Also for caching some Google Earth info.
    I just found a universal charger made by Kensington. Model K33403. Works with either 100-240V AC 50/60Hz or 11-16V DC. Can also draw power from some airplane sockets (15V DC, Airline EMPOWER compatible). Choice of either 14 - 17 or 17 - 21 volts out; up to 5A; max 90 watts. Also outputs voltage via USB; 5V DC, 1A max. The tip selector chart doesn't list ASUS. A call to 1-866-908-4357 could sort that out.
    I rigged it up to my bike's battery temporarily with an ammeter inline. 2.3 A running the netbook while also charging netbook battery, and 1.5 A running netbook with the battery detached.
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