Monday, December 10, 2007

Coolest Little Laptop Around

Hubby just got an Asus EEE Surf-Galaxy pc. It is one slick little unit! It has 512RAM and 4GB flash hard drive, 3 USB ports, network adapter, card reader, built in speakers, wireless for both b & g, and webcam. With the webcam it runs $399, without it the cost is $350.

To the delight of some and fears of others, it runs completely on open source software, but can run Windows XP. Open Office for productivity, The Tux Apps for fun, several games for learning and just plain fun.

Check out their website for complete details.

The only downside to this that I could find, really is only something that goes with the territory. Because of the size of the unit, the keys are small and seem awkwardly placed, but it doesn't take long to adjust. The other thing I discovered in the built in Dictionary is the "creative" language scattered throughout. If students were going to use it on a regular basis, I may find another tool to use in its place.

Other than that, it's truly an awesome little machine for the cost!


Kim Collazo said...

Just catching up on my blog reading, and saw your post on the Asus Eee Galaxy! What a coincidence! I am currently working on a grant to use these nifty little laptops as a one to one option for my science kids! Would love to hear more about your time with it since I am commenting on a post over a month old! Love your blog, BTW!