This is a review of the Asus Eee PC 1001P Netbook. I am a consumer and I believe that the Asus netbooks are the best netbooks available right now. The Asus netbook that I have is called an Asus Eee PC Seashell 1001P and it is white. I purchased my Asus Eee PC netbook from WalMart for $318.00 and to say that I am happy with my Asus netbook would be an understatement.
Prior to buying this netbook I owned a Toshiba Laptop and an HP PC. I have a lot of experience with computers but I’ve never tried a netbook until now. I wish I had bought this netbook before getting my larger Toshiba laptop. The Toshiba laptop is huge and heavy with only 3 hours of use on a fully charged battery. This Asus netbook is smaller, much lighter, nicer looking and I get a full 11 hours of freedom from a single charge. My Toshiba laptop broke while it was within the 1 year warranty but Toshiba would not fix it because they said I use my computer too much. I do use my computer for 5 – 10 hours a day and this little netbook really keeps up with me. I have had it for almost as long as my laptop and I have had zero problems with it. I can’t stress that enough, this Asus netbook is perfect while the larger Laptop sits unused because it needs a $300 repair.
Before owning the netbook I was under the impression that netbooks were too small, slow, had no storage space and were designed for children. I was totally wrong, I got used to the size of the netbook and it is so light and portable that I actually prefer the small size. It easily fits in my purse and it only weighs 2.8 pounds. Since the battery life gives me 11 hours I never need to tote the battery charger around. Sometimes I miss the number pad on the right side of the keyboard but that is all that I miss. It is one of those situations where the positives outweigh the negative. The netbook is very fast, just as fast as a laptop, which is much faster than I thought it would be. It even comes equipped with a webcam and awesome loud speakers. Netbooks are cute for kids and they are a good size for children but they are great for adults as well.
I have to comment about how this Asus Eee PC 1001P Seashell looks. I have the white version which is a pearly white on the outside and it also has a white keyboard. The outside is textured with a small checkerboard pattern that looks really pretty when you hold it up to the light. I love the fact that it is textured because it is easy to keep the netbook looking clean without much effort. Fingerprints are not a problem on the screen either because it has a matte finish as opposed to a glossy one. A matte screen is easier to look at too because it reduces glare. The white keyboard is very attractive in my opinion and overall a white netbook is gender neutral.
The storage space is fine for me, it has 1GB DDR2 system memory, 250GB hard drive and an Intel Atom N450 processor. At the time that I bought the Asus Eee PC netbook I knew what all those numbers meant but I really don’t remember anymore. All I know now is that it is more than enough space and speed for me and like I said before I use the computer A LOT. This little netbook is really the best computer I have had, it is so reliable, sturdy and easy to use that I will be an Asus customer from now on. I cannot think of anything negative to say about Asus and that is the truth.