Very late reply here and regret didnt get to this earlier but glad to hear you're doing fine with the Asus...For anybody else that is looking for something mobile for Eve and "stuff", there are two things I recommend...either a Surface Pro 3 or an 11"/13" MacBook Air...hear me out below before telling me how they're expensive and that I'm a hardcore fanboy:
- Eve can run and even dualbox on any semi-potato nowadays...the "extra" graphic settings are all pretty much useless and even with everything on, it'll still run well on semi-potatoes....
- SP3 and MacBook air are more than semi-potatoes...sure , they don't have high end discrete graphics cards but the On-chip Intels nowadays are more than adequate...not to mention built in flash/ssd drives with with ever so efficient CPU dies makes this a non-issue
- Both are very portable and great for work with connectivity options which allow for monitor/keyboard/mouse easily...the SP3 has a sweet dock as well (unfortunately an extra purchase) which makes docking up (no pun intended) rather simple
- People that can't stand OSX? No problem at all! --
1) OSX is extremely simple and efficient...seriously once you start using it you won't go back...it's also powerful too if you need it to be and you can get down and dirty with it (its simpler for basic users compared to windows and way more configurable for the advanced tweaker/"hax0r")
2) You can just VM and/or dualboot into Windows...When I used to rock an 11" MBA, I had a windows VM running at all time and when I needed to play PC games or do Windows stuff, I just rebooted into that same exact VM I was running while in OSX...It requires a bit more setup if using Virtual Box (free) but is a lot simpler using Parallels or VMware Fusion.
- Most importantly, with a mobile/cellular data connection you can login to EVE anywhere! with the SP3 you won't look like a total geek while on the train where you can get by with some basic stuff on the touch screen...
Now the biggest problem is most obviously price...neither of these things run cheap...with the SP3, you want to ideally go for the i5 model which is a couple hundred shy of $1k USD...if you require more space, thats also a significant premium (the SP3 surprisingly has a microSD card slot so you can get away with that, not so much for the MBA. Secondly is the specialized power adapters which are unique and more expensive for a second one if you require one.