Summary: I first bought an eee pc 701 soon after they went on sale in the UK. It was a dream - worked out of the box, connected to my wireless router without any trouble at all - the computer guided me through a simple wizard and it was up. Sadly the screen died just out of warranty, but I loved it enough to immediately order another. Unfortunately, the 701 is not what it was. I've been struggling away for several days and can't for the life of me get it to connect.
Leave it on the shelf, get a 900 or a proper laptop
17 August 2008
Excerpt: I may just be unlucky and got a friday afternoon unit, but the 4g went wrong on the display with an annoying shuddering, it went back for repair three times only to come back with the fault still present. The customer support were as useful as a chocolate tea pot and refused to help even when the retailer saw the problem for themselves. After getting the Credit card company involved, Asus finally backed down and replaced it with a 900 series.
Summary: After reading magazine reviews decided to buy a 4G Linux Eee pc. I have spent the last five hours trying to connect with my Belkin Wireless Router with WPA Encryption. Eee pc finds my and all the other local networks but when I try to connect PC sits with "PENDING" displayed. I did a search and this appears to be a known problem, tried changing settings as advised by Forums and Asus FAQ withou success.
Summary: In some ways this is a nice little machine, but beware, the software is flaky. If like me, you are thinking of buying it to take it around with you and use it in a hotel or other public place, before you go any further, please Google: "EEEuser no DHCP offers received" and read the whole sheaf of complaints on the EEE official user group web page.
Summary: Questo piccolo computer mi ha un po' delusa. Lo schermo di 7 pollici non consente di compiere determinate azioni con comodità ed è assolutamente sconsigliato per scrivere. Il computer inoltre è molto lento, si blocca continuamente ed ha poca memoria. La batteria nel manuale indica che ha 7 ore di autonomia ma non e affatto vero, tende a scaricarsi molto in fretta e va costantemente tenuto sotto carica.
Excerpt: Le disque dur flash de 4 go ne permet pas l'installation de windows. Malheureusement, il est impossible de changer ce disque dur. La meilleure solution est d'y installer une version de linux compatible et il y en a peu. Ce pc est nul.
Excerpt: A fonctionné à la perfection durant un an (sous linux xubuntu), à la fois réactif, touchpad et clavier agréables, wifi immédiat, son correct pour sa taille, chauffe peu. Un an, pas plus : le disque dur interne a rendu l'âme...