Eee PC 701 4G in ASUS' words is "Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, Easy to Play". What am I on about? Well it's ASUS' new mini laptop already on sale in Taiwan, and due out elsewhere towards the end of the year. As far as we know, they are working closely with Microsoft to get a Vista PC up and ready soon.
The current one on sale has a Generic ASUS-customized Xandros Linux with "Easy" and "Standard" GUI modes that has all the essentials preloaded, including special draw programs similar to Paint, chat programs such as MSN and Skype and ICQ to name a few; and of course it has the mandatory word clone called AbiWord that works with Linux. All these programs are designed to make the Eee PC perfectly suited as a very cheap and affordable PC desktop replacement. It's ideal for new users as the interface is very intuitive and works in a similar way to a cell phone with an icon populated desktop linking to all the above-mentioned essentials and more.
We decided that once the finalized product is out, there will be streams of people out there doing similar types of reviews, telling you how fast it runs and what its benefits are along with how it should be used. I can already sum that up in two sentences. It's cheap, it's functional and it doesn't take up a lot of space. It can fulfill the basics that you need a PC for, and it is wireless so you can connect to the web easily. What more do you need?
What indeed? So to make this review more interesting we have decided to look under the Eee PC's skirt to see what makes her so cute and sexy. We have taken the Eee PC apart to the component level and we are going to divulge each and every bulge. Read on and feast your eyes. Please note the content is slightly risque.
Here we have the full kit, manuals and all. This picture is for your reference as we strip the Eee PC down and lay her secrets out.
The kit includes a 104 page manual, a handy charger, a support DVD (You need an external DVD-ROM) and a quick-start guide. Also included is a very nice neoprene protective case that comfortably covers the Eee PC all in black.