There are a lot of drawbacks when you choose a small device over a conventional-sized one. Well, actually you do have an option to get yourself a small but power-packed device, such as Fujitsu-branded subnotebooks. However, there is a big price to pay. So for sub-$400 prices, I would say that the Asus Eee is worth it.
Here’s a good explanation why the Eee makes for a great subnotebook, even with its limitations.
As long time laptop users, our opinion is the primary strength of the EEE PC laptop is as a 2nd unit. A mobile unit for a desktop user. A second more portable unit for a laptop user. The size and weight of this laptop allows you to put it in any bag and not feel the weight. The Price does not make the owner guilty when the item is lost, dropped or damaged. The EEE PC is more economical than the latest Nokia Communicator, yet it is easier to use. The EEE PC in our opinion matches the portability of the Blackberry, yet is easier to use because of the keyboard layout. The EEE PC is ideal for those who want something small and Wi-Fi enabled.
The EEE PC is certainly a very innovative unit. The Eee PC’s “earned” reputation as the Fastest Selling PC in the World comes from the great user expectation as a simple and portable device focused on providing users with the most comprehensive Internet applications based on three Es: Easy to learn, work, play; Excellent Internet experience and Excellent on-the-Go.
These are in answer to some of these pressing questions relevant to the Eee PC:
1. Processor: This unit must be slow, it comes with a Celeron-M processor.
2. Operating System: Can I load Windows XP on this laptop?
3. Hard drive:
a. Is 4Gb of Harddrive Enough?
b. Can I upgrade the Harddrive?
4. RAM: Should I increase RAM to 1Gb?
5. Can I watch DvD On this laptop?
6. Can I use the EEE PC to surf the net and email?
7. Is the keyboard easy to use?
8. How long is the Battery life?
9. Can I connect the EEE PC to a projector for presentations?
10. Can I use a mouse?
11. Is the EEE PC durable? It looks like a V-Tech Toy.
12. Can this laptop replace my desktop and existing laptop?
The CoolToyz article has great responses to each of these!