Laptop Mag reviews EeePC S101. Verdict: Pretty but pricey

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Laptop Mag’s conclusions about the attractive and ultra-this EeePC S101 are the proverbial mixed bag. Every angle has a pro and con to contend with: it’s far more attractive and svelte than other netbooks, but it’s got faffy bling like Swarovski crystals on it, too. It offers a MacBook Air-like form for about a third of the price–$700– but the specs are worse than the top-end normal Eee, which is just $480.

How much are you willing to pay for style? The Eee PC S101 ($699) is hands-down the best looking mini-notebook we have seen, and its thin size and small footprint make it a machine that you’ll want to show off to the world.

Asus Eee PC S101 [Laptop Mag]

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5 Responses to Laptop Mag reviews EeePC S101. Verdict: Pretty but pricey

  1. dculberson says:

    Matt Miller, fewer pixels does make things bigger. No magic about it. Unless you’ve got a resolution independent OS, more pixels in the same area makes things smaller.

    A 10″ LCD at 1024 x 600 is a pretty decent DPI; far better than a 19″ LCD running 1280×1024.

  2. Matthew Miller says:

    1024×600. “Best looking” if you’re not actually looking at it.

  3. tagecho says:

    Nice laptop.

  4. Garr says:

    #1:
    You know, this is a 10″ monitor. Don’t know about you but I like to leave my microscope at home when I’m traveling.

  5. Matthew Miller says:

    #2: I’m talking about screen resolution, not size. Having fewer pixels doesn’t magically make things bigger, except in that it mandates your fonts must be above a certain size to be readable.

    A higher-resolution LCD would allow you to leave the microscope at home, read text more clearly, and fit more on the screen when you need to.

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