Alpha Posted January 10, 2008 Share Posted January 10, 2008 I need a laptop soon and I'm mostly going to use it just for the Internet and word processing. I want the laptop to be light weight and I'm not looking for a Dell XPS 20 pound laptop that's basically a portable power hungry desktop. What I need is something efficient, stable, and secure. I've been looking at the Asus Eee and it seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. It has a 4GB hard drive, runs on Intel Celeron 900mhz processor, 512mb of ram, Linux, built-in wifi, and is less than 2 pounds or so. You can also install Windows XP on it and add special SD cards that can hold over 10GB extra HD space (don't forget flash drives). The max resolution you can run on is 800x600 and the screen is 7 inches. However, the price is what throws me off. For all the goodies, it's $400.00 USD. It comes with a built-in webcam, power charger, yada yada. What bothers me is that I feel like I may be purchasing another GP2x (aka, a pile of garbage). It's small and lightweight, but is it durable? Some say the keyboard is quite flimsy, so I'm not sure what to expect if I buy it. I need this laptop to last me at least a decade (no joke). The ram may be inefficient for XP, so I may need to pay about $50+ to upgrade it to 1GB of ram. This is a picture of the screen with Open Office (at 640x480 resolution): The reviews for the Eee have also been positive. CNET gave it a 7.4 and most laptop review sites gave it a 4/5 stars. Asus Eee Gallery: http://laptopmag.com/News/Notebooks/Exclus...-701.htm?page=2 Video: (It's $400.00, not $200.00) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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