ASUS eeePC – First Looks

After many a hesitant glance, I finally convinced myself to buy one of the new Asus eeePCs. For those who haven’t been following the news, the eeePC is a small form factor laptop with a 7″ screen, weighing in just under 1kg (about 1.5 pounds). It runs a custom interface on top of Xandros linux, and has all the programs the road warrior expects. Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice and the like come pre-installed and it is fairly easy to add and linux program to your distribution.

I’ve only had it for about 24 hours, but I’m impressed so far! The build quality is excellent and it feels very sturdy. The keyboard is a bit small, but I’m already getting used to it. Its a pretty amazing little machine!

I’ll post more as I explore this gadget, but for now I’ll recommend it to everyone!

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