Product Type: Asus Netbook
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We all need a netbook, possibly not this one though.
Asus Eee PC 901
Member Name: chucklingMonkey
Asus Eee PC 901
Advantages: Fast boot up time, stylish looks.
Disadvantages: Some reliability issues.
Small (the keyboard takes some getting used to and I have small fingers), and feature packed, this netbook is the device you don't realise you needed until you buy it. This laptop boots up in 20 to 30 seconds and has a reasonably long battery life (was lasting 6 - 7 hours initially, this has degraded after lots of use). As you would expect it has built in wifi, and bluetooth which make it ideal but by no means unique.
The sort of things we use this for are web browsing whilst sat on the sofa, (either facebook or looking up things relating to whats on the tele). With it's SD card slot it is handy for previewing digital photos on a largish screen. And with the machine able to fit into a handbag, it's easy to do this all this outside without needing to worry about the battery dying.
Preinstalled software includes Skype (rescued us on holiday when our bank cards weren't working in Japan), Microsoft Works (on the windows version), and free online storage software.
Worries with this are reliability - very occasionally the wifi drops and strange hissing noises come out of the speakers - and ease of use for someone with, uh, podgy fingers. The laptop isn't the fastest either (firefox seems to stutter occasionally when many tabs are open), but for it's size and price that is to be expected.
Summary: If you can get this at a bargain price then consider it, otherwise try a more recent model.
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