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Asus Eee PC 701 Review - Conclusion

Conclusion

Ultra-small, ultra-lightweight computers have previously carried a huge premium, making them very much a niche market for those individuals willing to spend outrageous amounts of money. Not only does the Eee PC massively undercut its Ultra Mobile PC competition, it even retails for less than a budget laptop.

Of course this would mean little if the Asus device had any major shortcomings. It doesn't. The slick interface can be mastered in a few minutes by any novice PC user, the hardware is more than capable of doing its job, and everything just works out of the box. At the same time, the appliance can be turned into a full computer for computer enthusiasts who enjoy tinkering under the bonnet.

The Eee PC may be targeted at children and students, but it should also entice anyone needing a compact, low cost, yet fully functional PC. It is featherweight, far easier to use than a Windows machine, starts up three times faster, and costs about a quarter of anything in its weight class.

I therefore give the Asus Eee PC my highest recommendation. There's so much to like about this remarkably versatile computer. In fact, I like it so much I bought a second one!


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1. Introduction
2. Components - Part 1
3. Components - Part 2
4. General Operation
5. Software Introduction
6. Internet Tab
7. Work Tab
8. Learn Tab
9. Play Tab
10. Settings & Favorites Tabs
11. Additional Software
12. Final thoughts
13. Additional Screenshots
14. Appendix


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