The MacBook Air by Asus

The MacBook Air by Asus

Range Govindan
Mar 4, 2009

Everyone loved the MacBook Air when it came out. So thin that it could fit inside an envelope. Now, the only problem I found with that laptop was that it didn't have enough ports and upgrading it would be a pain. A newer version was recently released. However, Asus have taken it upon themselves to expand their gigantic Eee PC product line to include something very slim, that is quite akin to a MacBook Air. Call it the Air for people who don't want to pay the premium for the Apple brand name.

I've noticed that a lot of women enjoy the MacBook Air. For anyone wanting something as slim as that, you don't have many choices. There is an MSI model out there, the X-Slim, that tries to do something similar as the new Asus Eee PC 1008HA. I like how the Asus Eee PC line is evolving. The initial models were pretty block-like and unappealing. Now, this new thin model looks pretty neat.

The netbook is 1" thick and weighs 2.4 pounds. It has a curved plastic body, reminding us of the MacBook Air. It's got similar specs to all of the Eee PCs that are on the market right now. This will go a long way to making Eee PCs more appealing. Personally, I think that Eee PCs are great for certain tasks. However, I'd never use a gadget like that for anything serious. It's perfect to take with you on travels and to store your photos if you've got one with a large HD. Naturally, this isn't a Mac. That's something you need to think about. However, since the prices of the Eee PCs are all around $300-500, it costs a fraction of the price of a MacBook Air.

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