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ASUS 10.1
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Speed is very good for a tablet. I can still overwhelm it but its still quite impressive. Screen display looks good though not a "retina" display. Has been reliable.

Cons: WIFI reception isn't consistent or reliable. In close proximity to the router I still don't get full strength reception. That never made sense to me. FATAL FLAW, not to bury the lead, but if you plan to use this to stream video (e.g. Netflix) or music (e.g. Rhapsody, Pandora) and use a nice Bluetooth speaker, think again. Apparently this is a known limitation of the piece that I only discovered after many frustrating attempts to fix the problem. I think there's only one antenna or the case causes signal loss - whatever it may be, you won't be able to use both BT and WIFI at the same time. You'd think they would have foreseen that, huh? Well, I use the table mostly for work and communication when I can't use a proper PC and it serves that function adequately. ASUS makes many great products, I've built systems with their motherboards for longer than I'd like to say and my Nexus 7 (which I believe they make) is excellent. But I think this Bluetooth flaw is really a thoughtless omission - tablets are used mostly for entertainment, Netflix and Pandora are very common tablet apps and the inclusion of BT in the first place could only be for speakers or headphones. Just seems a no brainer that they should work together or be advertised as NOT working together. Oh well.

Other Thoughts: The keyboard for the Transformer series is pretty good and gives extra battery life as well as a USB port. All in all a good bit of kit. However, when you've combines these together along with a leather case for protection you've essentially got a notebook PC's weight and size (and cost if you got it when it was released) but not a real Windows or Mac experience: the processor, which is fast for a tablet, is not suited for multitasking or Office level applications. It's best as a personal tablet - if you want a notebook PC experience, invest in one of ASUS's excellent laptop computers. The keyboard is just for a niche market.

ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf - Galaxy Black Intel Mobile CPU 7
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs With small size comes limitations 01/23/2008

This review is from: ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf - Galaxy Black Intel Mobile CPU 7" WVGA 512MB Memory 4GB SSD NetBook

Pros: Cool for what it is. Linux perfectly suited for the speed and capacity of the device. Extremely light and I would assume shock proof.

Cons: Just be sure that you realize that this is the 700 not the 701 which one might be confused by. Advertisements should be read carefully. If you can foot the difference, the 701 has some features which might be of interest to you.

Other Thoughts: You may notice that the "essential" accessories suggested includes a memory upgrade. This will not work in this model. Just be aware of that. I would refer you to the return policy which of course you should be aware.


John H.'s Profile

Display Name: John H.

Date Joined: 04/26/02

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 01/23/08
  • Last Review: 08/03/13
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