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Asus Eee Top ET1602

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ASUS EeeTop PC ET1602 (All-In-One) Desktop Review

24 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The Asus EeeTop ET1602 is a light-weight All-in-One desktop, so light that it could also be called a portable desktop. Yup, you heard that right. So light that it comes with a handle for you to move it to any where you want, as long as there’s space to place the unit.
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Asus Eee Top PC ET1602 Review

5 May 2009
  • Conclusion: Price: $499 (MSRP) Joseph Moran is a veteran technology journalist and regular reviewer of laptops and other mobile devices and hardware.
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Asus Eee Top ET1602 review

21 April 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Asus Eee Top ET1602 Review

20 April 2009
  • 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
  • Cons: No DVD drive; terrible speakers
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Overall 6

Asus Eee Top ET1602

18 April 2009
  • Summary: Thanks to its price, size, touch screen, and semiportability, the Asus Eee Top ET1602 presents a lot of usage options. Put it in the kitchen, den, or even a hallway, and it can serve as an easy information hub for your family. Just don't put it on a desk, where a desktop or a laptop will be much better suited for serious work.
  • Pros: Most affordable all-in-one PC on the market; semiportable and easy to set up, thanks to its small size and self-contained design; boasts a touch interface with a few useful apps.
  • Cons: Touch software only semiuseful; decent performance for an Atom system, but horrid compared with similarly priced laptops and desktops.
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Overall 5

Expert Review

16 February 2009
  • Excerpt: The Eee Top ET1602's modest performance brands it as a second or even third PC, but this space-saving nettop offers an easy-to-use interface and an integrated touch-screen display.
  • Pros: Built-in touch screen, Small form factor, Easy to use
  • Cons: Slow performance, Expensive for its class
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Overall 7

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.
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ASUS Eee Top ET1602 Touchscreen Nettop Review

17 December 2008
  • 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.
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Expert Review

16 July 2009
  • Excerpt: In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going back to the past, in time before we’ve had shallow buttons, notebooks, membrane, macro buttons and much more. Just remember the older computers with mas...
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Asus Eee Top ET1602 Desktop PC Review

Desktop PCs
30 April 2009
  • 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 [...
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