Software and Accessories
The ET2002 doesn't come with much in terms of accessories, but that's ok by us. In the box, you'll find a power supply, keyboard, mouse, recovery disc, cleaning cloth, quick start guide, and some documentation concerning the Windows 7 upgrade program.
We liked that the ET2002 didn't have a lot of preinstalled bloatware. The machine does come preloaded with Trend Micro Internet Security, however, which will automatically pop-up at start up until you do something to get rid of it. Other included programs include the SRS Premium Sound Control Panel as well as the ASUS Easy Update application.
One of the more unique features of the ET2002's software package is the Eee Bar and included Eee software. The Eee Bar provides easy access to commonly used programs as well as system management settings. You can customize the Eee Bar to include the programs that you use most frequently.
By default, the Eee Bar provides access to the Eee Cam, Internet Explorer, MCE, Hand Writing, and the Eee Manager. Since our test model wasn't a touchscreen, the inclusion of the Hand Writing recognition app seemed a bit strange, but it was still usable with the mouse. We image it would be useful with an external tablet as well.
We have to give Asus credit for the included webcam and Eee Cam software on the ET2002. The webcam does a respectable job at capturing images and video and the included software lets you tweak the captured items and add graphics, overlays, and effects.