Eee PC Unboxing & Preview

December 30, 2007  |  My Life, My New Toys, New Products, Reviews, Techie, Weekend

The previous post can’t be considered as an important one because in the end I did not give you much information about the device itself rather than showing you that it arrived.  Here however, I’ll list a few things I noticed initially when I opened the box with a few pictures attached as well, might get a bit long but bear with me (rawr).  I headed out to Aramex this morning to pick it up I guess the guys there who answered my call the one I did from bed, where I had just woken up and was trying my best to not sound like I was still asleep asking if I can pass by to pick it up, yeah that call! They responded by saying that I can pick it up from now until 3pm since that’s their closing time, I woke up and got dressed then headed out to pick it up with Lilo, YourBattlefield, Cheers, and Pops.  So we get there and I walked in with Lilo to get it, since Lilo is sooo excited about the “Pee Eee Ceee!” That’s what she calls it! We grab it I pay and head out.  Check out the pictures below of when I unboxed it at Grandma’s house.  Notice I’m trying to cut things short and not spend too much time blabbering on.

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The box it came in, with my information blurred out of course!

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Open the Amazon Box to find another box inside, it’s sooo small and purty!

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The box outside of its mama box.  I don’t want to bore you with any side angles.

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One of my Uncle’s was around including Lilo and once I opened the box and he saw that, he went “WOWWW!” It’s sooo small! It truly is! And well built!

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The Eee PC outside of it’s plastic glory and without the battery.  I like the Black but I’ll be seeing a White one soon to judge.

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Inside the box: Battery, Neoprene Pouch, Charger (with a US plug and no adapter for it, but it works for other regions as well), the manuals and the Drivers CD.

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The laptop sitting there with the pouch and the charger.  It’s a little bugger ;p

Now we get to the part where I instill a bit of extra information hopefully about it.  Initial thoughts are that it’s quite small and it sort of freaked me out because I don’t know it just did.  I turned it on and went through the initial set up, it was so fast and responsive which got a few thumbs up from me.  The OS is really easy to use and yet there are pet peeves about it that you just can’t help but notice, example is the fact that whenever you turn it on you have to manually select the wirless network you want to connect to.  Another is that it’s really weird how to install programs, like Skype told me there was an update and I downloaded it but I didn’t know how to install it, I still don’t.  Oh and if you want to install Skype with Video Calling that’s another story, just reading about it online made my hair stand straight on my head (an expression of course).  The keyboard is tiny but can be okay for touch-typing, only trouble is that right “shift” button which is tiny and has an arrow pointing up next to it.  I kept clicking the arrow button instead of it since it’s really really tiny, otherwise no trouble there.  Arabic text on Xandros (the OS) is broken and a little messed up sometimes.  I feel tempted to install XP on it but I still worry that it will mess it up.  My sister is in love with the Penguin Racer and so am I.  I can’t help it but it reminds me of that Skiing game we had back on Windows 3.11 (Remember?)  Watching Videos is cool on it, the Webcam is quite nice for a small basic camera, wish it had something like PhotoBooth on it, it would’ve been cool.  Otherwise, it’s quite sturdy for a 399$ machine.

More thoughts will come up later on as I continue to use it.  That is if Lilo let’s me!

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10 Comments


  1. wow .. its pretty cheap for a little PC … Interesting for sho’

  2. Kewl! Im getting one soon inshalla!

  3. it’s adorable but it’s too small! *me blind*

  4. 399$?!?!??!?!!? thats it?? that is very cheap!! definitely something that can come in handy, but not now :P

  5. ok trying again the gravatar thing…. test comment :P

  6. that’s Nice ;) … I heard of it alot – i’m getting a laptop soon, but i’m lookin for a stronger system (no hate) …waiting for penryn.

  7. Laialy_q8 : Yeah it is, and you can install XP on it if you don’t want Linux.

    Midoe : Cool, I’d be happy to read your thoughts about it.

    EniGma : I know your feeling hehehe I am still contemplating my own It’s a maybe right now.

    Fonzy : Yeah it is, it’s for those trips abroad where you need something basic to answer Emails and such.

    KWT23 : I’m waiting for MacWorld!

  8. how small is it ? could you get a shot with something ? like a phone or something

  9. Now thats damn small!!!! Enjoy it!! hahahaa!

  10. Rayboy : I posted a couple of shots before in comparison to a Macbook Pro and it’s really small. I am sorry I couldn’t post one in comparison to a phone. It’s 7inches though.

    Marzouq : Thanks although it’s not for me hehe but my Uncle and little sister sure are enjoying theirs.