Hands on with the Windows Eee PC

Asus has given PC Pro a hands-on demonstration of the first Eee PC running Windows XP at CeBIT 2008.

Hands on with the Windows Eee PC

The XP machine we were testing featured 1GB of RAM and 4GB storage, and ran exceedingly well. Applications are responsive, even when Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and other applications were running in the background.

However, we did find a couple of machines around the room displaying the familiar Windows bug report screen – which a spokesperson simply put down to a lot of people, trying to do a lot of different things with the machines.

XP seems to work perfectly well within the confines of the 7in screen, and though the Start menu swamps half the screen when expanded, there are no problems with the fonts or scrollbars falling off the side of the screen.

The XP-bunded Eee PC does not feature Open Office, however, unlike its Linux counterpart. Instead users get the considerably less feature-packed Microsoft Works.

Asus has also unveiled the 9in version of the Eee PC at CeBIT – Click here for a full report.

Click here for PC Pro’s full coverage of CeBIT 2008

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