For years I was posting these here blog posts from what can only be described as a janky laptop. And by janky I mean of inferior quality, broken down, undesirable. It was old and slow and crusty looking, unpredictable and unworthy of the kind of greatness I yearn to achieve.
So when I was offered the opportunity to participate in a PC loaner program and review the Karim Rashid ASUS Eee PC Netbook for a year, I JUMPED at the chance.
I had already daydreamed of getting a netbook – what with my busy travel schedule, a smaller computer was starting to become a real necessity. And what with my desire to be as fashionable as possible at all times – this sleek, seashell-inspired designer computer seemed to be a perfect fit!
It’s been a few months and I’ve been thoroughly road testing this machine. Now I can REALLY tell you what I dig about it, and why – if you’re considering getting a new computer – the Karim Rashid ASUS Eee PC Netbook could be for you.
#1 – The size. If you travel, size matters. I’ve gotten to the point where I really try to pack light, because air travel makes me feel like Gulliver in the land of Lilliput. When I’m strapped in my seat and passengers are seated at either side of me, there’s barely any room for us all to breathe. So having a small, light machine that can easily fit on a tray table is a HUGE plus. With the eee PC I don’t need to pack a big laptop bag. My regular oversized purse will do just fine! On my last flight from California to Chicago, I was able to put in some serious work while on the plane. So amazing.
#2 – The look. Karim Rashid’s seashell design comes in two colors – an uber bright pink, and a subtle coffee brown. I’ve got the coffee brown,and its so cool! It’s sleek, stylish without being over-styled, if you know what I mean. It’s the kind of machine you’d feel proud to slip out of your purse if you wind up sitting backstage at a show during New York Fashion Week, for example. Slicker than your average.
#3 – The technology. The Asus eee PC runs Windows 7, which I am loving more and more as I use it. Full disclosure: I’ve always been a PC girl, so all of the programs I’m used to using as here, just better with cooler tabs and features to make getting work done even easier. And I don’t know if you’ve been watching TV lately but this whole Cloud thing is pretty awesome. I look forward to figuring out how it works and sharing my eventual review with you!
It retails for less than $500, so compared to other “designer” netbooks and laptops, it’s a pretty good deal all around. By no means am I a computer expert, but I do use one practically every moment of every day. And the eee PC has been making me a very happy blogger!
I’ll be road testing the eee PC for a full year, so expect more occasional updates about how it’s working for me.
Do you have a netbook, or a laptop? What’s your machine of choice these days?