Pros the design and weight are excellent, long battery life, and simple to upgrade to 2 gb, has everything I wanted in a netbook
Cons in the 3 days I have used it no problems other than getting used to a slightly smaller keyboard
Summary I have had many laptop computers but have always thought that netbooks were very limited. I have been pleasantly surprised by the functionality of this netbook. The size, design, battery life, and other features of this little machine makes it a slamdunk.
"It's so cute!!"on by madneko
Pros It's very portable and attractive, runs like a charm, keyboard is still fairly spacious, great display, also has a wonderfully large hard drive.
Cons No optical drive, but to be expected in a netbook. Fan is a bit noisy, and battery life is about 4 hrs instead of 6 (3-cell battery version). Speakers are also a little tinny.
Summary I love love love this computer. I haven't upgraded to the max 2GB of RAM, but since it runs so smoothly already, I'm not sure if I really need to. I'm a college student, so I mainly use the thing for surfing the net, writing papers, and watching anime online (nerd that I am). I'm a big fan of the large hard drive as well, and the monstrous iTunes so far hasn't eaten the little thing to pieces, so I can store my big fat music collection on it, and run iTunes in the background of my other programs without any hiccups.
As a music lover, though, the speakers leave something to be desired, but a good set of headphones or some other speakers (I'll connect my iHome to it sometimes for bumpin' parties XD) fixes that ^^
Also, the fan can be really, really loud >< I honestly don't mind, and it's not going ALL THE TIME, so *shrug* I guess that's a small price to pay for such a nice machine.
Pros Great Little Netbook. Great Screen, Long battery life
Cons HORRIBLE ASUS Customer Service. 10% Failure battery failure rate.
Summary I work for a company that sold 56 of these to a local school. Of the 56, 5 had bad batteries (almost a 10% failure rate). I called customer support and was emailed an RMA# plus a X-Ship form that I had to fax in before they would send the replacement batteries. Well I faxed in the form 5 times now and still have heard nothing. It was over a week ago the first time I faxed in the form. When I call the customer service number, they say they are at a differnet location than where the form was faxed to so they don't know if the form has been received. They said that they don't even have a way to call them, the only way they can communicate with them is through their "repair ticketing system". After my 3rd call I told them I needed to speak to a supervisor. They told me a supervisor would call me back in 24-48 hours. What a JOKE! It has now been over 72 hours and there has been no calls. If you try to call other Asus number they simply reroute you back to their Eee division. It's as if your fax goes into a black hole and you never hear anything again.
The Netbook itself is really nice as long as you get a working unit. If you buy this netbook make sure that you can return it to the company you purchased it from and don't have to deal with ASUS if its DOA. The distributor that we bought these from said that all DOA units have to go through ASUS so we are stuck. The distributor probably knows how horrible it is to deal with ASUS Eee PC division that they institured the policy.
Pros See the review above.
Cons Short battery life at BestBuy!
Summary I haven't use this, but everyone should know that the model at BestBuy has a *3-CELL* battery, not the 6-cell battery discussed in this review. Battery life will be MUCH shorter!
Pros nice keyboard. great display. snappy.
Cons Windows XP. Until a better OS comes out, this is the one most people are familiar with.
Summary This is a great little machine. Light and portable. Good for stage managers who need email and google docs on the go. You may want to delete a lot of the microsoft programs right away especially the stuff you'll never use like IE and the free trial of MS office (use firefox as your browser). this machine really shouldn't run big memory hogging programs like outlook (yuck). If you need to type a doc and you have no wifi connection, I've found that word pad works great, you can save it and copy it to a google doc or open office doc later when you have your connection.
This is also a wonderful tool for blogging. Just toss it in your bag and go.
I bought the $299 best buy version so the battery is only 4 hours, but that's fine for plane trips, etc. It's also pretty darn light and thin. I get lots of positive comments on how great it looks and everyone wants to play around with it.