Summary: The Asus Eee PC 1015PEM netbook sells for a price of Â£301. It's definitely not the cheapest netbook out there, but it's hardly expensive. The Eee PC 1015PEM packs in a dual-core Atom N550 processor and comes with some noteworthy features such as online storage, a quick-boot OS and a matte screen.
However, it only has 1GB of RAM, and its battery life is below par.
Summary: Thanks to Nvidia's Ion graphics, the $429 Eee PC 1015PN is one of the most powerful 10-inch netbooks yet. We also like the large touchpad and matte display. But there's also something not quite right about a machine that can handle 1080p video but won't let you change the wallpaper. We know why Asus decided not to grace the Eee PC 1015PN with Windows 7 Premium, and therefore Optimus graphics switching; it would have ballooned the price closer to the Eee PC 1215N, which,...
Pros: Nvidia Ion graphics for HD video playback and gaming, Dual-core Atom CPU, Large touchpad, Bright matte display with wide viewing angles
Cons: Windows 7 Starter, Lacks Optimus automatic graphics switching, Runs hotter than average netbook, Relatively pricey
Conclusion: The Asus Eee PC 1015PN is impressive in many areas that many netbook users have missed. Among others, the smooth HD reproduction , a certain amount of gaming ability and a good, matt 10.1 inch display. The input devices and the case still receive a positive grade, although the color variety has been cut back.
Pros: Design, workmanship, haptics, Input Devices, Impressive display, Good performance, Nvidia ION 2 graphics, HDMI port, Battery Life, The considerable performance increase for an acceptable surcharge and the long-awaited HDMI port.
Cons: Expandability, Windows 7 Starter, Moderate scope of supplies, Poor loudspeakers, Nvidia Optimus graphics switching as a standard, a HD ready display that has a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and a USB 3.0.
Summary: The Eee PC 1015PN is one of the most powerful 10 inch mini-laptops around, thanks to its dual core processor and NVIDIA ION graphics. But if battery life is more important to you than graphics performance, there are literally dozens of netbooks that offer better battery life, so this might not be the best option for you.
Conclusion: The Asus Eee PC 1015T , as the first 10 inch netbook with AMD components from Asus, leaves us with mixed feelings . The workmanship, design and inputs are still bonus points. The modern HDMI port and extensive communication options are also pleasing. The innards have been reorganized and an AMD V105 single core processor (1.2 GHz) including a dedicated ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics do their job.
Pros: Application performance, Chiclet keyboard and touchpad, Dedicated graphics unit, Case and workmanship, Good, matt display, HDMI interface, HD rendering, The modern seashell case, the workmanship, HDMI, the given increase in performance and the matt 10 inch display.
Cons: Extendability, Emissions and battery life, Moderate scope of delivery, Poor loudspeakers, A better battery life.
Summary: After spending these past few days picking and probing at the Eee PC 1015PN, I'm left with a mixed impression. On the one hand, this is arguably the nicest netbook on the market right now, and it represents a new high-water mark for the category. While conserving the traditional netbook form factor and keeping battery life at a largely competitive level, this Eee PC ramps up both CPU and graphics performance. It features great overall build quality, as well.
Conclusion: The Asus Eee PC 1015PEM leaves a good impression. However, life on the fast track won't be possible with it. The new Intel Atom N550 accelerates simple office tasks and Windows 7 Starter's performance noticeably. But it doesn't supply more performance for games and HD videos. If you want to also enjoy HD videos and games on a netbook, you should look out for a HD decoder or a stronger graphic unit. The 1015P's advantages have been maintained.
Pros: Intel Atom N550 dual core, Design, workmanship, haptics, Chiclet keyboard and large touchpad, Good, matt display, Office performance, Quiet and efficient cooling system, Start price, The design, the available alternatives, the Intel Atom N550's good office performance and the good cooling system.
Cons: Expandability, Moderate scope of delivery, Connectivity, Poor loudspeakers, A larger scope of delivery, a 2 GB DDR3 RAM ex-factory, an optionally integrated UMTS.