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In the end, like most ultraportables, the Eee PC isn't for everyone. Its tiny keyboard, limited performance, and stunted storage are serious compromises that will eliminate it from consideration by some. But when portability is king, and computing needs are few, this notebook is an attractive option. We highly recommend it for entry-level users with small budgets, as well as for frequent travelers looking for a super-cheap secondary system they can take on the road. quote


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Critic reviews

7.9
5 reviews
  • Speed and features
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Battery life
    7.7
  • Display
    7.5
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Expandability
    8.0
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0

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User reviews

6.9
12 reviews
8.0
CNET Oct 28, 2007

For less than $400, the Asus Eee PC 4G offers an impressive package for portable Web surfing and basic productivity, as long as you keep expectations tempered. The incredibly approachable price outweighs any shortcomings; it's a near perfect choice for a highly portable second or backup laptop.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 1, 2007

Despite its minor annoyances, the ASUS EeePC 4G—a 2-pound ultraportable—is sleek, versatile, and well worth the $400.

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8.0
NotebookReview Oct 29, 2007

The Eee PC might have a weird name, but it’s one of the few products that lives up to the marketing hype. This notebook truly is “easy to learn, easy to work, and easy to play.”

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7.0
Computer Shopper Jan 4, 2008

In the end, like most ultraportables, the Eee PC isn't for everyone. Its tiny keyboard, limited performance, and stunted storage are serious compromises that will eliminate it from consideration by some.

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9.0
redgin redgin

I love this little guy. I bought this computer right after they came out. I bought it for taking to school with me and using during class to take notes. I hadn't been in college for 13 years and I noticed that all the other students had laptops and the teacher expected us to have internet...

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7.0
infinityPlusOne infinityPlusOne

I bought my 701 off eBay shortly after these became popular. For a long time, it ran Ubuntu Netbook Remix and I put it to work mainly as a small PC to use in the living room, or while travelling. It has traveled with me to several locations and while backpacking across Japan the built-in wifi...

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6.0
Jaypoc Jaypoc

The ASUS EeePC 4G (701) is the first model of what has become a very successful line of inexpensive, underpowered but highly portable computers. While Net-books definitely have their place, this unit falls short simply because it was the first. PROS: The EeePC is small. It can fit inside almost...

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8.0
standardtoaster standardtoaster

Although this product exceeds in basic tasks such as word processing, web browsing (except for flash) and file viewing, it has next to no customization. Even when I tried installing a few Java Applets they was buggy and slow. Of course, this is just the operating system (Linux) but still, it's...

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7.0
grizato grizato

A cool and well made netbook made by a now very successful company! It comes with the xandros OS which now will not work with u tube because it doesn't take adobe 10. Just get puppy or an ubuntu distro if you want to get it now! Its good for it's time. And it works at a good speed with...

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10
YLA YLA

Buyed one for valentine's day for my wife, and she still loves it after 1 years of every day use. Just because of the size, the speed, etc. Even our babysit use our EEE PC every time for surfing, just because its small its very usable when watching TV. We installed XP because we need...

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3.0
Abehrens Abehrens

I picked this up with extreme excitement when it was first announced and was wishing it would be the slim, sleek, lightweight portable that was the future. I wanted to use it to do some writing, light web browsing, etc, but the problems with it just mirror the problems in the netbook market....

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6.0
illness illness

This was probably a mistake. I bought it when it first came out. It was so novel. In retrospect, I should have waited for the inevitable netbook explosion and not pulled the trigger on the first one to come along. Small in every way.

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