Today I will tell you about the best piece of tech kit that I own – my little Eeepc 701 8G. That’s right not my iphone, or the system I built for the office but a netbook that weighs only 920g.
The design behind the Eeepc was fantastic – give the customer a mini laptop that can fit in a bag which is good for surfing the internet. The Eeepc was never designed to be a replacement for your traditional laptop or desktop but to supplement it.
Consider this question for a moment, what do you use your computer for most of the time? Unless you are a big time gamer then I would guess browsing the internet and this is where the Eeepc excels. The battery will last between 3.5 – 4 hours so your electric bill will not go through the roof, while the Intel Mobile Celeron-M ULV 900MHz CPU will handle anything you can throw at it. The 8G SSD can take Windows 7 comfortably (Windows XP takes up even less) and you can add additional storage via the SD slot. For example mine is running quite happily on Linux Mint 11 with an additional 32Gb available via the added SD card.
The Eeepc also ships with 512Mb of Ram which can be upgraded to a maximum of 2Gb. Having run mine with 2Gb of RAM for the last 18 months I can say that it flys!!
Of course not everything is rosy. The keyboard is compact for all day typing, there is not a lot of storage as standard and there is no optical drive. But these are minor issues when you consider what this little machine can do (configuring routers for example). Take a look at the following review here for a complete analysis and then do yourself a favour and go out and buy one!!
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