Friday, February 24, 2012

24-02-2012

Below is the most read post on the blog since it began back in 2006. The post from April 2008 has had over 1200 views in the intervening period. As a post on my favourite net book of the time,the Asus Eeepc I am not surprised, the pocket rocket was at the time .....'the new kid on the block'and did lead where others followed. My own Asus Eeepc eventually became the property of my eldest daughter, it has recently ceased working due in part to a dead motherboard, brought on by overheating. I do however have it back in my possession and cannot bring myself to part with it even in this state......I call that either loyalty or being just plain daft! Technology has of course moved on and this edited post was written on my latest 'best friend', the Acer Iconia A500 tablet......still an Android Boy :-) Enjoy the post:
Having seen the Asus Eeepc in action at BETT08 in January, I have finally ( a bit late as James Forbes-Keir here at the IB had on a delivered a few days later!)taken the plunge and bought the Eeepc for my daughter to use at home and in school- it actually has now appeared on the shelves of our local IT store ( Curry's Digital) at a fairly reasonable price for the 4G version of £249.00.
Laura uses Google Docs/Spreadsheets to save work at school and at home and now has her own small laptop to keep updated on ( important in her AS year in school), in addition of course to the obligatory social networking that all teenagers are involved in ( at least this old foggey has some idea of what his kids are up to!!!).
See an excellent down to earth ( and British) review of the mini-notebook below.

First impressions are very encouraging - I have managed to borrow it on a few occasions and found it fast and efficient ( the Linux operating system fires up really quickly) and it manages easily to find our wirelss network even though it's 2 floors up from the router. The new addition has its first day in school today when Laura returns after the Easter break to continue her 6th Form studies...... more news to follow.
Thanks also for support in the cause of the Asus and its Linux Kernel from my colleague and well known tech genius James FK .

Related posts updated on 3rd May 2010:
  • OLED transparent screens for new breed of laptops (link).
  • New slate/pad computers (link).
  • The swivel screen laptop battle (link).
  • Asus 900 meets OLPC (link).

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