ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM Reviewed

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25 Sep, 2010 12:09 pm

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LaptopMag has a review up for the ASUS’s latest dual core 10-inch Atom N550 netbook – the ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM. The chassis is nothing new, we’ve seen it before multiple times with a soft touch matte lid that’s decent at hiding fingerprints. The keyboard is solid with no flex, the trackpad is responsive and large, the display is matte with good viewing angles, the netbook remained cool and battery life tops out at 8 hours, 7 minutes (battery is rated at 13 hours).

Strangely, while they had no problem with HD YouTube on the Acer Aspire D255 with the same processor, here it’s mentioned that HD YouTube struggled and slowed the machine down (as well as for Hulu). Downloaded HD videos were not a problem.

The ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM retails at $380 (see Amazon.com) and is available in blue, black, white and red. The netbook includes Bluetooth 3.0 along with the usual netbook specs.

Source: LaptopMag


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  • Nimm

    why the nearly $100 premium when the only upgrade is a $20 CPU bump? my guess is the price will come back down to single core levels after the early adopters are done or if they dont sell well.

  • Peter

    $100 premium? What netbooks are you comparing this to?

  • Murdic

    i can get both the single core Acer & Asus for around $270 – $280, i cant find this anywhere for less than $370.

    besides, just look at entry level prices. even when the single core Acer & Asus were brand new they charged $299 – $320.

    the prices are definitely rising

  • http://www.netbooknews.de Sascha Pallenberg

    netbook prices went down like hell in the last 2.5 years. My first Eee PC 701 8G had an 8GB SSD, 512MB RAM, 7-inch display (800×480), Celeron M900 (@600 something Mhz) and a 3 cell battery and Xandrox Linux for $399

    Now i can get a 10-inch Dualcore Eee PC, with 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 6-cell battery and Windows 7 for 379!

  • Anonymous

    Asus has always been charging $350+ for their high end netbooks. The 1005PE, 1005HA debuted for $380. The 1000HE for $399. Acer has always charged around $350 for their high end ones – The D150, 532h and 533 all debuted at $350.

    The ones you can get for the low $300 mark and under $300 are models that been been on the market for years and prices have been slashed as Sascha says and / or are low end models.

  • bal

    is there any legitimate need for a more high resolution screen (ex. 1366×768 vs. 1024×600) on a netbook? also, do any companies make matte screens at that high of resolution?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, a couple of reasons, at least for me. Some apps do not run with a 600px resolution. My video editing app (Cyberlink Powerdirector) requires either 768px as does my Colorimeter app from GretaMacBeth.

    Also being able to see more on the screen at one time. Not that important when using casually but if you have deadlines it really saves time having to scroll less especially with apps like Google Reader which aren’t exactly fast. You can also just fit two apps side by side for some websites. Makes news blogging easier.

    HP should be making matte HD displays for the HP Mini 5103. They also did it with the Mini 210 but I’m not sure what the situation is with the new Mini 210. One of Samsung’s upcoming netbooks should be coming with a HD matte display. That’s all that comes to mind right now.

  • Sandy Tudor

    I amhaving blue screen of death with my 1015PEM running W 7 full version anyone having that problem?
    Sandy