I’ve just taken delivery of a new toy – an Asus Eee PC 901. This is the latest addition to the ground-breaking Eee PC range, and it’s a great little machine. Packing an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor, 1GB RAM, 12GB SSD, 9″ screen, 802.11n wi-fi, Bluetooth and Windows XP, it’s a dream to use. It has a really tiny form factor, so you can just stuff it into your bag and go. It’s a marked improvement over the first Eee PCs in every way. More speed, better battery life, more storage, bigger screen, better OS. It’s my new favourite toy.
You can see why lots of other computer manufacturers are jumping on the netbook bandwagon. But as always, I did my research and this is by far the best machine out of the current crop. There are more and more machines of this type coming out every week, but I can’t help feeling that they’re becoming too much like “proper” laptops in terms of size, features and price, and that just isn’t the point. These things are supposed to be tiny, portable internet devices, not all-singing all-dancing desktop replacements.