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GLOSS - NO CONTENT,
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This review is from: ASUS Eee PC 1015CX 10.1 inch netbook - Black (Intel Atom N2600 1.6GHz, 1Gb RAM, 320Gb HDD, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter) (Personal Computers)
Well I have an ASUS 1000HE which I upgraded to 3 GB RAM, 128GB SSD harddrive and Ubuntu Linux OS 12.04. It was the best machine in the household - and after the purchase of this machine (which performs worse) I wonder what was the point?
The 1015CX does not permit ram upgrade (even if you dismantle the whole laptop) because the memory chips are soldered directly onto the motherboard.
The harddrive can be substituted, but with the limited ram and an intel atom running Windows-7 starter I hope you have oceans of patience, because it is sooo energy friendly that nothing happens. When I turned the machine on the first time, windows started updating and was still is winding on the harddrive 2 hours later. What does that mean? Well ASUS EEE is supposed to have 11 hours on battery, but with WIN-7 winding and winding on the mechanical harddrive the battery life drops to 50%.
So why is it spending so much time on the harddrive? Well its because the RAM cannot be upgraded whereby the machine needs to use swap-file all the time. And if you want to upgrade the harddrive to an SSD? Warranty void + extra cost for the MS licence.
WINDOWS 7 = What a miserable OS.
ASUS have never messed up a match between an OS (WIN7), the memory requirements to actually get anything done, the motherboard design and the choice of harddrive sooo badly as in this product.
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY. Buy the ultrabooks instead.