Dec 15

Asus Eee 1000h

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The unthinkable happened: my wife’s laptop decided to retire itself ahead of time. So, I was left with the task of finding her a replace laptop for the cheapest price I could get. What happened? I’ve ended up buying a new laptop for me, which means that she is now a proud user of a Toshiba Laptop. But this post is not about Toshiba…it’s about my new Asus EEE PC 1000h!

I’ve added more memory (upgraded it from the default 1 to 2 GB of RAM) and I’ve installed Vista 32 bits on it. It’s been running smoothly until now (at least, it’s way better than I had anticipated). Ok, it has limitations, but after installing the drivers, I managed to get 2.7 on the Vista Score (which is not bad for the price I’ve paid  for it – a total of 400 euros for the PC + memory + 8GB USB stick for installing Vista). I’ve only had time to install some applications so I still don’t have any feedback on how it will react to more heavy weight use. For now, the only thing I can say is that it’s working ok and I’m really enjoying the battery lifetime and its weight!

On the negative side, I’m still not used to the right shift and the touchpad sucks (you need to go to a gym just for pushing the touchpad buttons!). I guess I’ll have more to say about this computer on the next days…