After giving my old netbook (the VIA C7-M powered 7” Quanta IL-1 based One A120) to my mother so that she can surf the web while being in hospital for cancer treatment, I noticed that I do in fact miss having a netbook. So I got myself a new one, the Atom Pinetrail powered ASUS Eee PC 1001p.

It is a nice netbook, though I still run Windows XP on it, because I don't have time right now to install and customize Linux, I just need this beast to work at university—preparing examinations isn't fun. What I really like is the fact that it is pretty much non glossy—the mouse and power buttons are, the screen bezel is and that's it, the case is matte and has a carbon like finish.. well, just take a look at it.

Of course it lacks some features that were nice to have, e.g. a touchscreen would be great, bluetooth is not included (in case you need it) and in current distributions the WLan chip (a new Atheros one) is still unsupported—I don't know whether the LAN is right now (will edit this if necessary). And than there is one more thing: The left shift key is pretty small, while the right one is just huge—as I do use the left one more often than the right one, this is an issue for me, but I feel like I am getting used to it, so you most likely will as well. Another keyboard issue: It could be more silent, and it bends a little bit—the bend should be easy to fix, maybe the bend fix will make the keyboard more silent…

That's it for now. More to follow, possibly.

Otherwise you might want to check out the unboxing video Balazs from [German] made (IMHO the black one I have is much more beautiful ;-) ).