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New ASUS 1025C- Flare series

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Just gave this to my little girl for her 8th birthday this morning.

It's a nice feeling Netbook but I am extremely disappointed that the memory is not upgradable without ripping out the motherboard which I am not going to do because I don't want to void the warranty with a kid using it... All the reviews and videos I watched/read before purchasing said that the 1025C could change memory VIA a little door underneath the computer, nope... Very disappointing for a ASUS Netbook product.

Ah well, it will bother me not her so I guess it shouldn't matter. I do have a 2GB chip that I can't use now.

Anyways here are some pictures. The laptop is pretty quick for what it has. The instant on feature that works when the system is in standby is literally instant on from sleep to active which is pretty nice.

It has a great feel when you are holding on to it. It's not glossy and the flat satin paint almost feels like it gives you extra grip. It comes with a nice amount of USB ports and a HDMI port to display @ 1080P which I though was very impressive.

I wanted to put a SSD in it but considering how hard it is to get into the internals I probably won't bother with that either.

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How's the battery life on that? I hear it's a PowerVR SGX545 inside.
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I haven't used it so I couldn't tell you but the sticker on it claims 12hr battery life. Being that she likes to play games, I doubt it will last that long. I am installing Wizard 101 right now.

2 core, 2 virtual cores. It's pretty quick. Every for 1GB of memory I am surprised at how well it moves around.
Edited by wireeater - 3/11/12 at 9:11am
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x5 Yates Loon Medium 120mm fans (push) Windows 7 Profesional 3xASUS VS248H-P 24" (Eyefinity) Logitech Wireless 
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