Product Type: Asus Netbook
Newest Review: ... charger and adapter, but the computer itself has not had to have any repairs in five years, which is more than I can say about many othe... more
Amazing Travel Companion
Asus Eee PC 901
Member Name: LazyMonkey
Asus Eee PC 901
Advantages: Small, light
Disadvantages: Slower, with less battery life than newer netbooks
My family has had this netbook for five years now, and it's still in excellent working condition, despite making it through numerous business trips and two gap years. It's one of the smallest netbooks on the market, smaller than a lot of the newer models (exclusive of tablets), and very lightweight.
We did have to replace the original charger and adapter, but the computer itself has not had to have any repairs in five years, which is more than I can say about many other computers.
The keyboard is small, but this is very easy to get used to, and is far outweighed by the benefits of having such a small computer to take travelling or on small trips. Although it has a small screen, I have neever felt as if I were squinting or having problems reading using the computer.
The memory is fairly small, so I do recommend some external disc space if you need to store anything on your computer, but with three USB ports, this isn't difficult to sort out. There is also a memory card reader, which is not common in such small netbooks. Speakers are louder than you might expect, and the battery has never over-heated, even after constantly running in 34 degree heat.
I couldn't think of a better computer to take travelling, as I never worried about my computer breaking or being stolen - who would want something five years old when the next person over has something brand new, even though my netbook was more useful!
I don't recommend this to use in place of a more powerful laptop - different computers are built for different purposes, and this one is suited for carrying around, not for working from.
Summary: Perfect for travel, but not a substitute for a more powerful computer
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