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...
Summary: At first glance, the Asus N10J seems like a make-over of the Asus Eee PC 1000H 80G XP, albeit with some superior components and design. It strays very close to ultraportable notebook territory, bearing a price that's inexpensive for an ultraportable; but steep for a mini-notebook.
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.
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.
Asus N10 (Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM)
12 December 2008
Summary: It may look like your standard netbook, but the Asus N10 is unique because underneath it features discrete, switchable graphics. You'll pay a bit more for the privilege, but the end result works for moderate gaming-on-the-go, as long as you don't mind dialling down your game settings.
Pros: Switchable dedicated/integrated graphics chips, Decent keyboard, Excellent battery life, especially with GeForce graphics turned off, HDMI port and ExpressCard slot are useful bonuses
Cons: Low screen resolution won't appeal to all gamers, Underpowered Intel Atom CPU is far from ideal for graphics-heavy applications, and cripples gaming performance, High price