So you have now all heard about the fun I have had getting my ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-H netbook working with Windows 7 with the latest and greatest BIOS and drivers. If you missed out on the saga, please have a look at the posts: Asus Eee PC BIOS woes with Windows 7 and Asus Eee PC BIOS joys with Windows 7.
Since, those articles were written, Asus have released another BIOS update build 1102 as well as some updated drivers and utilities, which I have installed with no issues. Windows 7 runs extremely well on the netbook. Especially now that I have also expanded the memory on the machine to the maximum 2Gb supported by the Atom N280 processor.
Just to see how well it would perform, I have installed SQL Server 2008 SP1 along with Microsoft Dynamics GP v10.0 SP4 and Dexterity v10.0 SP4. Everything works and performs well. I did change the SQL Server service to start manually, so it would not have a negative impact on the system when it was not being used.
I don’t think it will replace a full notebook or desktop with a large screen as a suitable machine for a developer or consultant (I like having lots of screen real estate and 10″ 1024 x 600 is not enough), but it can be useful if you just want to check something while on the move or do a quick demo.