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. If you are simply wanting a low cost device to keep yourself connected when away from your main system, this is a great option.
Many people want to run the other way when they hear about Linux as an operating system.
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 option. lists the refurbished ASUS EEE PC 4G 701 netbook for $244.99, and it must be a popular item since it seems to go in and out of stock quite often.
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 new
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. Though some clearance 15" notebooks can be found for $500, they aren't nearly as portable as the Eee PC, and we applaud ASUS for bringing the UMPC or ultra-portable to the masses. At $399 many folks can afford one, and it makes a useful second machine.
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 range is good for an ultraportable. Mouse, neoprene carry case and restore DVD are in the box: excellent.
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.
Excerpt: The Asus Eee PC 701 is an ultra-portable laptop for a super-affordable price. It measures 225x165x35mm and weighs just 920g. It comes with 512MB of RAM and a 4GB solid state hard drive. The screen measures seven inches and it has a battery life of about 3.5 hours.
micro notebook computer with 7-inch screen, 4GB Flash memory disk space
Consumer Electronics Net
13 March 2008
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Excerpt: June 30, 2011 12:53 pm Comments Off Share this Article Twitter Facebook Delicious Digg Stumble Reddit Author: admin The One Laptop Per Child XO notebook -you know, the one that was supposed to be sold to the world’s poor children for just $100-has some competition. Sort of. It’s not another save-the-world project we’re talking about. In fact, this laptop-the Asus Eee-is more for the richer folks in the West.
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. People who don’t see the display might assume you paid thousands for it. This ain’t no Vista laptop, though: The Eee runs Xandros Linux and is simplified to the point of obviousness.
Pros: The first netbook you won’t be embarrassed to buy, and for a mere $400. 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. The 2G Surf cuts further, with only a 2GB solid-state drive and 256MB of RAM for $300. A flagship Eee 8G with an 8GB drive, 1GB of system memory, and the webcam and larger battery will cost $500.