Summary: AlumEeenum! Asus introduces its new design-flagship of the Eee family with the Eee PC 1018P. An aluminum case and optional USB 3.0 ports are to lure even skeptical buyers. 399 euro (RRP) is a steep price and we ask ourselves why a glare type screen has been used.
Pros: Case design, material, workmanship, Chiclet keyboard and pleasant touchpad, Good battery life, Optionally USB 3.0, Low power consumption, Quiet cooling system, The aluminum case, the new and, at the same time, slim design, the good battery life and suitable ergonomics.
Cons: Small scope of delivery, Poor loudspeakers, Average performance, Glare type display, A 2 GB RAM for better office performance, a larger scope of delivery and a matt 10.1 inch display.
Excerpt: If you’re heading out on a field trip, the last thing you want to lug around is a big, bulky 17-inch laptop. At the same time though, doing on-the-fly “research” on the web on your smart phone’s tiny 3-inch screen just doesn’t cut it. The solution? Get a netbook. Sure, most netbooks out there are so underpowered, cheaply made and downright fugly looking they’ll get you laughed off the school bus.
Asus 1018P EEE PC review (white version) – what a mini laptop!
9 August 2010
Conclusion: If you’ve got through the rows of this review, you’ve seen that this Asus 1018P does come with its strong and poor points , like most devices. All in all, it is as powerful as most standard netbooks in its class, but looks better, comes with a more solid construction and better finishing, while being thinner and lighter. However, like on most stylish mini laptops, this translates in compromises: battery life is OK, but not great and the computer gets quite hot and noisy.
Pros: best build quality I’ve seen on a netbook so far (including high quality plastic and brushed aluminum surfaces) – perhaps only matched by the HP 5102, matte exterior and interior casing, nice chiclet keyboard, with no flex, but some layout problems (on the European version), improved trackpad, made out of aluminum and separated from the palm-rest area, very light (2.4 pounds, with battery), top notch connectivity for the final version: USB 3.0 slots, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi...
Cons: best build quality I’ve seen on a netbook so far (including high quality plastic and brushed aluminum surfaces) – perhaps only matched by the HP 5102, matte exterior and interior casing, nice chiclet keyboard, with no flex, but some layout problems (on the European version), improved trackpad, made out of aluminum and separated from the palm-rest area, very light (2.4 pounds, with battery), top notch connectivity for the final version: USB 3.0 slots, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi...
Summary: While the Eee PC 1018P is a very attractive netbok, its small keys, incredibly stiff mouse buttons, and washed out webcam prove that you can't judge a netbook by its cover. Though this machine is certainly usable, competitors offer a better experience for less money. For $355, you can buy a Toshiba NB305 , which has a best-in-class keyboard, a large and accurate touchpad, and longer battery life. If you really want to save, get the ASUS Eee PC 1001P for $299.
Excerpt: Here’s something that you can call a business netbook, the Asus EeePC 1018P, and it looks stylish yet quite professional. So, if you’ve been complaining that netbooks don’t look professional and that you’d rather carry a laptop than a tiny toy-like gadget, here’s your reason to change that mind set.
Summary: Things move fast in tech. You only have to look back to 2007 for Asus’s first netbook, and the start of the miniature laptop revolution. Fast-forward to the latter half of 2010, and the Eee brand is still going strong, as machines such as the excellent 1018P demonstrate. It’s a smart-looking machine. The white Scrabble-tile keyboard is set against a background of machined aluminium, and has a solidity that belies the machine’s sub-£400 price.