ASUS Mini Laptop Review

Nov - 29 2007 | By

Heya Folks,

http://www.buy.com/prod/Asus-Eee-Pc-Super-Mobile-Internet-Device-Color-Galaxy-Black-7-Wide-Lcd/q/loc/101/206231434.html

They are out of stock but Buy.Com is taking orders!!!

I LOVE my new little EeePC from ASUS …. the only problem so far is the tiny keyboard which takes some getting used to … though I have typed this entire sentence without any problems !

I WILL NOT install Windows XP as the included Xandros version if Linux is working quite well. Not to hard to get used to since it is a nice graphical interface.

The wireless has worked well at KVMR and here at Club Sierra.

There are 3 USB ports and I am using an external mouse as any touchpad is a challenge for me.

The built in 4 gig of storage is really only 1.3 gig once you figure in the Linux operating system but if you're not going to use this to download and store stuff, that shouldn't be a problem plus there is an SD/MMC slot that I have a 4 gig SD card in.

After calling ASUS to find out that the unit can handle up to 1 gig of RAM, and that opening it won't void the warranty, I removed the shipped 512 mb stick and put in a 1 gig stick without any difficulty.

I have tried to install the Opera Web Browser and still am not successful but the included Firefox and Thunderbird work well. I even found a calculator with a little searching 😉

I would STRONGLY recommend this unit to anyone wanting a sub 2 pound "PC" that will be very easy to travel with.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Listed below is a link to Costco's Samsung 7" PC for $999 but it doesn't have a keyboard, it is all screen! Though is does have a 60 gig hard drive.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11230469&cm_mmc=B2CEmail_249US-_-Electronics-_-37-_-SamsungUltraMobile_B2CEmail_249US

Good Luck Folks!

Glenn