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Acer Eee PC Eee PC 4G - Galaxy Black Intel Mobile CPU 7" WVGA 512MB Memory 4GB SSD NetBook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and usability. The size and linux support also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the touchpad and battery, and views about the reliability and software are different.

portability, linux support, size, usability, value for money

keyboard, screen, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Acer Eee PC Eee PC 4G - Galaxy Black Intel Mobile CPU 7" WVGA 512MB Memory 4GB SSD NetBook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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had to RMA still exp. mouse issues

 

I have tried Slackware, Arch, Ubuntu, and Ubuntu Eee (which seems to work the best.

Size is a perfect fit, performs well, even get compiz fusion working in Ubuntu

Had to RMA the unit at least once, experiencing mouse issues and may have to RMA a second time but I haven't narrowed down if it's a driver/kernel or a hardware issue but apparently mouse issues are common, so buyer beware

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Great Secondary Laptop

 

This is an awesome bang for the buck. I would recomend this to anyone. Also the 4gig memory isnt too small at all. I just carry a flash USB that holds all my documents and pop it in when i need to access them.

Well, i just got my EEPC 4g 2 days ago and i couldnt be happier with it. I was worried at first buying such an inexpensive laptop, also by the fact that i had never even seen a linux OS before. Its Fast (full boot in 10-15seconds), its easy to use i...

I wouldnt use this as my only computer. the best use for this computer is for a travel laptop that you can surf the web, write documents, and manage emails, or use it like an Ipod with music and video. If you want to do more then you'll probably want...

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Excellent for beginners, and also for pros

 

I installed WNOP puppy linux on it with beryl/compiz, and, after some mods which others on the puppy linux forum had figured out, it runs like a dream. I bought an extra 10400 mAh oversize battery from hong kong, and that runs the machine for 4½ hours....

I adore this little machine. I have been waiting for years for someone to make a durable miniature laptop like this one. The keyboard is somewhat cramped, but it is definitely of the same quality as any other notebook on the market. The quality of...

The standard Xandros linux is pretty limited. It's designed to make the Eeepc an easy to use internet/word processing appliance for novice computer users. There are great tips and help in the forums at eeeuser.com - among these is an easy upgrade, to...

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Wonderful

 

Whether you're a student and want something light and small to take to class, or work in IT and want a *great* little machine for field work, or anything else, it can't be beat. As long as you buy an SDHC card and use something other than the default...

Absolutely wonderful. I work in IT, and use Linux almost exclusively (save for one Solaris desktop and a few more arcane OSs). This is a great computer - relatively fast for moderate work (terminal, browser, network tools, etc.). Best of all, it's...

Xandros. It's awful. I installed my distro of choice (OpenSuSE, pretty straightforward install following one of the many online tutorials) on an 8GB SDHC card. It now boots from the SD card, no performance decrease at all (since the internal storage is...

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Acer Eee PC Eee PC 4G - Galaxy Black Intel Mobile CPU 7" WVGA 512MB Memory 4GB SSD NetBook

 

I've paired this with a Logitech Nano wireless mouse and it's perfect. I almost never leave the house without it.

Small enough to fit in any of my purses or bags, but does everything I'd want a full-sized laptop to do. Battery life is decent and the power brick is tiny so it's no trouble to carry it with you

The stock operating system looks like it was made for small children

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Watch Out Jackie Chan

 

As an added bonus, this little computer can double as a self-defense device in case of mugging. Although, such use is not recommended by the manufacturer and will probably void your warranty.

As a 'mobile internet device', it's a dream. Connects to any wireless effortlessly, fits in my purse, and takes the subsequent abuse well. It also fits on the corner of my desk when tinkering with my desktop. As a work machine on the go, it preforms...

I find that running more than two applications clutters up the screen so much that it's no longer usable. It's great for traveling or taking to school, but I wouldn't do any real work on it. I haven't had any issues with the battery yet as I'm always...

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The little lappy that could

 

If the 7" screen bugs you, get the 900 when it comes out, I know I will. Otherwise, this is a awesome box. You can also plug it into an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse and you have a mini desktop you can take with you.

I have a pocket in my coat that this thing lives in. I installed eeeXubuntu on it no problem, I regularly use this at work running a couple windows of Firefox and several terminals, it multitasks just fine, I use the wifi all the time, it's basically...

First one was a dud, Asus sent me a complete new one in the box a couple days later. Screen is a bit small on this one, luckily the 900 has fixed that. The wifi doesn't pick up quite as much as my Dell laptop (probably to save battery). Doesn't support...

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Eee PC 4G - GalaxyBK

 

Her Mother will find it useful because of the office suite.

1. Does everything. 2. Uses linux. 3. Really portable. 3. Telephoning with Skype was actually easy and the speakers are good enough for clear communication. 4. Unusually fast for the cpu speed. 5. Lots of OS options as seen on YouTube. 6. It had more...

For who I bought it for I don't see any. She has small hands since she is ten years old:-)

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Excellent UMPC replacement

 

Do not let gaming influence your purchase, even if other users tell you that you can play *your favorite game* on it. I haven't used Linux in forever and it took me forever to get any games working on this machine. If you really want games, get the XP...

Physical features, its small, light, and very durable. The Linux OS preloaded on here boots very quickly. All the software you will probably need(for what the laptop is intended for) comes preinstalled. Video playback is great

Battery life shorter than advertised, in fact quite a noticeable drop, so drop the brightness down 30-40% to get 3 hours in. Installing new apps is challenging, the system is picky about what will work on it. The screen doesn't fill up the whole space

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excellent little Linux laptop

 

This is an excellent little laptop for checking email, writing, traveling, etc. Asus did a great job with ascetics, integration, and even the printed manuals.

Light weight and nice design (looks great in black), runs quiet and cool, internal camera works great for Skype, solid-state disk. Runs Ubuntu Linux just fine, with some minor configuration changes that are well-documented online. Tiny power adapter is...

I wasn't too fond of the default (Xandros) distribution, but at least I didn't have to pay for a worthless Windows license. For most users, the default will work great (especially if they get Skype v3 installed). Battery life is so-so, but definitely...

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