Asus Booth Tour: Eee PC Heaven



I had a chance to run through the Asus booth and it’s amazing how much focus is on the Eee PC line. Asus has a decent amount of floor space and I’d guestimate that at least half of it is devoted to netbooks. I was joking last night that I’m waiting to see Asus “create” a new model that was exactly the same as an older one. How they keep all these straight with the minor feature differences is beyond me.

I did get my hands finger on the Asus Eee PC T91 to tap the resistive touch-display. Since the unit was looping a vid, all I could do was move the cursor around: nothing earth-shattering in the experience as it’s the same as any other decent resistive touch panel. I was happy to see N10J with the improved keyboard. Have a walk around with me….


Robert J. Sawyer

That’s a much improved keyboard on the Asus, but I gotta say the Acer Aspire One has an even better (more traditional) layout, with a proper oversize right shift key. (I’m a touch typist and bought an Acer over the current Asus models because of the keyboard … and would still do so, even with the improvements shown above.)


N280/GN40 on the 1004DN? Interesting if intel finally is moving away from the GMA 950 in netbooks?

Kevin C. Tofel

I did use it and while not ideal due to the size, it’s more usable for traditional touch-typists. You nailed it on compromises; mobile tech is ALL about compromises. :)


Hey Kevin, while you were at the ASUS booth, did you get a chance to try out the new right shift key? It seems more accessible, but it’s still a tiny shift key. There will always be compromises.

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