Summary: How much are you willing to pay for style? The Eee PC S101 ($699) is hands-down the best looking mini-notebook we have seen, and its thin size and small footprint make it a machine that you'll want to show off to the world.
Summary: The S101 is a stunning netbook -- the best we've seen to date. Its battery life isn't quite as good as its some of its bedfellows, and it's a little more expensive, but it's the perfect choice if your mission is to make the Joneses look poor
The Eee PC S101H, the latest ASUS netbook, isn't only about style; it's also got plenty of substance.
Good Gear Guide.au
29 September 2009
Summary: If it's good looks and ease of use you desire, this well featured netbook will be right up your alley. It also has 802.11n Wi-Fi, which is faster than most other netbooks on the market, and you get a 160GB hard drive.
Pros: 802.11n Wi-Fi, comfortable to use, big touchpad
Cons: Poor screen, awkwardly placed SD card slot, the style adds a lot to the price tag
Summary: ASUS' latest Eee PC is a sleek and stylish unit that packs enough punch for basic tasks. The solid-state storage, premium finish and reasonable battery life are all excellent features, but the price is a little steep for a netbook.
Pros: Design, build quality, hybrid storage including SSD, decent battery life
Cons: Price, lack of Gigabit Ethernet port, right shift key too small
Conclusion: ASUS has done a cracking job with the Eee PC S101 and it is undeniably the hottest, sleekest netbook on the market. The machine looks great, its build quality is fantastic, and the keyboard is even large enough to touch-type.
Excerpt: To a casual observer the new S101 wouldn't seem like much of an upgrade. But unlike its predecessor, the 1000H, it has a hard disk instead of an SSD memory and this minor detail makes a major difference to the model.
Excerpt: Asus's EeePC S101 is easily the most attractive netbook here, thanks to its slim profile and chocolate-brown, black and chrome design. There are even Swarovski crystals embedded at each end of the hinge.
Excerpt: After introducing the world to its cheap, dinky-looking, plasticshelled netbooks, Asus is turning its own game upside down with the EeePC S101. The latest variant in the never-ending Eee series comes in a new fashion-conscious design.
Conclusion: When it comes to getting a netbook, there's just no denying the allure of the Eee PC. Afterall, it was the Eee PC that jump-started the netbook phase when the UMPCs of yore failed to take off as expected.
Summary: Asus packs the same basic components found in other Netbooks into a stylish, slim chassis for a modest premium in price, but some unfortunate keyboard-layout compromises make the S101 harder to use than it should be.
Pros: Upscale brushed-metal design outshines other Netbooks, Almost as slim as the MacBook Air
Cons: More expensive than similar Netbook configurations, Hard-to-use, tiny keyboard