|Screen Size||7 inches|
|RAM||512 MB ddr2|
|Hard Drive||4 GB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G|
Asus Eee PC 4G Surf (7" Screen, 800 MHz Intel Celeron Processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB Hard Drive, Linux Preloaded) Galaxy Black
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I do have a few complaints though and they are minor. One, it seems to be a little picky about how it connects to the wireless network. I had to shut it down and restart it several times before it would connect. After it connected once though, it had no problems. Two, the windows (tabs) at times are not visible completely - I maximized a window a couple of times and could not scroll to all of the edges and actually had to close out the window (tab). Setting up my mail was a chore because all of the options at the bottom were not visible, so I just had to hit enter on the keyboard and hope the right button was highlighted.
All-in-all this is a great product. Aside from the screen size, it is every bit as functional as my work laptop. Open Office works great with only minor formatting issues. The keyboard is an acceptable size. I have the 4G Surf model, which at the time I ordered it Asus only listed one model on their website and that was the 4G model. I thought I was getting the webcam and the higher capacity battery. The 4G Surf model does not have those items, but I can purchase them separately. I successfully downloaded the beta version of Skype for Linux, which includes video conferencing capabilities. I have not tried it yet, but it looks like it should work.Read more ›
I bought the black 4 G Surf, which means it has a 4 Gig SSD (drive) and does not come with an onboard web cam. I like this machine. It boots up fast and quietly; when I turn it on its ready for me in 20 seconds. No Windows machine I am aware of can deliver that kind of performance on the hardware the Eee PC runs on.
It comes pre-installed with all the software you need to be productive, which is good since this machine does not have an optical disc drive. To install additional software, you do not have to buy a disc drive; instead, you can connect the Eee PC to a network or the internet using the built-in wifi 802.11 b/g connection and download additional software; downloading is also a good way to access updates for the pre-installed software. A BIOS update from AsusTek is already waiting for users of the 4G model.
Since this machine is genuinely ultra-portable, I carry it with me nearly everywhere I take my knapsack. At 2 lbs, it is hardly noticeable. Unlike most notebooks, the Eee PC's power cord is light weight and the SD card I use for extra disc storage weighs less than a penny.
In the office, I use a Windows XP desktop, at home I have a Macbook Pro, and for travel integrating the Linux-based Asus has been seamless and easy even though the Eee PC is the third operating system I am using.Read more ›
So far, I'm pleased. The Eee boots fast, it's quiet, the screen is more than adequate, and it's very light and compact. True, the keyboard isn't great, but I found it reasonably easy to adjust to. Installing other apps isn't easy, and the 800MHz processor doesn't support graphic editing, but that's not what this machine is intended for; if you want to run the Gimp, get a faster machine. The same goes for running Windows. I thought about installing XP, but that's really stretching the capabilities of this machine, and trying to make it into something it's not.
The Eee is at its best providing a light, inexpensive and very portable platform for basic web activities and simple office tasks. The screen is bigger than any of the pocket-sized computers, the keyboard is better than anything you'll find on a web-enabled phone or Nokia WiFi terminal, and it's a fraction of the price of the more powerful hand helds. As a student computer it's the perfect combination of portability, function, and low cost. If you keep its limitations in mind, and use it for what it's intended for, I think you'll be very happy with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked for awhile but couldn't handle much thrown at it. It's fun to play pong on I guess.Published 11 months ago by E. Lew
This was a great purchase in its day. It was small,light and a great deal easier to carry about thanatos Lap Top it was also "solid State" and virtually Impossable to... Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by T W Lambert
WITH SOLID STATE MEMORY AND OTHER ADVANTAGES SUCH AS BETTER SOUND THAN LARGER COMPUTERS. UNFORTUNATELY THE TOUCHPAD GAVE OUT AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF USE.Published on February 10, 2013 by M. Brooks Michel
Nice little netbook, but the keys are too small for my already small hands, and the touch pad is not that great. The Linux OS is OK, but I think windows would be better.Published on November 22, 2009 by lukeoid
I like Linux but I could not figure out how to install my XP compatable software. I think you can install and use it on Linux but I just could not figure it out. Read morePublished on July 1, 2009 by Just Honest Ratings
Small, lightweight, portable with good screen resolution. Good sound thru headphones.
No optical drive, keyboard not easy with big hands. Read more
Love this little guy! It's lightning fast and oh so user friendly! If you are looking for a high tech toy that anyone can use, this is it! Read morePublished on January 8, 2009 by Grammy D
I ordered this mini-laptop as an early XMas gift for myself...I am so glad! I love it! I replaced my broken 2 yr old HP laptop with this little mini version and could not be... Read morePublished on December 23, 2008 by T. Navarre
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