One of the hottest electronic devices on the market right now is the Asus Eee PC netbook. This subnotebook is one of the most mobile computers on the market, and their popularity is constantly rising.
For an ultraportable Asus Eee PC 900 you can get them these days for around $300. Buy.com currently has a Sale on the factory refurbished version with a Celeron 900MHz, 512MB RAM, a 4GB solid state drive, and a Linux OS for only $179.99 with free shipping in both galaxy black and white.
The Asus Eee PC design makes it rugged when it is currently being toted around. The solid state drive provides storage that has no moving parts which prevents the data from being compromised if the device is dropped. This computer is small enough to fit in bags and purses. The keyboard is not the best for big hands and would take most users to adjust but it works fine. Three USB 2.0 ports allow USB devices to connect to the computer. It has both wireless networking capability and an ethernet port.
Due to the limited amount of disk storage on the Eee PC, it’s a machine that depends on the internet cloud (with services like Flickr and Google Docs) as an extended storage device to accompany its expansion card slots. The Linux version has OpenOffice for writing documents, managing spreadsheets, and everything else Microsoft Office does. It has an internet browser and an email client. Linux is a very stable operating system, free to everyone, and easy to use.
For the price and the compact design, this is the ideal device for anyone who needs to have a terminal with them to wire into the internet to surf the web, download, and write email while they’re out and about. It’s a basic setup, but it’s all you really need to cruise the information superhighway.