Ultra Mobile Notebooks

The Asus Eee PC 701 is an affordable mini notebook that’s easy to use

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  • As small as a DVD case.
  • Light and highly portable.
  • Up to 3.5 hours battery life.
  • Watch films & videos anywhere.
  • Stay connected to the Internet.

A truly affordable portable wireless notebook

If you’re a computer novice and need an affordable laptop that easily connects to the Internet – the Asus Eee PC 701 is for you. It’s ready to go right out of the box.

You can easily pay over £1,000 for a laptop this small, light and portable. The Asus Eee PC 701 is a real bargain.

Just half the size of a normal laptop

When you get this little ultraportable laptop in your hands, you’ll be impressed with just how lightweight and compact it is. It’s small enough to easily fit into your backpack, school bag, or briefcase. And weighing just 0.92 kg, you’ll hardly even know it’s there.

The Asus Eee PC 701 netbook really has been designed for use on the move.

Easy to use design

The Linux operating system (OS) is simple to use, even for novices, making it an ideal laptop for students and children. It has an easy-to-understand tab-based interface that’s much easier to use than Windows®. However, if you’re already familiar with Windows, it’s also available with XP Home.

It starts up in less than 15 seconds and comes preloaded with all the software most people will ever need, including Firefox for surfing the Net; Thunderbird for e-mail; Pidgin for instant messaging; OpenOffice for word processing, spreadsheets and databases; and Acrobat for reading ebooks.

You also get software for managing photos, music and videos. And a media player for playing your music and videos. Speaking of videos…

Watch films and videos in widescreen

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Easily perform any task on the 7" LED backlit widescreen display, whether word processing, editing photos, or browsing the Web. The built-in stereo speakers will make it a joy to watch your favourite videos.

The Asus Eee PC 701 has a matte screen, making this an ideal laptop for outdoor use.

Robust shockproof storage for your files

The Eee 701’s shockproof Solid State Drive (SSD) is designed to withstand everyday bumps and bangs. Knock a regular notebook off your lap and you’d be lucky if the hard disk drive still worked. With the Eee 701 you can take comfort in knowing your precious photos and documents are safe.

The 701 has 2GB – 8GB of storage (depending on model), so plenty of room to store your music, photos, and documents. If you need more storage space you can add an SD card – a 4GB card can be yours for under a tenner.

Great battery life

You can get from 2.8 to 3.5 hours battery life with normal use thanks to Intel’s Celeron mobile 800 and 900GHz processors. It won’t let you down, whether you’re watching videos, doing your homework, sitting in the park chatting to friends on Bebo.

Stay in touch with wireless networking

The Eee PC 701 has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g wireless networking built-in that automatically connects to the Internet at any hotspot.

With the built-in 0.3 megapixel webcam and microphone you can video chat with friends and family, or just use Skype to make free phone calls. (There is no webcam on the Surf models.)

An ideal notebook for students and children

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The Linux operating system’s Easy Mode has six tabs, including one titled Learn. Selecting this tab will give you the options of Science, Language, Math, Paint and Web Learn, which take you to learning resources. Under the Science option, for example, there’s a periodic table and a planetarium.

One of the forty included software applications is a Wikipedia look-up tool, so you can quickly look up facts or research your homework. The speedy processor means you’ll get your schoolwork finished in record time, and so get to spend more time to hanging out with friends and playing Wii.

It weights just 0.92kg and is roughly the size of a DVD case or a hardback book. And it’s tough enough to survive in a school bag or backpack.

Selling like hotcakes

An ultra portable laptop capable of running multiple applications, with wireless connectivity, small enough to take everywhere, and at a bargain price — what more could you ask?

Eee PCs are highly-desirable and stocks sell out quickly. Asus expects to sell more than 4 million Eee PCs this year. It’s easy to see why.

Key features

  • Up to 3.5 hours battery life means you can get more done between charges.
  • Shockproof solid state drive means your precious files are safe.
  • Watch films & videos on the 7" widescreen LCD display.
  • Small and light enough to take with you everywhere.
  • Surf the Internet with high-speed Wi-Fi.

Asus Eee PC 701 specification
Operating System Genuine Windows XP® Home or GNU Linux
Display 7" 800 x 480
Intel CPU & Chipset Intel Celeron 800 or 900MHz
Wireless Data Network WLAN 802.11b/g
Memory 512MB (DDR2)
SSD Storage 2 to 8GB
Webcam 0.3M Pixel
Audio High definition stereo speakers, microphone
Battery 4 Cells, 2.8–3.5 hours*
Weight 0.92 kg (2.0 lbs)
Colours Pure White, Galaxy Black, Lush Green, Sky Blue, Blush Pink

* Actual battery life is subject to normal usage, configuration, and model type.