"Stylish Performance"4.5 starson by evilgoosey
Pros: Super svelt design, The keyboard on the 1018pb is surprisingly nicer and easier to use than the one on the Toshiba NB305, Outstanding battery life, Very light and sturdy.
Cons: Multi-touch gestures on the touchpad are a bit tough to use...but I don't use them much anyhow. Windows 7...good lord microsoft.
Summary: Setting up the system was a breeze, I had to go in and remove a few things (crapware) but all in all it was cake. Immediately tested out youtube...ran like a champ. Regular 360p videos didn't raise a single issue, the 480p only occasionally had a hiccup..even the 720p videos ran "relatively" smoothly but make no mistake, this machine isn't meant for HD enthusiasts. The sound on this netbook is great, far better speakers on this baby than found on my old Lenovo S10. Performance wise I was astounded by the 1018pb's ability to launch items quickly, and multitask efficiently. I had itunes, limewire and google chrome running simultaneously without a hitch. Now for children and teens alike yearning to play mass effect 2 on this netbook...forget about it. However! I tested out a few games (Garrys Mod, Counter Strike Source, The Ship, Trackmania Nations) and all of them ran extremely well on low to medium settings. To wrap it up, I've been running on battery for about 6 hours now and I've still got some juice left in this magical device. If you're a college student looking for a durable, portable alternative to a laptop and dont mind trading off some of the functionality of a core i7 for it, than this netbook is nearly a must buy.