I know you just love netbooks – those ultra light-weight laptops with unbelievable capabilities. I myself begin to fall in love with light-weight laptops too, in particular this Asus EEE PC 701 4GB which retails at about RM1,000.

EEE – Easy to learn, easy to work, and easy to play

On, a Malaysian webstore, the listed price is slightly higher. But I believe you can always get cheaper price at gadget and PC centers such as those in lowyat plaza or Digital Mall in PJ.

Specifications at a glance:

  • LCD: 7.0″ (800×480)
  • CPU: Intel Mobile
  • Memory: 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Graphic: Intel UMA
  • Weight: Less than 1 KG
  • Optical drive: No
  • Wiress Lan: 802.11BG
  • Lan: 10/100LAN
  • OS: Window XP
  • Battery: 4 cells battery (6 months warranty for battery)
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Memory card slot: MMC & SD card
  • USB: USB2.0 (x3) has lots of good words on this EEE PC.

… the Eee PC is the single most impressive notebook we’ve seen priced below $400. The technical specs might look sub par, but the usability and overall performance of the Eee PC rivals notebooks costing several thousand dollars more. Granted, you can’t install Photoshop on this little notebook and you can forget about playing Bioshock on this thing, but the Eee PC can do just about everything you β€œneed” to do with a notebook while on the go.

I guess I can do without Photoshop when I am on the go. If I need photo or picture editing, I might be able to get away with the Paint program. πŸ™‚ No, I don’t play Bioshock.


As it stands now, the Eee PC is a truly impressive ultraportable with a value much higher than the sale price suggests. The Eee PC can’t replace a full-featured desktop or notebook, but it makes the perfect choice if you are in the market for an ultraportable notebook for school, work, or vacation.

What’s your view on this EEE PC? Worth considering? πŸ™‚