Just testing a little ASUS that came into my office today. Trying to see if this might be a logical step in my move to the cloud computing. I need to get a better feel for this keyboard and track pad, but all in all, the experience isn't too bad. Much better than the original ASUS Eee PC 701 I purchased in 2007.
Is this a technology one could actually live with - or only use in an emergency or for special circumstances like travel? Am I too spoiled by uisng my larger, more powerful laptop?
On this model it is the lack of screen real estate rather than keyboard size that is giving me adjustment problems. Do cramped screens lead to cramped thoughts?
And where is the caps lock indicator? Ouch!
The Explorer web browser really sucks. But Firefox downloaded and works well. The machine comes with a bunch of Windows garbage that will take some time to get rid of. Trash MicrosoftWorks and load OpenOffice. Download GoogleGears. My original ASUS came with Linux and I think I like that better.
I certainly wouldn't hesitate giving this to kids. And I have to remember that the machine costs $350, not $2500. I need to give this machine a longer run, but so far - thumbs up.