View Full Version : Asus Eee 4G size photos.

03-11-2008, 06:40 PM
Here are a few photos to show just how small this micro notebook is.

On the left, my HP 14" notebook. On the right, the Asus 7” Eee 4G. Both are running XP second edition.

Another angled side by side view.

And a thickness comparison.

The HP isn't that large of a notebook. I bought it because of its diminutive dimensions compared to 15 and 17" notebooks. The Asus is much smaller by comparison.

\m/ Rich \m/
03-11-2008, 07:22 PM
pretty neat.. its definitely a compact machine, thats for sure!

03-11-2008, 09:02 PM
only thing I really wish it had would be either more storage, or an onboard DVD drive. I know you can't have everything in one package, but I would rather have a 40GB platter based HDD then a 4/8GB SSD based drive.

03-11-2008, 11:56 PM
Oddly enough, 4GB is quite a bit of storage for what you would be doing with this. As I mentioned on the rant thread, with the OS nLited, MS word 2003, and Corel Paint Shop Pro XI installed, I still haven't used half of my onboard storage. There is plenty of room for all your productivity software with some space to spare. Think of the flash drive as your built in floppy, but only much larger, and you would find that storage is more then sufficient for most needs. You could save all your documents and files to the flash drive, and keep your internal HD for programs. What more do most people need? It is the perfect tool for a professional that is on the go. Just don’t expect to touch type on it with big fingers.

03-12-2008, 01:39 PM
yeah, I know the the HDD is big enough for applications and such, but one thing I woul be intestered in is using it as a portable media player as well. 4G is a little small for even the tiniest music/movie collections

03-13-2008, 06:36 PM
I was considering that little computer, but was afraid that with my fingers, I would constantly be hitting two keys at a time. How is using the keyboard?

03-13-2008, 07:22 PM
The keys are small. Not good for touch typing with big fingers. However, I have found that I can type fast enough with two fingers, but not anywhere as fast as I could touch typing. Not something I would want to write a book on though. With that said, one can always use a full sized USB keyboard, but that sort of defeats the purpose of being portable.

\m/ Rich \m/
03-13-2008, 11:23 PM
actually ive got a keyboard that would suit that perfectly, its made of rubber or something and folds up or rolls up.. if you have a bag or case for the EEE, it may fit in there.

03-15-2008, 10:49 AM
That is a good point.

For those of you wondering what comes with the Linux distro on the Eee, I found this interactive desktop.


\m/ Rich \m/
03-16-2008, 04:00 AM
Dude that is too frikkin' cool... i wonder if that could be installed on an older laptop?

03-16-2008, 12:08 PM
I have no idea. I would think the difficulty would be in getting the recovery disk from Asus, or a copy of one.

03-16-2008, 03:00 PM
it reminds me of an over sized pda ... lol

\m/ Rich \m/
03-16-2008, 03:50 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Chako</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have no idea. I would think the difficulty would be in getting the recovery disk from Asus, or a copy of one.


i suppose you didnt make a backup, did you?