Its equipation is excellent, we are talking about a computer that will cost about 200-400 Euros with a very reduced volume and a weight lower than 1Kg and that will come by default, and I only talk about we know for sure, with a 7 inch 800x480 pixels screen, modem, Ethernet 10/100, Wi-Fi 802.11G, the last two chips are Atheros, Microphone, Webcam (in 4 or 8 GB models), SSD hard drive from 1GB up to the most expensive model with 8GB, through a 2G and a 4GB as the medium models, 3 USB 3.0 ports, speakers, miniPCI Express socket and memory from 256MB to 1GB depending the model. The processor is what we can’t confirm yet, at least we still don’t have official information but it is supposed to be a Celeron 900 with an Intel chipset. We can confirm that it will be an Intel processor, but to be a Celeron is still a not answered question, we’ll see what the final product offers.
Reasons to buy an Eee PC
It may seem that this machine is away from other product that are now normal or domestic where the double core processors and PCs with 2GB of RAM or more can be found at any office desk or home but this I think it gives more value to this device because it turns us to the reality of our daily needs. What do you and I do every day with our usual PC? Well, normally surf the web, listen to the radio, some MP3s, watch videos, news, write emails, some word documents, etc. Of course we do more specific things too and that need more power, but the “common” quoted activities, we do them daily for sure and in an over dimensioned PC. If they offer us something cheap, easy to use, easy to switch on in few seconds, and this all at any place, for me is a dream that was until now only for the few people that could pay 1000 Euros for a UMPC.
The end of the Eee PC
Many of you may ask yourselves how is its appearance, which quality sensation gives the device being that cheap. Well, taking into account the two models I’ve been able to test during some days I can say that the models while getting closer to the commercial production are becoming better. The color, the whole plastic chassis has been improved much. It is a device that being that tiny is strong and reliable, time will confirm my thoughts, and I see it like a machine that will endure without problem to lots of hustle. Another of its qualities is that it has no mechanic parts, apart from a small cooler that hardly turns on, so should be more reliable than any other device with hard disks or mechanic optic drives.
Conclusion and Videos
The Eee 701 will have, as said before in this article, different versions what becomes in different features and therefore different prices. In the next table you’ll find the differences between the 4 versions of Eee PC.