ASUS Eee PC Brings Computing to All with Linux
In bringing people together and connecting us to an inexhaustible resource of information, resources, and services, nothing comes close to the power of the computer and the Internet in empowering the individual. Yet, these benefits were not universally available in the past, mainly because many people found computers to be highly complex and difficult to use.
For its rugged build, and unrivalled ease of use, the ASUS Eee PC shatters all former barriers of access, putting the immense resource of the Internet within the reach of everyone. By mere point-and-click, it is changing the way we work, live and play.
Essentially, the Eee PC is a highly portable notebook computer with a difference, to make a difference: it is more compact than most notebooks; eschewing hard drive for flash storage, it is more lightweight and rugged; relying on Linux (users can also opt for Windows Vista), and industry-standard connectivity, it is also low-cost.
Application and Usage Scenari
Internet: As easy to operate as any electrical appliance like a toaster or table lamp, getting connected to the Internet with the Eee PC is simple and fuss-free, with or without wires. Once connected, the comprehensive suite of built-in software enables even the novice user to perform all manner of tasks.
These include getting in touch with loved ones via email, video conferencing, making low-cost long distance phone calls over the Internet, listening to streaming audio from the countless radio stations from all over the globe and keeping in touch with friends through instant messaging. Where needed, one can even access, create and share documents online, just through using the browser.
Work: Everything a laptop does, the Eee PC can too. For the professional, the Eee PC comes with a powerful selection of software to maximize personal productivity. The Dictionary is an especially handy reference while reading electronic books downloaded from the Internet; the Open Office suite of software enables the user to open, edit and create documents, presentations, spreadsheets and databases that are compatible with Microsoft Office.
Indeed, for journalists, photographers and other professionals who need to use a computer in the field to create, to communicate and to collaborate with other colleagues, the Eee PC’s combination of power, extreme portability and rugged build makes it the ideal computing solution.
Learn: The student or learner will not find a better tool than the Eee PC. Not only is it the key to the practically infinite well of educational resources on the Internet, the Eee PC, because it uses flash storage instead of a hard drive, is also extremely compact, lightweight and rugged: optimal characteristics for weathering rough handling and sharing space in overstuffed bags and cramped hostel rooms.
Yet because it is so user-friendly, it’s not only students but everyone – unencumbered by age, station or familiarity with information technology – who can pick up an Eee PC, connect, and embark on a personal learning adventure.
Play: Here, the Eee PC is just as adept as a partner in leisure. Picture, movies, music, Internet radio, games; there is never a dull moment, as the Eee PC is the personal computer that goes anywhere, and does anything. Indeed, in offering the versatility of conventional, full-sized notebooks, and the portability and low cost of single-application personal gadgets, the Eee PC presents the best all-round solution for personal entertainment on the go.