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Good until broken
on July 4, 2010
ASUS eee pc has everything I was looking for. Long battery life, light weight, cheap etc.
I have had a couple of problems that is worth sharing with other who are looking to purchase this.
1. The rebate is scam. I did not get my rebate despite filling up all forms properly, and sending them to right place. They first denied my rebate notifying me that the UPC does not match. I emailed them, and they told me to resend the documents to a different address. Next time, they denied notifying me that my paperworks were too late.
2. The battery life reduces much faster. It powered up around 9-hours initially (at nominal use), but within 1-year it is reduced to about 5-hours with the same work loads.
3. Mic died. The built in mic and speakers do not seem to be reliable. The mic does not work at all. I now need to carry an extra external mic if I plan to use it. I can't believe that the components are made of cheap materials that stops working in a short time.
4. Hard drive disk slow. Sometime it takes several seconds to execute an operation, if it needs to access the hard drive.