Naga Chokkanathan

Archive for January 2015

Asus has asked an interesting question to computer users. They have provided two of their latest products, asking people to choose the one which suits their lifestyle.

I reviewed those two products. They are:

ASUS EeeBook X205TA


ASUS All in One PC ET2040

I must say the category between these two (bulky laptop) is the most popular one today. But this will change for sure, given its limitations. So, I thought about my use case and the one which will suit me the best.

I am not a heavy computing user. That means, I don’t play games or download/ watch large videos. My tasks are restricted to Email, Notepad and Browser.

Among these three, I want mobility. Means, instead of Notepad, I will settle for Evernote, which syncs my notes on the cloud and I can access it anywhere.

In addition, I expect the keyboard to be slightly bigger than usual, because I type a lot.

With these requirements, when I review these two products, I am leaning towards the EeeBook option. The Desktop is also interesting; I would love to use it at home. But EeeBook is a choice which will satisfy all my requirements.

These are the top 5 reasons why I made this choice:

1. Light weight. As I need to carry this to most of the places I go, it shouldn’t be too heavy. It may not be as light as a tablet computer, at the same time, ASUS EeeBook’s promise of < 1Kg weight is a strong selling point

2. Similarly, it is thin (1.75 cm). So, I don’t have to carry a bulky bag for it (which may be heavier than EeeBook itself :-P). I can go for a simple bag which is easy while travelling. I assume it will be easy to use in a car or bus seat, which is normally difficult for a regular laptop

3. Battery power: ASUS EeeBook promises all day computing (12+ hours of Browser usage). This will be very useful because I don’t have to carry a charger, except when the trip is longer than a day

4. I owned a netbook (from a different manufacturer) earlier. It was not a great product. It worked fine initially. But slowly, it deteriorated and became super slow. I still have that netbook thinking what can be done with it. I assume ASUS EeeBook won’t have such a problem because of the Quad-core processor it has

5. Price. I see that ASUS EeeBook is available at a price less than Rs 15,000, which is very competitive when compared to regular laptops. With multiple options in terms of color and design, I feel this will be a strong selling point

To summarize, ASUS EeeBook looks very good, I hope they have done their research and taken care of all the typical netbook issues in this product. Looking forward to seeing this product live in Bangalore soon!



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