Eee PC Boots in Under 30 Seconds

Waking the Eee PCA few hours ago, I was talking about how the CloudBook we received from Everex on Friday takes nearly three minutes to boot and then how it takes nearly two minutes to wake from hibernation. So I was wondering how the Eee PC compares. I set up a brand new Eee PC with factory default settings on my dining room table and filmed it cold booting and waking from hibernation. The videos below show just how quickly the Asus UMPC performs these tasks. Cold Boot on the Eee PC Let’s take a look at what happens when I hit the On button to cold boot. As you can see, it takes about 26 seconds for the desktop to appear. Perhaps there’s another 10 seconds or so where the hard drive keeps working after that. Of course, you can start clicking things when the desktop appears, but as with any operating system, things may slow down if you don’t let the hard drive finish its work before you start yours. Wake From Hibernation on the Eee PC How long does it take to wake an Eee PC that you set to hibernate? Have a look. As you can see, it takes about 7 seconds. Wow, that’s fast!

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. MikeZ Says:

    Dude –
    Join so we can aid you with these problems.

  2. jkkmobile Says:

    That’s not hibernating Eee PC, that’s standby…

  3. Mike Cane Says:

    @jkk: Difference? And wouldn’t most people use Standby?

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