Summary: You'll love this device for the price but beware the SD card slot. I tried two cards in it and it not only corrupted both cards it caused the netbook to crash. I had to contact Asus to find out how to reset it to its default condition to get it working again. It does but I haven't used the card slot since. That said the netbook is everything you would expect from a mid-range model of that size.
Great for internetting and word/open office but not a Gaming PC
Ade McCade, Amazon
17 January 2014
Summary: I bought this about a year ago and it is a great little netbook. I bought mine from Littlewoods.com as it had the best price at the time I wanted it. It comes with basic software but you can install Apache Open Office free and Microsoft Word Professional if you buy it. It runs on Windows 7 Starter and is fine for general internetting. It has IE10 installed on it but I run google chrome and mozilla firefox in addition to that.
Excerpt: "...I was attracted by this ASUS X101CH-PUR019S Netbook in purple, which I saw at numerous stores, including Argos. However, I eventually chose to buy it from Currys PC World, partly for the relatively low price of £179.99, and partly because I was able to order it online and collect it from the store. *Appearance and feel* I was impressed with the netbook when I first saw it. It has a purple textured surface, the advantage of this being that unlike ...
Excerpt: I'd wanted a netbook for a while, to take out and about instead of my heavy laptop. I also wanted something to take home when I visit my parents: trying to carry a large laptop as well as other bits of luggage on a three-hour train journey isn't fun! I couldn't find much choice available, but I was attracted by this ASUS X101CH-PUR019S Netbook in purple, which I saw at numerous stores, including Argos.
Summary: I give five stars . Delivery was excellent with great packaging. Product is delicious, good size light . strong body and excellent for travel. I knew it would be a little slow but for me OK . I would suggest that makers install 2GB Ram and up price 10 Euros to upgrade speed.I like the silence, and touch of keyboard. Todate I have not used a great deal but is great buy...so far and will certainly recommend Seller. Thanks and look fwd to being in touch again soon.
Summary: Bought for my 11 year old to do his home work. There are more modern alternatives that would have many more distractions but at this price its a cheep way to start. Great for documents searching the web. As others have done I fitted a 2Gb SD card for easy boost and the speed and performance are perfect.
Summary: Apart from the fact that when I ordered it the only colour they had was PINK and not purple, I am more than happy with this purchase. Had they been able to supply the colour I wanted, I would have given this 5 stars, however, I am more concerned with performance and price than with the colour despite the fact that pink would not have been my first choice.
Summary: I think it's important to start this review with a brief explanation of why I wanted this type of product in the first place. I picked this up because I wanted something that would fit between a tablet and a full-blown laptop. Tablets are great for web browsing but I don't think they're really a viable option for running office software-type applications, and while I have a laptop as my main computer I don't want to cart it around everywhere with me, not just because it...