Summary: this little netbook was a fine companion on our recent trip to Europe. The improvements made with windows 7 made it easier to connect to wireless networks through eastern Europe. We are really glad we went for this model with the 6 cell battery, the extra life often came in useful. the built in memory card interface is a good feature if one of your significant applications is digital photos. I wish more current laptops had serial interfaces for my vintage accessories.
Summary: Bought this from best buy for $270 about a year ago, needed a more portable computer for college than my 17" hp pavillion. I just recently upgraded the memory from 1g to 2g ($25) and upgraded from windows 7 starter to home premium (didn't cost anything, I had an upgrade key from my HP laptop). For $300 I have a fast reliable computer, it's ultra portable.
Summary: I purchased this netbook in February 2010 and have used it exhaustively. It is the perfect companion for anyone who likes to use their portable PC anywhere, anytime. It's small and very lightweight. High-gloss top really sets it apart from other netbooks. 10-inch screen is pretty standard for a netbook except that display is super bright and glossy, just like the high-end Gateway monitors.
Summary: So I bought this netbook about a year and a half ago. Actually my wife got it for Valentines day for me 2010 (I know right! How awesome is she!). When I got it it had windows 7 starter on it, which is so crippled it's hard to use for anything but very light web browsing, and general tasks. Fortunately for me I have an MSDN license (I'm a Microsoft software engineer), so I put win7 ultimate on it and it was GREAT!
Summary: I purchased this tiny little computer before heading off to graduate school, the idea being that it would be used to take notes in class. It has been fantastic for that. It's small and lightweight. I've wound up typing all of my papers on it, with only one complaint: the track pad is hardly separated from the space bar, so sometimes (often at first) I hit the track pad instead of space, which, depending on where my mouse is resting, can cause chaos.
Summary: I bought this at BestBuy for $269 on clearance. I have used it as my main machine every day for close to a year- I use Quicken, Outlook 2010 w EXCH, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Skype, Reaper, Wavelab, etc. I recorded a 20 track demo in Reaper at 24/96 with drum plugin, effects, automation- the works- and it handled it without any probs! NOTES: You must disable wi-fi when recording multitrack audio or you will get glitches.
Summary: I bought this device today to travel with. It replaces a dead Samsung Q1 Ultra that I loved (small and relatively powerful), but was hard to use. Netbooks are getting harder to find since the world seems to be swinging to Tablets. I tried one but need the keypad for input and the more complete operating system to handle a particular program that allows viewing and manipulation of digital radiographs, MRI's, and CT's. I actually like this keyboard.
Excerpt: Very nice netbook. It is easy to use. It was easy replacing the stock memory with a 2gb stick which helps greatly with multitasking. Resolution can be annoying at times but that is to be expected with a screen of this size. The keyboard is nice but I wish the keys were backlit for ease of use in...
Summary: I travel to and from Rio de Janeiro monthly, so after having my laptop stolen in Rio, I didn't want to spend a lot of money lest it happen again, hence buying this netbook rather than another laptop. I'm a casual user and use it for surfing the net, occasional Skype use, music storage and playback, picture storage and viewing, occasional spreadsheet and document viewing/work, and occasionally watching DVD's.