|thisisfortherandom sent: Hi! I saw you did a post about getting an Asus Eee Slate and was wondering how you liked it so far?? I'm considering saving some money for one but would like to hear about others personal experiences with it x)|
The EEE Slate is a great piece of hardware and I like it a lot! It’s really supported with drivers and updates on Win7 and Win8 both. It ran Photoshop CS2 and Paint Tool SAI both really swimmingly once the touch drivers were turned off (I tend to rest my hand on the screen)
I had a few issues with it, it doesn’t have a lot of battery life. I may be able to get a couple hours out of it at most, but I also run it at top lighting settings. The fan on it is really noisy. Like, deafeningly slow. From what I’ve read about it it’s an issue with the BIOS, it automatically caps the fan’s top speed at turn on and doesn’t clock it back down as needed. Good for the computer’s overall life, but bad for my ears. Also, even with a fresh install of Win8 it chokes on the newest version of Photoshop. It’s actually a joke on how slow it runs. It just doesn’t have the processor to handle all that junk in Photoshop’s trunk. However as I said earlier, it can handle the earlier versions of Photoshop really well.
Overall it’s a great computer and it really is worth the value! Mine is just getting on in years. It’s two in August and I’m sure by now they’ve upgraded the one they’re currently selling at least a little??