Summary: For an ultra-light netbook, the ASUS 701SD does what I expect it to. The included applications all run smoothly and allow the user to browse the web with ease. Just don't expect to do any serious work on a netbook like this.
Pros: » Low cost, » Easy to use, » Works well for what it is, » Solid state storage
Summary: The bottom line is that the entire series of EEE PC netbooks are pretty cool, fun, and easy to use; and the refurbished EEE PC 4G 701 netbook is no different. If you are looking for a low cost, light weight device to keep you connected when you are away from your main computer, this is a great...
Pros: » Attractively priced, » Fun and easy to use, » Handles all of the basics with ease, » Wired and wireless network connectivity for easy online communication, » Highly accessorizable, » Active user base develops upgrades, modifications, and software changes, » Netbook and accessories could pass as...
Cons: » Packaging was less than impressive, » 90-day warranty, » No expansion slot for an extra SSD (solid state drive)
Conclusion: It's hard not to like the Eee PC 4G. What it does, it does well. It lacks high end features like a touch screen, biometric security and WAN networking like the HTC Shift , but the Shift costs 4x more.
Pros: Light, small (but not too small) and sturdy. Very affordable. Good connectivity with WiFi, Ethernet and a modem. Can run Internet, productivity and even video apps respectably. Familiar OS, can run Windows programs. Flash drive is fast, quiet and durable-- won't crash due to motion or shock. WiFi...
Cons: 4 gig hard drive is too small for Windows XP, Office suite and a small collection of additional programs without nearly running out of space. Low resolution means windows and dialogs sometimes run off screen making the OK and cancel buttons elusive. Trackpad button is super-stiff and hard to use.
micro notebook computer with 7-inch screen, 4GB Flash memory disk space
Consumer Electronics Net
13 March 2008
Excerpt: On one of the legs of a recent trip that criscrossed Australia four times (that`s 12,000 kilometres in total), I was attempting to type a story on my 15-inch Acer Ferrari laptop. I prefer the aisle seats but on this trip however, the person in the middle seat was a tad larger than normal and try as...
Excerpt: ASUS Eee PC 4G XP Review & Video Hands-On It has a few flaws, but ASUS' newest mini-notebook delivers the familiarity of Windows and good performance at a very low price. ASUS Eee PC Product Diary: 5 Days With the Eee PC Can the Eee PC replace your notebook?
Excerpt: But there’s good news and bad news about this new laptop. First, the bad news for you half-empty type of people. At Laptopical, we’re used to talking about supercomputers disguised as laptops-gaming and business computers built for big needs and bigger budgets. The Eee is not one of them.
Excerpt: At two pounds flat, the Asus Eee PC is the smallest ultra-cheap PC on the market, yet it’s arguably the most capable of the bunch. Design-wise, the Eee draws on Asus’s long history of notebook design: It’s altogether a solid and streamlined machine.
Pros: The first netbook you won’t be embarrassed to buy, and for a mere 0. Available in multiple colors. Serious hackers can go nuts and add extra apps and even install Windows or other Linux distributions. 4GB solid-state drive means no crashes when you drop it.
Cons: Two hours and 20 minutes of battery life disappoints considering the slimmed-down specs. Only 1.3GB free storage space available straight out of the box. Stiff (and tiny) mouse buttons.
Conclusion: The 4G is available at online outlets including J&R , Newegg.com , and BestBuy.com . Soon, it'll have company as Asus rolls out Eees at other price points. The 4G Surf ($350) resembles our 4GB flash/512MB memory model but drops the webcam and comes with a smaller battery.
Summary: To PC Advisor , the ultra-small, ultra-lightweight computer remains the Holy Grail. Unfortunately, you generally still pay a premium for miniaturisation. The £220 Asus Eee PC 701 shatters that perception, though.