Summary: The $799 ASUS N10J-A2 is a premium netbook that stands out from the competition for its very good graphics performance, large 320GB hard drive, and speedy Express Gate OS. For business users, we recommend the HP Mini 2140 ($529) over this netbook because of its much longer battery life and superior keyboard. Also, the $399 Eee PC 1000HE, which lasts over 7 hours on a charge, offers better bang for your buck.
Pros: Sleek design, Powerful graphics performance, Big hard drive for a netbook, Instant-on OS boots quickly, Smart facial-recognition software,
Cons: Pricey, Relatively heavy, Mediocre battery life, Must reboot to switch graphics cards,
Summary: ASUS designed the N10Jc-A1 Netbook for the traveling user, and they delivered. With stable performance, power efficiency and the option of using integrated graphics for a longer battery life or discrete graphics for better quality, this netbook is user friendly, portable, and affordable.
Summary: ASUS pioneered the mini-notebook category with its Eee PC, and the N10Jc may just do the same for a new class of netbooks aimed at business users who demand more performance and security features—and who don’t have the budget for traditional ultraportables that start at $1,100. Those looking for a slimmer and sexier netbook will opt for the $699 Eee PC S101 or even the $549 HP Mini 1000, and the $499 Samsung NC10 offers much longer battery life.
Excerpt: ASUS is one of the key drivers of the netbook arena, at least in the sense that they are often the first to bring new features and platforms to market. Not only did they launch the very first commercially available netbook, the Eee PC 701, they can also lay claim to having the first Intel Atom powered notebook, the Eee PC 900A, as well as the first 10" netbook, the Eee PC 1000.
Pros: Excellent Warranty Coverage, High Build Quality, Great Keyboard, Good 10.2" LED Backlit Screen, Discrete Graphics
Summary: The question Asus' N10J raises is very similar to that posed by Sony's Vaio P : can netbooks be serious business tools, or are they really just cheap toys? Unlike the Vaio P, though, Asus has chosen to increase gravitas by making the N10J bigger than an average netbook. It's almost double the thickness of Asus' own Seashell 1008 or Toshiba's NB200 , and solid enough take a few angry boardroom bashings when the latest share prices tick on screen.