Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Shop Now Shop now

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

82 of 82 people found the following review helpful
on 14 August 2008
I took delivery of this little unit yesterday, and have been impressed by it's performance and new applications.

Asus have added an auto 3G detection utility, which worked perfectly with the T-mobile USB stick I tested it with. They have modified the office suite to Sun's Star office from Open Office, and included a dictionary application amongst other new applications.

The new Intel Atom processor is faster than the previous under-clocked Celerons in the earlier versions, and all the applications are faster. I also like the bigger screen which allows full page web browsing, and the font size is easily modified. The screen appears bright and clear, and is also an improvement over the previous 701.

The new keys at the top of the keyboard offer instant suspend and modifying the level of performance you want, speed for applications or extra battery longevity. You can also launch Skype with a single key press. I managed 5.5 hrs of battery life while using the wi-fi adapter but dimming the screen slightly. The keyboard is also a massive improvement on the 701, and typing a document with it will be a breeze.

This is an ideal machine for someone looking for a very simple interface but a reasonably powerful machine. It offers easy access to the Internet with Firefox, a good wordprocessing facility, good music management, good photo management etc. There is also plenty of storage available with the 40GB solid state disk. I'm glad I purchased the SSD version over the hard disk version, as the hard disk will reduce battery life considerably.

If you are looking for a netbook/mini laptop I would definitely put this on the short list.

Please see my blog for a more detailed review:
[...]
22 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 2 October 2008
Have to say this netbook did everything it was labeled to do. Opened the box, plugged in and all working perfectly in 5 minutes flat... and a fast PC!

Even started to use plugged into an external keyboard, mouse, and screen as a Linux web development machine. Faster and easier than my £3,500 conventional monster PC.
11 commentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 26 January 2009
I've been a linux for a few years now and I've held back on laptops because of battery life and size. This machine is absolute excellent. I put Fedora 10 on it and I run vim, gnome, compiz fusion, firefox and VLC absolutely fine. It's responsive and easy to use.

I spend a while deciding on which laptop to get. I've seen the Aspire one and decided against it because of it's poor 2 hour battery life, the 2 smaller Eee PC's 701 and 901 which I didn't like firstly because the screen was too small but also because they keyboard was too small. This model came with the | (pipe) key in the right place which I'm sure other Linux users will tell you is important! I also saw the NC10 which I wasn't keen on either because of it's HDD. This is a solid piece of kit and I've really enjoyed it. This will certainly last me a few years.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 March 2009
I seem to have quite a few laptops and I only started with one. This is a really neat device and reminds me more of my MacBook than my Wintel machines. The software included is really useful and the icons are so clear - there are some very clever utilities, though Learning Chinese is not one of them !

I am not using this machine for anything more than a travelling WiFi station, but I can see it could do so much more. I wanted SSD for low energy consumption and have a separate HDD for extra capacity. I think this particular Linux 40GB SSD machine is the bee's knees and really a fantastic piece of portable computing - when I think back to the early CompaQ and the Grid...now this ! Wow ! It is really a smooth piece of kit and I would never buy a Windows version - this Linux machine is simply the next best thing to my MacBook
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 February 2009
ASUS Eee PC 1000 BK002 Netbook, Linux Preloaded, 1GB RAM, 40GB SSD (Black)

Very good purchase. I use this all the time. Linux is better than Windows for the low spec of the system. BBC i player is okay - just. However, benefits are that you can use this online in the kitchen or around someone else's house easily. Good to stick in a bike pannier.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2009
Great little laptop for doing light applications (mail, web, text processing, watching video) on the go. The 4.5 hr real world battery life and ample storage space also make it a great mobile media system. The only thing missing is the integrated 3G modem.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 August 2009
I have been looking for this product for some time to use on my boat for email, navigation and occaisional browsing. I needed Windows XP as my Navigation application doesn't run on Linux which is the OS mainly offered on this product. I installed Windows live mail(Works Great) and My Navigation program also works great with GPS input. I am very satisfied with this purchase as it consumes low power and has no moving parts which is great for use on a sailboat.
I'd like to thank the vendor who was very responsive and delivered the product as advertised
.
Aidan

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001C9UTMM/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 30 June 2013
Incremental upgrades In the four years after purchase; 2GB ram , new battery , new white keyboard and rock solid using Ubuntu 10.04.
Remains a reliable and useful travel companion for email, skype video and entertainment.

update: October 2013, new battery soon , otherwise still going strong.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2008
The 40 GB SSD is a bit misleading the 40GB is made up from an 8GB SSD and a 32GB. The two drives have differing read/write speeds. If you are considering loading on Win XP load onto the faster of the two drives, the 8GB SSD.
The standard HDD may be the better option with Win XP preloaded as opposed to the Linux version.
44 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
What a fabulous little machine. It's got it all - it is very fast, got great battery life, runs a proper operating system (not that stupid Windoze rubbish), and fits neatly into my briefcase. Many of my work colleagues have seen this machine, and all that have seen it have gone and bought them for themselves!

The only two minor downsides - it's a bit pricey for a sub-notebook, and I would like a bigger SSD - but it really can't be beaten at the price.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)
  -  
With the Latest Technology Featuring Intel® Core™ Processors