Summary: I bought my Asus eee soon after it was released in May 2008 with Linux version. At first the desktop menu was so simple seemed unable to be useful for complicated software, but we managed to install Linux Debian xfce4 desktop with the graphics manager x11 specifically x.org, since everything works beautifully just like every other PCs.
Excerpt: I have had a couple of "blue screen of death" moments, but they were easily remedied and overall this computer has performed very well. The battery life claimed actually meets the battery life in reality. I like the sleek design and the weight makes it easy to cart around. Good product.
Excerpt: I bought my laptop to throw in my purse and go to school with. It's fairly durable...I haven't had any problems with it even thought I am fairly rough with it. The only downside is the size of the screen.
Excerpt: I bought this netbook to use in college and it was definitely worth it. I found it particularly helpful during my student teaching. I could put my lesson plans on it and throw it in my bag. If you just want to do word processing and internet, this is the little netbook for you. It does not come with a CD drive, but you can easily purchase an external drive if you really need one. I am glad I own the Asus Eee pc and would purchase one again.
Excerpt: The Asus Eee PC is a great netbook! They keyboard is similar to a standard laptop keyboard, so it's easier to type on than some other small netbooks. LIke other netbooks, there's no CD drive, but of course there are several USB ports. It's great to take on the road. I don't even need a seperate bag--I just stick it in my purse and head out. The battery life is also MUCH better than my standard laptop.
Excerpt: The ASUS eee 1000he in black is amazing! So sleek, sweet, and near-perfect out of the box. I've been struggling along on an ancient PC for quite awhile and the eee is such a relief after that. The price was great, under $390, when I'd been thinking that I could't afford a new PC. I never though I'd consider a portable due to weak specs and short battery life but the eee exceeded my expectations with its power and 6+ hours of battery life.
Excerpt: i got this asus netbook with the intent of using it during travel and also to have by my bedside. mostly, i'd use it to check internet and copy files from my camera, etc when needed. for the most part it has performed as well as expected. however i've had to return it once due to hard drive failure. lucky for me it was still under warranty so i got a new/fixed one. i haven't had any problems since.
Excerpt: I have had this netbook for over 2 years and have not experienced any problems with it. The netbook came with Windows XP home and I have had no problems or issues with the operating system. The netbook also came with Eee storage which I signed up for, but do not use. The netbook also came with StarOffice 8 which I glanced at, but was not interested in using. I use this netbook mostly for internet surfing and skype calling. Pros: The battery life is exceptional.