Since yesterday, I am the happy owner of an Asus EEE laptop. No, it’s not yet another machine with more cycles, megabytes, and features. Rather, the philosophy is “less is more”. EEE stands for “Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play”, and as far as I am concerned, the machine fully lives up to this promise.
My version is the 4G-Surf: only a 7″ display, 512 Mb RAM, and 4 Gb solid state disk. The price? Less than 350 euros for all this goodness! There is a huge backorder for the newest models (4 Gb SSD with webcam, 8 Gb SSD), but the 4G-Surf is already definitely good enough for your daily basic mobile needs. See also my post on GrowingPains for some reflections on the impact of this development.
Some useful links:
- ASUS Eee manufacturer’s site
- ASUS Eee Wikipedia
- Dutch users site
- Mobile Computer (02-Nov-07)
- Bright (20-Dec-07, in Dutch)
- Hardware Reviews (20-Feb-08, in Dutch)
3 thoughts on “Back to the basics”
This review nicely sums up the pros and cons of the ASUS EEE: