Product Type: Asus Netbook
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Great little netbook
Asus Eee PC 1001PX Seashell
Member Name: sammo85
Asus Eee PC 1001PX Seashell
Advantages: Small, cheap, easy and just perfect.
Disadvantages: Battery is more like 4 hours than 6!
We had a desk top pc and my husband decided he needed the space and wanted a laptop. We shopped around and finally he found one to his needs. Where does this leave me?! His is far to technical for me as all I do is write letters, write reviews and use the internet.
I should really learn how to do more with a computer but do I really need to when hubby does the photos, downloading etc.
My husband was the one that suggested a netbook as its all I need.
After reading many reviews Asus seem to be the one that came up with the best results so I decided to go with that make and have gone with model ID 1001PX Asus Eee PC.
We looked around and Curry's had the cheapest price I bought this for £210. This doesn't come with any cover and the last thing I wanted to do was damage it so I bought a case too.
The Asus netbook is black with sleek curves with a seashell pattern that I wasn't keen on at first but I have got used to very quickly and now love it.
It has a anti glare 10.1" LED backlit screen with a 0.3 mega pixel video camera just above it. The battery life is suppose to be 5 hours but I 'd say more like 3! I believe you can buy a extended battery for it if need to.
The ergonomic keyboard is the best I have ever used! I actually look professional using it. The keys are close together but I have no trouble catching as I have small fingers.
You can choose from either windows 7 starter or windows XP home my husband advised me to choose XP because it is more of a simpler operating system to use.
It came with 1GB of ram fitted which my husband upgraded to 2GB of ram it wasn't necessary as I found it ran quick enough for me.
It has a high definition audio with built in speakers which are reasonably loud and sounds good it also has a built in microphone.
The netbook is very light and easy to carry as I take everywhere with no problems.
It also comes with a built in bluetooth so applications can easily connect between 2 or more people remotely, I have not used this yet and probably won't.
Lastly the Asus features the new power saving Intel Atom which works in tandem with Asus exclusive hybrid engine energy management technology. It makes us feel a little bit better for being more green even though mine only lasts 3 or 4 hours!
I have too say I am loving this netbook. Its the best purchase of mine this year! I take it to work plug the dongle in and use when I like without being in the way as its so small. Its easy too use if I find it simple then its easy.
When I turn it on it takes roughly 30 seconds and I'm on the net. When I close it down it turns off within 10 seconds. I constantly have bubbles coming up notifying me which does not annoy me but I am sure you can turn off if need too.
I get on really well with the screen being small as our PC was 21" monitor. It did take 3-4 days to get use too.
This is worth 5 out of 5 stars!
I hope I have covered everything and thank you for reading!
Summary: Best buy ever
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