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.
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.
Excerpt: When considering a touchscreen computer with a $600 street price, you’d naturally expect compromises. But with the Eeee Top ET1602, Asus made only one that’s left us scratching our heads: Why’d the manufacturer leave out the DVD drive? It’s one thing to not have a disc burner, but the absence of even a read-only drive makes it annoyingly difficult to install new software (unless you buy downloadable versions on the Internet) or watch movies (unless you stream them from...
Pros: Inexpensive; compact size; integrated touchscreen; can be wall mounted; very low power consumption
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: 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 [...