Evaluating the ASUS EeepC (900) for use as a cheap. lightweight WiFi laptop for students. Currently it sells for $749NZ, but the 901 is due soon (Double the processor speed and over double the battery life! – same weight & dimensions). It’s Linux OS and simple use of open-source and Web2 tools make it an ideal introduction to the world of Web2 in education.
EeePC screenshot – EeePC Internet based applications – opensource Linux.
- Web = Firefox2
- Links to Google Tools/Apps
- Messenger = Pidgin
- Mail App = Thunderbird
- Scripts for Bluetooth (requires additional BT dongle on 900 – builtin on 901)
- VODEM script, etc…