Summary: The Eee Top is an interesting machine. It looks like an iMac, but runs like a netbook — with a touchscreen display. I think it’s plenty powerful enough for day to day use if you spend most of your time on a computer using web browsers, editing office documents, making Skype calls, and other light weight tasks. If you need a machine that can play video games, handle high definition video, or even full screen web video playback, the Eee Top might not be for you.
Conclusion: The machine has plenty of USB ports for adding external drives and other peripherals—including a DVD drive , we suppose (there are four in the back, two on the side, and one in the keyboard). But we’d award the Eee Top ET1602 a much higher score if it had an internal DVD drive, even if it came at the expense of the integrated media card reader or if it drove the price up by $20 or $30.
Pros: Inexpensive; compact size; integrated touchscreen; can be wall mounted; very low power consumption
Conclusion: The EeeTop is a very handy All-in-One, much thanks to the small foot-print and portable nature. While it is rather low in spec and could fail to satisfy the market who is in demand of higher processing capability, I deem the unit sufficient for the average person who just needs a device to improve their lifestyle.
Excerpt: Synopsis: The Eee Top ET1602 builds upon Asus' popular line of Eee-branded products by introducing an all-in-one desktop form factor, complete with a 15.6" touch screen. Like the Eee PC netbooks that preceded it, the Eee Top ET1602 is built around Intel's low-power Atom platform, with the 945 GSE chipset. Other features include an integrated webcam and 802.11n Wi-Fi, 4W speakers with SRS Premium Sound enhancement, and a flash memory card reader.
ASUS Eee Top ET1602: a glimpse of computers to come?
12 February 2009
Conclusion: As much as we've tried to enjoy ASUS' Eee Top, we found its shortcomings to be disconcerting. At a cost of £400, its typically limited performance leaves a lot to be desired, and the lure of its shiny exterior and touchscreen niceties soon begins to fade. Although appreciative of the netbook concept, it's currently suffering from one too many hindrances.
Excerpt: At first glance, ASUS' Eee Top ET1602 is the epitome of a niche product. Packing nettop-spec hardware in an all-in-one form factor, with a touchscreen and general design that seem to have stopped by HP's TouchSmart and the Apple iMac along the way, it's certainly tough to pin down. Innovative new segment or just another Eee oddity: SlashGear set to finding out.
Excerpt: Eee Top ET1602 – LCD TouchScreen PC with 1.3M pixel Web camera from AsusTeK Even though Asus has been the back provider in manufacturing of computers for Sony and Apple for a period of time; this has not made the company lack in the making of a competitive cheap desktop PC. It had certainly made [...