Originally posted on January 14, 2008 @ 9:52 pm
A friend of mine finally bought the Asus EEE ultraportable notebook, the gizmo that I’ve been dying to get since last year.
Getting second hand information on a laptop that is on my wishlist can be frustrating, especially since I just helped another friend acquire her Macbook Pro a week ago. But curiosity can still be a good cure to technological envy so I went ahead and asked my friend what he thought of his new lappy.
What I got was mostly praises. The Asus EEE was very fast, very efficient in loading programs and, surprisingly, did not have any issues with Windows XP. My friend decided to remove the Xandros Linux OS that came with the EEE because, as my friend put it, he is too chicken to try out Linux.
His only complaint were the tiny keys, which will really be an issue with touch typists who have big fingers. I fall in this category so I’m eager to find out if it would really affect productivity.