The Asus Eee PC 701 4G – A completely new concept

The Asus Eee PC 701 4G is a completely new concept. This project Asus calls a host of imitators and competitors on the plan. What you can expect from the new category of portable computers shows an example of the Asus Eee PC 701 4G.

Eee PC runs on Linux base

Even the software configuration is different from with full-sized notebooks: The operating system in version Xandros comes from the open-source Linux family.

Asus Eee PC 701 4G

There are plenty of pre-installed open source programs. The all too familiar 2.0, Firefox as a browser, Thunderbird for email, Pidgin for messaging. In total, there are 40 in number, including tutorials – the target group of students is obviously one of the envisaged clientele. The missing with Gimp photo editing a prominent and powerful representative may be due to the rather barren space. Who always – albeit often grudgingly – has worked on Microsoft Windows, the startled first back before Linux. However, even a person who is Windows mechanisms are already lapped, the user interface easy, intuitive, and fast after a few clicks – and the one or other defects click. It is structured as an index, above the tabs with inscriptions such as “work”, “games” or “Internet” under each tab are there large icons for the programs or for direct connections to Internet sites such as Wikipedia, to own webmail account or an Internet radio. The operation is completed by a well Windows user’s familiar taskbar at the bottom, where wired and wireless connections, volume or applications running in the background will be displayed.

Lean flash memory

PC 701 4G is powered by an Intel Celeron mobile processor with a clock speed of 900 MHz working frequency. There is a 512 MB DDR 2 memory, plus a so-called four-gigabyte solid-state drive. This consists of memory chips has several advantages: there are no moving parts, so it is shockproof, it is fast and it consumes less energy. Accounted for all programs is gone all too much free space. However, you can expand through SD or MMC memory cards, connections, there are also three USB 2.0, plus an Ethernet and a VGA output.


In the cable network is the Asus Eee PC 701 4G via a LAN port. The Wireless Network leads (802.11 b / g). Well, UMTS and related technologies are missing; the speed networks of the mobile operators therefore remain closed. However, this shortcoming is likely to get over predominantly price-conscious customers.