Asus Eee PC

My new netbook arrived a couple of days ago, and I must say that I am not disappointed. I have the 4GB Linux version. Configuring it to connect to my wireless network was a breeze (in fact, I’m typing this review on it), and it comes with Firefox (of course, I would prefer Opera) and the OpenOffice suite already installed, which is going to cover about 90% of what I need to do with it. My only complaint would be the size of a few of keys on the keyboard — they aren’t all the same — specifically the colon and quote keys are slightly narrower than the rest, so I find myself hitting Enter a lot when I’m trying to hit the quote. I think this is something I may get used to, but for now it is mildly annoying.

It also comes with some other cool software pre-installed, including KStars (a kind of virtual planetarium), an 85,000 word dictionary, and Skype for internet telephony. Overall I am very pleased with this unit and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a ultra-portable machine for blogging or emailing.

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