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. However, the chunkier but cheaper Eee PC 1000H ($479) features a longer-lasting six-cell battery and a much larger 160GB hard drive.
Pros: Head-turning fashionable design, Multi-touch trackpad, Spacious keyboard, Included 30GB of online storage,
Cons: Relatively expensive, No extended battery option, Awkwardly placed right Shift key,
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
Summary: And so the circle is complete. With the new S101 version of Asus' hugely popular Eee PC , what began a mere 12 months ago as an experiment in low cost, no frills computing has become what it set out to combat. It's been reinvented as a style conscious fashion accessory with a price tag to match. First impressions suggest this may not be a bad thing – the S101 is absolutely gorgeous.
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
Conclusion: Wäre da nicht der grobe Schnitzer mit dem dunklen Display, könnten wir dem Eee PC S101 den hohen Preis eher nachsehen. Zudem würde es weiter oben in unserer Bestenliste stehen. Das edle und schlanke Design, die gute Verarbeitungsqualität und die hohe Office-Leistung dank schneller SSD sprechen aber für den S101.
Pros: Sehr dünnes Gehäuse, Schnelle 16-GByte-SSD, Bluetooth, Gute Verarbeitung