Despite practically inventing the Netbook market with the original Eee PC, Asus has faced some serious competition lately from mainstream brands such as Dell, HP, and Lenovo. Aiming to steal back some of the Netbook buzz, the company has a slick, new take on the Eee PC, called the
With a super-slim design and some clever engineering, from a custom-molded battery to a collection of hidden ports, this is arguably the best-looking 10-inch Netbook we've seen -- although at $429, it's far from the cheapest mini-laptop around.
The internal components are typical for the category, and perfectly functional for Netbook chores, as long as one's expectations are kept modest. Other companies are experimenting with adding newer technologies from updated laptops, but for a traditional Netbook experience, Asus is again at the top of the pack.to , to low-cost, low-power