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Monday, February 25, 2008

10 reasons not to buy the Asus Eee PC 2G Surf

That's the title of a very well written article published at Pocketables.net.

A quick look at the official specs chart appears to confirm that the 2G Surf is identical to its brethren in every way except that the 4G Surf has a 4GB flash drive; the 4G has a 4GB flash drive, webcam, and longer battery life; and the 8G has all of that plus a bigger SSD (8GB) and more RAM (1GB). Great! Buying the 2G Surf will save those who don't need the extra storage $50 and those who also don't need the webcam and extra runtime $100 with no additional sacrifice.

That's what the official product page would lead consumers to believe, anyway. The truth is that the Eee PC 2G Surf is so compromised that at its current price, it's not worth buying at all.

I agree fully with the author of this article. But even more, to me the Asus Eee is only comparable with one of those toys from the One Laptop for Child campaign. If you are looking a cheap laptop capable of doing all that your teenager child wants to do, do not waste your money and "time" - yes because you will have to spend sometime talking with the store to get it returned back. If you still want this machine and you are willing to spend time upgrading it - not the Surf but the 4G ones - then check JKKMobile, JKK has all kind of information about all kind of hardware hacks possible on this subnotebook.

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