Joined on 02/02/07
Worked as expected, no bios update required for Ryzen 3000 CPUs
Pros: Came pre-flashed with ryzen 3000-compatible bios, which was a nice surprise. Has all of the essential features for a micro-ATX build.
Cons: Diagram for power pin layouts was too small to read, forcing you to guess. Included documentation for memory layout was confusing. If only installing one or two DIMMs, read the online documentation carefully to see what configurations are supported.
Overall Review: Still a reliable choice for mid-range AMD gaming builds in 2020. There are bigger / faster variants out there, but as of 2020 they tend to encounter issues with newer Ryzen CPUs or Radeon cards. This has been rock steady so far!
Pros: Light, portable and as shock-proof as you can get for a laptop. Runs stripped-down Linux distros very well (xubuntu, etc).
Cons: There are much better eeePCs out there now; not great for multitasking. An 800x480 screen is NOT optimal for web browsing- the average webpage was made for a 1024x768 or similar width window. I still use my eee 4G and it is functional, but this first model was the guinea pig- you will find it has shortcomings that the newer models have improved upon.
Overall Review: Asus has announced they are releasing a new-and-improved baseline eeePC for $200 in 2009. It will have much better hardware, and a bigger screen. If you don't want to pay for the $300-400 eeePCs, wait another month and you'll get more hardware and performance for your money.
A smart, well-designed case
Pros: Dampens sound Smart design for airflow and heat management Cable channels keep things neat
Cons: No slot for BD / DVD drives Case screws are a little finicky
Overall Review: I really like this case. Coming from a slim-but-cramped mATX cube case, this one is nice and roomy. The front of the case is mostly plastic, but it has a brushed metal appearance. The side panels come off easily, revealing a number of compartments with cable channels between them. The panels themselves have a thin layer of fibrous texturing on the inside, to provide some sound dampening. The power supply and hard disk slots are sectioned off from the main board area, which is good for heat separation and air flow. The cable channel running up the middle of the case, keeps most of the cable mess at bay. The bottom of the case is vented, and it has a thin removable screen to catch dust particles. It has two hard disk slots that are easy to access and remove, and they support both 2.5" and 3.5" disks (and they even have dampening rubber mounts for the larger disks, presuming they are the spinny kind). Overall, this is a nice option that gives you many features without breaking the bank. It has a minimalist, understated look on the outside, and oodles of practical design on the inside.
Works as expected on Linux 64-bit system with SATA3 motherboard
Pros: Drive is freaking fast! Using a supported motherboard from ASUS, I'm getting average real-world write speeds of about 5Gigabits/sec (note this translates to around 650 MegaBYTES per second; don't confuse bytes with bits.) Drive is formatted in ext4 with default block sizes. In my case it was a good bang for the buck.
Cons: None encountered thus far.
Overall Review: I am running with out-of-the-box firmware 3.2.0. If people are having issues with their drives, there is a new firmware published on Adata's site and I recommend trying an upgrade. Also, if your motherboard only supports SATA2, then don't expect greater than SATA2 speeds (thought the dirve should still perform better than an equivalent HDD.)