|Screen Size||7 inches|
|Screen Resolution||800 x 480|
|Max Screen Resolution||800 x 480 pixels|
|RAM||4 GB DDR2|
|Hard Drive||4 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||2.8 hours|
Asus Eee 4G 7" PC Mobile Internet Device (512 MB RAM, 4 GB Hard Drive, Webcam, Linux Preloaded) Pearl White
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- Integrated Webcam
- Ultra-compact notebook with full QWERTY keyboard and 7-inch display
- Powered by 900 MHz Intel Mobile CPU and pre-installed Linux operating system (compatible with Windows XP)
- Over 40 built-in applications for learn, work and play
- 4 GB solid-state flash memory drive; 512 MB RAM; 10/100 Fast Ethernet; 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
- Connectivity: three USB 2.0; VGA output; microphone and headphone; Secure Digital card reader
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The laptop comes with `kid-friendly' user interface, but can be easily switched to `advanced mode'; which is essentially KDE. You get 1.4Gigs free of flash memory, and using apt-get, can install (among other things): gcc, jdk, vim, apache, php, mysql, audacious, firefox, etc. (ie: anything a linux user might want). RAM is a limitation---as far as I know, there's no swap partition, so if you have a bit too many things running, you'll get weird coredumps from time to time.
Doesn't support WPA2 out of the box, otherwise wireless (with WPA) works just fine. Webcam is pretty sharp and clear (on par with midrange quickcams), and microphone is pretty useful.
Processor is fast enough to play xvid video full screen (from flash drive---though it's not like you'll be storing too much of that on that small disk). I've read about folks playing Quake3 on it. The screen resolution for external (vga) output is pretty decent---used it with projector.
Recognizes external drives without problems. Automounts stuff, etc. For a linux box, I'm actually quite surprised that ``everything just works'' (unlike my desktop---that takes pain and struggle to get stuff working).
If you want an easy to carry, small and semi-rugged laptop for word-processing or coding---primarily when on the go (on subway, etc.) then this box is it.Read more ›
I am writing on it now, and I am just thrilled with it. It does indeed fit into my purse (it's about the size of a small-ish notebook or journal) and my wifi connection worked right away when I opened it up. I've been using the battery for about 2 hours so far and it's still at 40% power, so that looks promising.
I'm new to linux, and the layout is a bit different for windows users (I think it's a little different for this computer, too). I tried to download a program and had no idea where it went - I felt like a complete dope floundering around opening folders and having no luck. So I guess I'll have to get used to that.
The keyboard is small, obviously, and I'm struggling with typing on it and making my fingers hit all the keys properly! I also tried to download rhapsody with no luck since it doesn't work with linux (boo hoo).
Here's what I love about it, in addition to the size and cuteness: It has three usb ports so I can plug in my portable hard drive. It is incredibly light. It boots up amazingly fast. The speakers are great, especially considering the size. It has a webcam built in. I guess you can put windows on it, so I might try that later. And did I mention how cute it is???
I'm sure a lot of people are going to say the same thing I am - this is a great computer to have when you travel or just as a secondary one to play around on. It probably should not take the place of your primary computer as it just doesn't have enough size for all the programs you'd want. But for playing around on email and skype, typing stuff on the go, etc., it just can't be beat.
I'm definitely very happy with it!
I've been tracking this device for many months prior, and I, like many people, was a bit distraught by the fact that Asus could not deliver on its $200 price tag. Nonetheless, I was still motivated to buy it due to the unit's size and the fact that it offered a preinstalled Linux OS (a rarity in the market); besides, the 4G is technically superior to the 2G model I tracked during the summer, so it likely would've retailed for at least $300 regardless.
I can understand why some people would scoff at the price compared to the meager specs -- compared to the latest wave of Vista machines, 900mhz with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of space seems like a relic from 2001. Indeed, for a comparable price, you can get a used laptop with maybe twice the specs, an optical drive, and a real hard drive.
However, it is very easy to overlook that Portability DOES sell at a premium. Case in point: when I purchased my unit, it was surrounded by Vista laptops, dwarfed in size even by the "portable" 10 and 12 inch models. It also occurred to me that the $399 price tag seemed weak,... almost adorable,... compared to the $1200, $1500, and $2000 "portables", and even just regular laptops retailing for the now ubiquitous $700 and $800 dollar range. Add to that the fact that the Asus is truly the first of its kind (beating the OLPC and Classmate at least from a consumerists perspective), and $400 starts to look more and more like a bargain.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect size, works well on wifi and will work on windows xp. Screen is small. but light weight, easy to see and use.Published on December 16, 2013 by Troyboy
This is the worst experience I have ever ever had. I have had to send in my eeepc for the third time. They offer no replacement, no refund and cannot seem to repair the thing. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by Victoria K. Stickley
i bought the 4G 512m linux eeepc. Have had to send it back twice after it worked well for a while. I stopped trying to grasp linux and just want to use it for internet radio and... Read morePublished on April 28, 2009 by vox
Ive had this for over a year now. People have commented on how cool it looks at the airport. I love lying down on my back in bed and just reading news, email with one hand holding... Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by HL
Great as a portable UMPC. If you are getting this one, you may check the 9" first. I purchased the 7", then sold it out and got two of the EEE 900.Published on July 16, 2008 by kim
fantastic size and they really tried but no dvd and too easy to destroy entire computer when you download their updates. Read morePublished on July 4, 2008 by john smith
I rate this highly simply because it fullfilled my original requirement for a very compact, lightweight, wi-fi computer. Specifically for travelling with a vacation trailer. Read morePublished on May 23, 2008 by Kindle Customer
I've never been a fan of Linux because it is so difficult to install new programs. You don't have the ease of the way it's done in OSX or Windows. Read morePublished on May 21, 2008 by Adam Vennat
Curiosity got the best of me, and so did my stimulus check. It just works...Published on May 8, 2008 by Amazon Customer