Monday, June 09, 2008

Deep Blue H1

Dr. Mac Tiu, my literature teacher, unveiled to me his latest purchase: a Deep Blue H1 ultramobile PC. He had been eyeing an EeePC for the longest time but took his time in deciding; and off the cuff, I'd say it was a good thing.

The Deep Blue H1 gets a lot of things right. The external design looks sleek and professional. The screen looks sharper and crisper than the EeePC's. It's slightly larger and heavier than the EeePC, but negligibly so.

Deep Blue H1 ships with the Linpus distribution. It's a funny name for a distro (the "-pus" really gets to me) but I have to say it has a pretty slick desktop; even better than EeePC's modified Xandros.

The real attraction points for many people: 1GB memory, 40GB hard disk, and low, low price of P17,000 (for the Linux version.)

From the looks of it, the Deep Blue H1 is really made for Windows XP. It shows in the Windows XP version (pricier at P22,000).

Specs of the Deep Blue H1:

Processor : VIA Esther 1.0 GHz
Memory : 1GB DDR2
Video : 7.0-inch Wide TFT, WXGA (800x480)
Harddisk : 40GB Mobile
Audio : Built-in speakers
Ports : 2 x USB 2.0
LAN : 10/100Mbps
Wi-Fi : 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
Weight : 1.20 kg.
Features : Card reader
Web camera
Touch pad with left & right buttons
Up to 4½ hours battery life

More on the official site.

Aside: I lost my EeePC! My sister sold her Mac and sequestered my computer in the meantime. Time for a new purchase? Hmmm....