Asus Eee PC 701SD
The Asus Eee PC 701SD is a netbook that is compact in design at approximately half the size of an A4-sized paper. It incorporates a super hybrid engine that maximizes system performance and extends battery life. It comes in both Microsoft Windows and GNU Linux versions. The Asus Eee PC 701SD comes with an elaborate chassis design that enables memory upgrades in the future. It measures 225 mm x 160 mm x 20 ~ 32 mm (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 0.905 kg, with colour options of pearl white or black.
The Asus Eee PC 701SD incorporates built-in solid state drive (SSD) technology that provides shockproof computing, less power consumption, fast boot up and less heat in order for the Asus Eee PC 701SD to be reliable for outdoor usage. It can operate on either a genuine Microsoft Windows XP version for experienced users who prefer a familiar Windows interface or GNU Linux operating system for users who prefer a more intuitive user interface for both experienced and inexperienced users. The Microsoft Windows version comes Windows Live ready with features like Windows Live Messenger, and Windows Live Mail, as well as Microsoft Works for numerous office applications. On the other hand, the GNU Linux version has an Eee Download auto-installer that makes it easy to obtain hundreds of new applications and videos within clicks. There are also more than 50 built-in applications for Linux users for dynamic computing to learn, work and play, including a fast boot-up time for quick Internet access. The Asus Eee PC 701SD has a 7 inch display, an integrated 0.3 mega pixel web camera, hi-definition audio, stereo speaker and built-in microphone. Not only that, it also incorporates an Intel Celeron M353 chipset, 512 MB of DDR2 memory as well as support for 802.11 b/g wireless LAN. The Asus Eee PC 701SD runs on a Li-ion battery which can last up to 3.5 hours for XP interface and 3.4 hours for Linux interface. In addition to the 8 GB of solid state drive storage, the Asus Eee PC 701SD also comes with 10 GB of Eee Storage and an optional external 30 GB HDD.
“Users rate this product 82/100. Comparing these reviews to 14563 other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) reviews gives this product an overall alaScore™ 70/100 = Good.” (alaTest, 2009)
“In conclusion, I would most recommend the ASUS Eee PC 701SD for those that wish for the utmost in portability and convenience from a mobile device with excellent internet surfing capabilites, the power to multi-task, and the familiar convenience of [relatively stable] Windows XP. The compact unit feels sturdy, and should prove a reliable addition to the PC stable of any household.” (ePinions, 2009)