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Netbook by name, but more like a full laptop in use!
on 11 September 2010
I've recently bought one of these through Amazon and is IMPRESSED!
I got it to replace an Eee 901, and it DEFINITELY does that. The D525 processor means that the machine has the power to handle everything you'd normally throw at it, and the graphics chip makes it able to handle most non-fps games (and probably a lot of fps games at low graphics detail).
I've installed StarCraft II on it (which is completely new) and it is perfectly playable. Even EVE Online runs at 4-5 fps.
It runs PhotoShop Elements with no problem. OpenOffice runs fine... NOTHING I've tried throwing at it runs worse than you'd expect, and most runs much, MUCH better!
The only things I didn't like were peripheral. Asus has in their infinite wisdom seen fit to load a lot of crapware on the machine which doesn't do any good, and which is a hassle to remove. They've also decided to mar the good looks of the machine by no less than 5 stickers on the hand rest (some of them which couldn't be removed without solvent).
There is also a tiny bit more flex in the keyboard than there should be, but it is not something you notice while typing.