I know this may be off topic, but I bought a Asus 701 netbook computer a while back. Its a fantastic little computer with a Linux operating system. I was so impressed with it, I decided to purchase another unit off Ebay and the prices are almost at parity with what I paid when Asus was selling the netbook.
I thought thats amazing. Its a great computer to use on long haul flights (all international flights out of Australia are long haul). I may be wrong but the original Asus netbook seems to be highly collectable.
The 701 was so popular to modders too -- adding extra USB ports, bluetooth, additional memory, etc. There is an ASUS forum on this. Loading it with the smallest Win XP was also the fad replacing the factory installed Linux I have one but it is the pearl colored one which I am no too crazy about . I am using an ACER notebook now with 160GB on it..love this d**n thing!
Post by David Murray on Nov 2, 2009 16:14:04 GMT -5
I had a 701, I bought it new. But I sold it after a few months because I found it a bit unusable. The main issue was the small screen size and I couldn't get more than about 20 words a minute on that keyboard. Don't get me wrong, I like the concept. I just should have waited for the newer models to come out. Oddly enough, I thought the CPU speed was plenty. I bought an old 12" iBook G4 instead.. actually paid a little less and it is a far more usable computer for me.