Pros: This makes a wonderful Linux netbook, if you need to safe a few dollars just get this version same as the Linux version and hardware is supported. Just put your favorite distro and it will work well.
Cons: Comes with Windows big negative as you have to pay the Windows tax, but it was cheap. Bios was not the most current version, but updated works fine.
Excerpt: I have this Asus EEE PC laptop with me for just around 6 months, but one thing I can say is that I can be with it forever. With its different features and the advantages it gives me really makes me a satisfied owner of this laptop. I had a different laptop before, but when it broke, I had to buy another one. I chose this new EEE PC 1015PEM because of different reasons. First was its size and weight.
Summary: The laptop works really well and offers everything that it said it would. But, make sure to keep in mind that you sometimes might not be able to open up a power point on a computer that runs on an older software. That is the only downfall I have experienced. Other than that, it is very portable, sleek, and gets the job done.
Summary: This would probably be 2-3 stars if there were anything else comparable, but since there isn't, I'll have to give credit just for making a cheap laptop without Windows available at all. The nice things about it are the decent screen (finally a cheap laptop with better than 1024x600 resolution, so at least all my applications will fit on the screen) and the SD card port which holds the card flush with the case (This being the main thing I hated about the Chromebook).
Summary: The good: -Cheap -Small/Lightweight -Good battery life -CHEAP. The bad: -Poor trackpad (Use a mouse) -Not powerful whatsoever (I've crashed my browser multiple times just trying to load more than one tab at a time) -And my biggest complaint (and why I decided to write a review) is the charger for it.
I should be able to expect a brand new item to work
Barbara Miklos, Amazon
12 December 2013
Summary: It probably is not fair to rate only the items that are flawed, but I buy a lot from Amazon and most things I buy are great. However, I bought two Asus laptops and brought them to Africa. On one of them, the charger stopped working almost immediately. Although I have been told by Asus that it is covered under warranty, I will not be going back to the US until next June. In my life, I have bought many computers, most of them HPs.
Overall great! Unbeatable price for this little one. Just need a little effort on our side & is ready to go :)
9 December 2013
Summary: I've seen complains that Ubuntu is not working for one or another :)... and this put the rating down to 4 stars? Come on! 99% of us put Windows 8 or Windows 7 on them & works wonderful. This is a cheaper version and is suppose to involve a little work on our end to be up and ready... a format & a 20 minutes install. Otherwize, if you are lazy, the complete version with W8 is with $100 more expensive. Personally I love it!