Why an Asus Eee PC?

Asus Eee PC vs MacBook.

Though I’ve always wanted to buy a MacBook, it was hard to resist getting an Asus Eee PC considering its relatively low price. Since I have another laptop, the Eee’s supposed to fit well into my system: a primary laptop for photo editing and heavy work, with the Eee for mobile computing and simple show–and–tell stuff.

I’ve been loving the Eee, but I’m not sure if life’s any better juggling two computers. Interestingly, I’ve been doing most of my recent coding tasks on the Eee instead of the more ergonomic, bigger laptop. Go figure.

As an aside, there is an ongoing Asus Eee PC design contest called “dress mEee up” which aims to find a winning design for a custom Philippine edition model. The winner gets to have the design used in the market, and gets one Eee PC with the winning design. Even if you don’t have an Eee, you can join the contest. This is your chance to get yourself your own Eee PC!

Another aside, Asus Eee PC Hacks is a new blog I’m running, to help you get the most out of your Eee PC. And then there’s mobile! which is another (older) blog on laptops and mobile devices, but also getting hits related to the Asus Eee PC.

So is the Eee PC a good buy? Get one if you can find one. It’s on the small side, but it lets you do things you couldn’t do with a desktop or a laptop. It wouldn’t be easy using it as your primary computer though. For 20 thousand pesos (or less) though, it’s a good mobile device.

21 Responses

  1. Interesting… I’ve been wanting a MacBook myself but since my wallet won’t allow me to have one just yet, I might consider the teeny weeny mobile gadget. My aging Neo Q-note can still handle the big graphics work anyway.

    What OS are you running on it btw?

  2. My sister and I were just talking about the eee (I feel like I’m squealing lol) during dinner. It’s selling for such a low price, so I’m slightly tempted. Nice to read a positive review on it.

  3. cute gadget, but still a bit pricey.. i’ll have to tinker with it on my next visit to a gadget store..

    on a sidenote..

    eeee!! ang pogi naman ni mike!! =D

  4. @jaemark: Merong 2G model na $199 yung SRP eh, baka yun yung nabili nya.

    @Trebs: The Eee’s one fine small PC. I’m running winxp now. :)

    @Amanda: It is well worth the price, believe me. We’ve got three here at home. ;)

    @Rian: Think of it not as a small gadget, but rather a small PC. :)

    @deuts: Thanks.

    @Macnerdzcare: I’m surprised someone with your site would comment on mine. SEO perhaps? Thanks for the comment anyway. :)

    @Juned: Ang kulit mo dude, para kang si LA Lopez… Hehehe. :p

  5. Yes, I’ve decided last month that I’ll be getting it. I almost did last month, but thank God that a bunch of circumstances forced me not to buy it (like the perennial out of stock situation–they’re selling like pancakes!!!) because I realized that it won’t fit my budget. But come April, I’m definitely getting one. :-)

  6. I’ve read somewhere that they’re coming up with new models with a 9- or 10-inch screen but on the same frame. Now that would be sweet…

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