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ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2649 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the screen and usability are overall positive. The value for money and performance are also appreciated, but the touchpad and resolution get less positive reviews.

portability, performance, value for money, usability, screen

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Asus Eee PC Family Notebook

 

Family PC According to Asus this small and reasonable notebook is ...

reasonable ; small and handy ; light ; configured Linux ; SSD memory (robust)

weak performance ; dark low resolution display ; noise of the fan (slightly vibrant) ; low memory capacity ; missing drive

Pricerunner n.a

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Review

 

I understand the appeal of tablets. Regardless of OS, they all provide a far more intimate experience when browsing the web and reading emails. I genuinely prefer doing both of those things on a tablet than on a notebook or desktop. Then there are the...

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Asus Eee Pad Slider review

 

Of all the Honeycomb tablet manufacturers, Asus has been one of, if not the most successful. In May and April, the company sold 500,000 Eee Pad Transformers, with another 300,000 in June. So, why Asus and not Lenovo, Toshiba,...

Bright, high-quality IPS display ; Sliding mechanism is rigid ; Innovative form factor with keyboard ; Keyboard is well laid out

Thick and heavy ; Keyboard is overly plasticy ; Very thick screen bezel ; Angle of the screen can’t be adjusted beyond 45 degrees in keyboard mode

When you can get a Transformer with a better keyboard, a screen that can be angled to your liking, and more than two times the battery life for just $71 more, it seems like a no-brainer

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ASUS Eee PC 4G XP

 

It has a few flaws, but ASUS' newest mini-notebook delivers the familiarity of Windows and good performance at a very low price.

Solid performance ; Bright display ; Fast boot times

Limited storage ; Windows sizing problems

The Linux-powered ASUS Eee PC 4G starts faster and offers a friendlier interface, but it’s still a Linux machine, which means you’re limited in terms of which programs you can run. The Eee PC 4G XP offers the familiarity of Windows at an unbeatable...

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Asus Eee PC 4G

 

At two pounds flat, the Asus Eee PC is the smallest ultra-cheap PC on the market, yet it's arguably the most capable of the bunch. Design-wise, the Eee draws on Asus's long history of notebook design: It's altogether a solid and streamlined machine....

The first netbook you won't be embarrassed to buy, and for a mere $400. Available in multiple colors. Serious hackers can go nuts and add extra apps and even install Windows or other Linux distributions. 4GB solid-state drive means no crashes when you...

Two hours and 20 minutes of battery life disappoints considering the slimmed-down specs. Only 1.3GB free storage space available straight out of the box. Stiff (and tiny) mouse buttons.

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ASUS EeePC 4G

 

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

Amazing bargain. Designed like a high-end laptop. Integrated webcam. Three USB ports. Good speakers. Xandros Linux is speedy and solid. Comprehensive selection of software

Only 4GB of storage. Not powerful enough to stream audio and video from an external optical drive. Cramped keyboard

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Asus Eee PC 4G Surf, a review of Asus Eee PC 4G Surf

 

Even without a webcam, the Eee PC is still a small (and amazingly affordable) wonder.

Easy-to-use interface, • Full Web 2.0 experience, • Lightweight design, • Fun educational games, • Works well with external peripherals

No webcam, • Occasionally slow performance, • Small hard drive, CPU: 900-MHz Intel Celeron Processor, RAM: 512MB, Weight: 2 pounds, , , , By Jeff G, , , , , , , , , , Can the Eee PC replace your notebook? Staff Writer Jeffrey Wilson used an Eee PC 4G...

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ASUS Eee PC 4G

 

A 2-pound ultraportable, the ASUS Eee PC 4G is well worth its $400 price, even though it has only 4GB of storage and a Linux operating system.

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ASUS EeeKeyboard Reviewed – Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None

 

Back in April this year, after numerous delays ASUS finally released the Eee Keyboard – 2 years in the making. Bit-tech has reviewed the netbook-in-a-keyboard and deems it a jack of all trades but master of none and that for the price, there are a...

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Ubuntu 9.10: The Karmic Koala Benchmarked And Reviewed

 

Is Ubuntu's latest release, the "Karmic Koala," any good, or just a bunch of hype? We've had a solid month to check it out and are ready to ...

The Desktop Edition of Ubuntu is the main focus of this review. While I do include a section on Ubuntu Netbook Remix, only the Desktop Edition is benchmarked and covered in detail. Variants, like Kubuntu and Ubuntu Studio, aren't covered here either

Product Specifications

Share photos of your travels without waiting till you get home. Shop the world wide web without attaching any lines or wires. Learn through the latest technology without a technical manual. Play, relax, and entertain on the go with shock-proof design. Connect with friends and family with just a few clicks. At 7" and weighing only 0.92kg, you can take the Eee PC anywhere. With a dependable solid-state disk, you get unparalleled shock-protection and reliability. Power-efficient design provides longer operating time when on the go. With a rapid start-up time, the Eee PC is always ready to get into action. No technical manual required with the specially designed, user-friendly and intuitive graphic interface. You're always connected with built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g that automatically detects and connects to the Internet at any hotspot. The Eee PC includes the documents and the e-mails software, and a suite of other productivity software to help keep you on track. Enjoy music and videos with extensive support for a wide range of digital multimedia.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):2.8hour(s)/3.5hour(s)

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.5in
Height:1.4in
Weight:2lbs
Width:8.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (metric):17.8cm
Max Resolution:800 x 480
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:2G Surf/4G/4G Surf/8G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard/Keyboard / Mouse/Keyboard / Touchpad

Miscellaneous

Color:Galaxy black/Lush green/Pure white/Sky blue

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Linux/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:571MHz/630MHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:353
Type:Celeron M

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:2GB/4GB/8GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900