- Day One: It’s a little larger than a paperback, and about as heavy. I was quite impressed with the startup time; it took about 15 seconds for the system to boot. The Eee PC comes nicely packed with some of the best free tools on the web: Firefox, GIMP photo editor, and fast links to all of the popular web-based e-mail services (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc). Although the Eee PC aced the Flash test, the web-surfing experience was not perfection. Many sites optimized for higher resolutions required horizontal scrolling to take in.
- Day Two: Waking up to Wi-Fi problems, multimedia fun, and video looked solid on the 7-inch, 800x480-pixel display, as did photos.
- Day Three: Add USB keyboard, mouse and VGA monitor and the Eee PPC rocks.
- Day Four: Enabling the full Linux desktop.
- Day Five: Installing the gOS with Google's applications: Gmail, Docs & Spreadsheets, GTalk, Reader and Search.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I Gave Up My Notebook For An Eee PC
Jeffrey Wilson at laptopmag.com has been writing a series describing a 5 day trial of the Asus Eee PC 4G Surf: