Good build Quality Small Keyboard, Small Screen, Good for some not for all.
12 September 2013
Summary: Pros : Low purchase price, low power consumption, light weight, small size, inexpensive replacement parts. Cons : Slow Processer, Small Screen, Normal Sized hands don't fit on the keyboard, Linux doesn't have as many options as other Systems. Overall I got this for my niece in the Philippines for her Collage and I didn't have much money to spend. It will use low power and her hands are small so the keyboard will not be a problem.
Summary: I have had my netbook for around a year, running often at over 100 hours at a time. In all of this time with constant use, I have come across very minor problems. Around four months in, the A/C adapter that came with it had burned out, but I replaced it for relatively cheap with an off-brand adapter. Aside from that, my netbook has occasionally stopped responding to its volume commands, but I found that restarting fixes it.
Summary: This netbook is my new travel machine, as I bought it to take the extra weight and bulk of my Macbook out of my carry on. As a Mac user, I opted for a netbook that doesn't have a hard drive in it because I do not need to be saving documents, etc. on multiple machines and I can easily plug in my external to one of the three USB ports.
Summary: I was looking for an affordable netbook with enough storage space for music and movies. At first I was going to buy from the Dell web site, but I saw that most of the Dell netbooks have very little storage, so I decided to surf various models in Amazon.com and I found this for a smaller price than a Dell Inspiron Mini yet with more hard disk space.
Summary: As a woman with not-so-tiny hands I'm having a little bit of trouble adapting to the cramped keyboard; otherwise I can find no flaws with this adorable little netbook. I think I'll be able to overcome the keyboard.
The screen is matte instead of the glossy finish of the Acer Aspire One. The Acer w/same screen size has a slightly bigger keyboard, but not 100% full sized.
The battery life of the ASUS is blowing my old full sized laptop out of the water.
Summary: I haven't received mine yet. It comes to me next week as I expect and that is fine for me. My delivery time is greater because of where I live.
One reviewer mentioned that if you need IE to see some websites you are out of luck. Well, not really because you can get Crossover Office from Code Weavers and it will allow you to run Office and IE on Linux w/o a Windows license. I have it and it works great on my desktop systems.
Summary: I am VERY keen that Asus succeed with what they have started here. It's not fully cooked enough for me asa business choice vs. my own choice of a full fat PC and a TYTNII mobile. I think the 900 is a sign that ASUS, coming in from the cheap assistant end is going to hit the bottom edge of the PC market descending in the other direction. (Well I say the bottom edge but ultraportables are actually the most expensive edge).
Pros: Good attack on the status quo
Cons: Saw one at the Ideal Home. Looked more like a big DS than a business tool
Summary: I didn't want to spend two grand on a lap top that I use a few times a month for business travel and this product delivers what I need for a fraction of the cost. It's a great size -- fits in my purse. I had it up and running in no time and believe me, I'm no techno-whiz. Within 30 minutes of setting it up I made a Skype call. I took it with me to Europe last week and called home (US) on Skype, talked for about half an hour and it cost all of 30 cents.