Summary: So far, I like this little notebook pretty well. Ubuntu is a bit different than Windows, but it does all of the things I need this unit for. I bought this notebook to replace and aging Acer netbook that really has served me well, however it's been running slower and slower, and with an upcoming motorcycle adventure trip in the works, I decided it would probably be better to have a little more of a serious amount of computing power available.
Summary: Great thing is that it comes with Linux operating system (Ubuntu 12.04) where you do not need to worry about viruses and enjoy a stability of the system. The laptop is light and handy. It might become a bit slow if a lot of disk operations happen, but accounting its price I'd not complain. If you are new to Ubuntu, then I'd not recommend to upgrade it newer version of Ubuntu yet.
Summary: I have the Ubuntu version of this. I find it very intuitive, and much less trouble than Windows ever was. It's cute, and inexpensive, and does what I need it to do- burn CDs (with an external drive), let me type up fiction stories and journal, and make up for the things my Kindle Fire cannot do. The added bonus is the size. It happens to be adorable, and I like adorable things.
Great little laptop - open your mind and give Linux a try!
13 November 2013
Summary: For $229 this little laptop is great. As long as you know what you are buying and do not expect MacBook Air build quality and you at least have an idea of what Linux is and aren't hopelessly computer illiterate, you will probably like it as much as I do. It's the last of a dying breed, a teeny, tiny 10" netbook, which is great for those of us who love this form factor. It has a 1366x768 screen, which is as high res as the $5-600 "budget" laptops with 14-15" screens.
Summary: I really enjoy this netbook. I love that it has Ubuntu. I've wanted to get off of Windows for years, but never liked OSX. The only thing that is annoying is the touchpad is way too sensitive (and yes have gone into the system settings to attempt to reduce the sensitivity).
Summary: So I bought this little notebook for a few reasons, I needed something that would allow me to do school work without keeping me tied to my desktop. Due to a disability I can't spend long amounts of time sitting in a chair at the computer desk. This seemed perfect for my needs, the fact that it came with Ubuntu was a plus as I prefer working in a Linux environment. Upon receiving the laptop I plugged it in and powered it on.
Summary: I'm taking a Coursera class with a friend and wanted something cheap to program Octave while I'm over his house. It's cheap and portable. Plus I wanted to try Linux again. It gets the job done for Google Apps, Dropbox, Octave, Git, etc. The good: -Cheap. -Pretty good battery life. -Wakes up from sleep quickly. -Pretty light. -Ubuntu is nice once you start to get used to it. The bad: -Like many reviews mention, the touchpad is flaky. I'm used to it now.
Great little workhorse netbook that travels well and handles almost anything you throw at it!
Brian Hartman, Amazon
4 November 2013
Summary: First, let me clarify: This review is for the Ubuntu version of this netbook. I got this as a birthday gift a couple of days ago. After putting it through its paces, I have to say, I'm *very* impressed. It's small and light, and travels easily. The keys are well-spaced, and with a few exceptions, the keys are well-laid out.