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# Thursday, 14 February 2008

I've been using Tablet PCs since a few years back, and I've gone through 4 of them already. And there was one similarity between all of them, I have not had a built in optical drive ever since I started using Tablet PCs. So I had to rely on external DVD drives, and there was always one little problem with all the drives I had. They had to be powered by an adapter, so I wasn't exactly fully mobile.

But now.. I found the LG GSA-E50L external DVD Multi Writer.


It's your typical USB 8x MultiFormat DVD Burner, with one notable exception. It DOESN'T come with a power adapter. Finally I found a DVD drive which can be fully powered by a FULL POWER USB port (ie it'll most likely not work if you plugged it into an unpowered hub)!! Finally I can use a DVD drive with all my tablets, the U1010, P1610 and of course.. the eeePC! Also the drive has one more little trick...


The drive is Lightscribe capable, I always wanted to try out one of these drives to see how well it works. Basically with special media (which obivously costs more than normal discs) after you burn your files, you flip the disc over and the the laser is used to burn the image onto the disc. Nifty... and is a nice touch when you need to make the disc special. It's definetly better than scriblling on the disc with a CD marker, and it's more convenient than printing and sticking labels.

This is highly recommended if you have a notebook without a built in optical drive, the convinience of not having to need a power adapter to work is immense! But you have to realise that if the USB ports are not full power ones you'll need to rely on the additional USB power cable provided in the box. MOST ports on notebooks are full power ports, but there are exceptional cases.

eeePC | Gear | P1610 | U1010
Thursday, 14 February 2008 23:51:33 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Friday, 26 October 2007

Well... it's been about 3 weeks with the U1010. Lets me do a quick recap of how it's been working out for me.

I've setup Onenote on the U1010 to sync with my Onenote notebook in my P1610. So now when I go out for meetings which don't involve having to show my code I just bring the U1010 which is easy to create around due to it's size.

If I miscalculated and need to access resources on the P1610, well as long as the net holds up, I just plug in my Dopod C730 make a VPN connection back to the office and then RDP into the machine.

At home due to it's size it's easy to take the U1010 and surf from the couch to catch up on some reading while putting WZ to bed. Like all things that have backlit screens and moving pictures, WZ is very attracted to it.

The U1010 is a great portable media player. As long as the file's locally stored of course. Wireless just isn't fast enough for high bitrate videos. Music is an interesting problem.. I used WMP 10 to sync out all the music I have in my various MP3 players and well... it plays but due to the slow hard disk on the U1010, there's an annoying near the end of each song as WMP10 caches the next song in line for gapless playback. Does anyone know how to turn that off?

I feel that my P1610 is big....

I think I'm gonna go blind soon...

Gear | U1010
Friday, 26 October 2007 09:54:50 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 20 October 2007

Here's a quick video to demonstrate the U1010's imperfect but still great palm rejection passive touch screen.

Gear | U1010 | UMPC
Saturday, 20 October 2007 09:01:29 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Wednesday, 17 October 2007

I got a free official leather case for my U1010 when I bought it.


I think I repeated "You don't have one in black?!?" about 10 times before I finally gave up. No wonder they had to give it away for free!

Gear | U1010
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 15:29:29 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 

While WZ sleeps, and my website compiles I quickly steal some time to record a video about the U1010.

Gear | U1010
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 12:02:49 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
# Saturday, 13 October 2007
I decided to get myself an early birthday present since heck.. I haven't gotten myself anything for the past few years anyway. And it's an interesting thing if you read the tags.

Gear | U1010
Saturday, 13 October 2007 01:27:50 (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Comments [0]  | 
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