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Unboxed: Asus Eee PC S101

We've been waiting an age to get our hands on the so–called "ultimate" Eee PC and it finally landed on our door mat late last night. The Eee PC S101 i

We’ve been waiting an age to get our hands on the so–called “ultimate” Eee PC and it finally landed on our door mat late last night. The Eee PC S101 is nothing like its plasticky predecessors. Its got a rather sleek metal “mocha brown” body, is far slimmer than the 901 and looks a million miles classier than any other netbook we’ve seen.First impressions then, are good. But what can we expect from a machine that’s going to hit you for £449 when it finally launches next month. Well, this model here has a mere 16GB SSD, although Asus has told us there’ll be a 64GB edition good–to–go come November.There’s 2GB of RAM, seeing off all other netbook competition and the ubiquitous Intel Atom processor to get things going nicely. It’s a 10.2in laptop, meaning it’s far easier to type away on, with the keyboard seemingly cut from far better cloth than the bottom–end netbooks we’ve played with.We’re off to work on a hands–on video and full review, so stay tuned for more. While you wait, make sure you check out our feature on what to look for in a new netbook.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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Computing, mobile, audio, smart home

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