Summary: All I needed was a laptop to carry around to class and take notes with. This does just that! It lagged a lot in the beginning and I really hated it, but after updating it to Windows 8.1 it seems to work a bit better, it's still a little slow upon start up but for only $200 I wasn't really expecting much. The batter lasts a really long time which is great! I can charge it up over night and it'll last pretty much all day long during school.
Summary: It comes with Windows 8.0 and I generally like it a lot. However, it is so TOUCHY. If you don't do everything just right, it whisks you off to another site, which diminishes some of the enjoyment of being online. The 8.0 is not big deal.....easy to get accustomed to; it does not come with any form of word processing software. No Microsoft office, etc........they told me I could use Wordpad, but my grandson installed something better.
Summary: Would of been nice to have a little more ram, but 2gb works if you have swap space installed. Like mentioned above just add SSD and you will have a good Netbook that will last years.
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.
Pros: I purchased a new one in December Works perfect, especially after upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1. Definitely worth the price. Super-light. Start's up pretty fast for a 5400 rpm hard drive. Definitely worth the price for non-heavy gaming. Better for office work, web browsing, etc.
Cons: Pet Peeve. After being used to having a ssd on my desktop, the 5400 rpm hard drives seem's slow as molasses. No upgradable part's.
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: It's made by ASUS home of the ROG and definitely worth the price.
Pros: Definitely worth the price. Everything on work's well. I immediately upgrade mine to Windows 8.1, as soon as I got it. Thoroughly impressed with Newegg. I ordered it last Wednesday and received it Friday.Not a Atom cpu, fast for the money spent. Definitely worth the price.
Summary: The 1015E with Ubuntu is the perfect combination of mobility and performance. Its 1366x768 display is on par with larger and more expensive laptops, and the 320GB hard drive is more than sufficient for everyday computing tasks. One thing to keep in mind is that the drive is non-upgradeable, at least without a lot of hassle. The included Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating system performs reliably and makes efficient use of screen real estate.
More versatile than a tablet and smaller than a regular laptop.
Joe O. Marcom "fan of the Undead", Amazon
3 December 2013
Summary: Almost identical in size to the Eee netbook, and lacking a DVD drive, calling this a "laptop" is a slight exaggeration. However, screen size is usable, keyboard feels "right" and the mousepad is - - a mousepad. An external drive or flash drive will work in lieu of the DVD, if one is needed. Set-up was a snap, and the wireless LAN connects instantly to whatever access point you choose.
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.
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.