ASUS Eee PC 4G
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It has a few flaws, but ASUS’ newest mini-notebook delivers the familiarity of Windows and good performance at a very low price
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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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ASUS Eee PC 4G
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- 78AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE5 ReviewsLaptop Magazine80ASUS Eee PC 4G XP ReviewIt has a few flaws, but ASUS’ newest mini-notebook delivers the familiarity of Windows and good performance at a very low price.PC Mag80ASUS EeePC 4GDespite its minor annoyances, the ASUS EeePC 4G—a 2-pound ultraportable—is sleek, versatile, and well worth the $400.CNET80ASUS Eee PC 4GFor 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.NotebookReview80Asus Eee PC 4G ReviewThe 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.”Computer Shopper70Asus Eee PC 4G Laptop Review and RatingsIn 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.
- 69AVERAGE USER SCORE11 ReviewsEngadget Reader70June 9, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80January 15, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80May 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 unacceptable. So basically, it works fine for basic use but if you want anything more, look to one of the newer netbooks.Engadget Reader50May 22, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best worst computer I've ever had.Engadget Reader60May 15, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader70January 13, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 came in very handy.The keyboard is tough to type on but again, it gets the job done. Touchpad is tiny as well but again, it works. Boots quite fast with either Ubuntu NBR or XP. I now have XP installed and leave it at work to play some old school Counter-Strike 1.6 LAN games with my colleagues during lunch and it again, it's not the best by any means, but it gets the job done.I'm quite satisfied with it. Of course, if I could trade up to a new netbook with a 12 inch screen and ion graphics, I would in a second, but it has served me well.Engadget Reader60December 25, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 all bags, and even in some large jacket pockets. (It's about an inch too big for my inside jacket pocket!). The unit is very light and is easy to carry around. I'll often toss it into my messenger bag and you can't tell I'm carrying a computer around.The EeePC comes with a variant of Linux installed, which includes all the applications you would need on a Net-book. Web Browser (Firefox), Email clients, chat programs, software to write documents, take pictures, manage music, etc...It's easy enough to install Windows on the EeePC if you have an external CD-Rom drive, or are saavy enough to set up and install Windows off a USB Key.CONS:This EeePC has a 7 inch screen with an 800x480 resolution. It doesn't fit many web pages and applications. You are sometimes required to scroll right/left. The keyboard is somewhat on the smaller side as well and takes a while to get used to typing on. Newer Net-books have improved on the keyboard layouts.The EeePC has a built-in 4GB Solid State drive and a SDHC capable SD card slot on the side giving you a maximum capacity of 36GB. Newer Net-books include actual SSD or SATA hard drives, many coming with 60-120GB+This EeePC has an older processor running at 600Mhz (Overclock-able to 900Mhz). It is capable of Linux and Windows XP, but not Windows 7. Newer net-books running the Intel Atom processors can run much faster and can even support Windows 7.CONCLUSION:Kudos to ASUS on a great job designing the first Net-book. It's a sleek looking device which is definitely more convenient to carry than a full sized notebook. For this you get a 10, but this netbook has outlived it's usefulness as more modern net-books cost the same or less (as low as $250) and have larger screens and are more powerful. For this, you get a 2, so I'll grant the EeePC a 6, just above the middle mark. It's still a great product and it's lead to an entire cheap/portable PC revolution.Engadget Reader70October 4, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 its original OS and comes with open officee, firefox, a few games(PPP), Good software. Enough.It is not much any more and has been outrun by it's afters(ee1000) but for it's time, it was a very good netbook.Made by a very good companyy, ASUS!Engadget Reader90August 13, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 access during class. So I needed something small, cheap and capable. The little computer didn't disappoint. It did everything I needed it to. It's very sturdy and it just works. I've since graduated and I don't use it much now. Even in the two years since I got it, things have changed. The screen size is just too small now. When I got it, most web sites could be viewed with little-to-no scrolling. That is not true now. Web browsing on it can be a little tedious. It's difficult to use many sites because search boxes and other screen elements are off screen and hard to find.The hard drive is another issue. It is too small. If I want to run XP, Office, Itunes, Firefox and still have room for music, I run out of space very quickly. This can be helped with the use of a SD card, but not enough to completely alleviate the problem. Also, this drive is SLOOOOOOOOOW. Installing XP takes hours. Booting is not too bad, but writing to this drive is like carving a stone tablet.Even still, I like this little computer. It never pretends to be anything more than it is. The above drawbacks are nothing that is not to be expected for what's included in the package. I would not buy it today, but when I did buy it, it was a great decision. Best 300 bucks I've ever spent on a computer.Engadget Reader30July 11, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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. Among them:-Battery life is very poor-Screen size is small which, not a deal breaker, the resolution was just as small-Extremely underpowered-Storage space is insufficient to say the least-Keyboard would be great for a small child, not for the 20something in me.There is something to be said for the included Linux distro, though. It fit the computer well but as a representation of the netbook market at large, this is not a worthwhile machine. If you find one for cheap and have a small child you want a laptop for, this eee would fit the bill. If you aren't a small child, move on to another netbook.Engadget Reader100July 3, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 it for online banking. Its not realy easy to install without a CD Rom sleeve but you found other ways on the net. Oh a tip: buy a mini thumb bluetooth receiver and a mini mouse. Works great on those netbooks just like the rest.
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