Eee Box Unboxed
Now that we've gotten everything up and running, let's take a moment to recap what has been done thus far. Then, I will relate my impressions.
We began setting up the machine by adding a pair of speakers and a USB hub. Additionally, a dongle for a wireless mouse and keyboard was installed without having to load any extra drivers. Then we connected to the wireless network, shared programs from the optical drive of a separate computer, and installed a dial-up modem. Programs were loaded onto the system and run very well. There was no problem getting online with the modem, and everything went well all around.
I think my parents will really love this new computer. It doesn't take up much space, is quiet, and uses a very small amount of electricity. They have the option of using a standard monitor or their TV to view the computer screen. And, best of all, it is compatible with all of their favorite programs, running them very snappily. They have been hesitant to upgrade, but I think this will truly impress them - especially considering that the machine only put me back $350.
And now, the moment of truth...
NEXT: The Hand-off
Part 0 - Introduction
* 0-1: Foreword
Part I - Plans and Preparations
* I-1: The Plan
* I-2: The Preparations
Part II - Unpacking the Eee Box
* II-1: Examining the Package
* II-2: Opening the Package
* II-3: Component and Accessory Layout
* II-4: Getting Ready for Setup
Part III - Setting Up for First Use
* III-1: Positioning the Eee Box
* III-2: Hooking Everything Up
* III-3: First Boot-Up
Part IV - Initial Run and Setup
* IV-1: Getting Acquainted with Splashtop
* IV-2: Loading Windows XP
* IV-3: Installing Applications
* IV-4: Going Online
* IV-5: Running Software
Part V - The End Results
* V-1: Impressions (You are here)
* V-2: The Hand-off
Part VI - Conclusion
* VI-1: Afterword