Should I buy an eee PC?
June 27, 2008 1:01 PM Subscribe
How do I get DVD video onto a optical driveless PC?
posted by smithmac_99 to technology (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm thinking about getting one of those mini laptops such as an ASUS eeePC or some such. My main concern is the lack of an optical drive. I think it's a little silly to buy an external optical drive that you have to lug around with you if you want to watch DVD's.
So actually, I have a couple of questions and if you own one of those eees, I'd love your input.
1) Is it possible to compress a DVD movie on my mac, transfer it to a USB flash drive and watch it on an eee?
2) Does the battery life on one of these computers even make it possible to watch a movie while travelling?
3) The new eee 1000H actually can be configured with a 80gig hard drive. Would this be the way to go over one of the smaller ssd drives?
4)I'm a total linux retard. Is it tough to learn? Should I get one with XP? Will my mac play nicely with both or either?
Thanks for your help!