The Asus Eee PC 1011PX is a 10.1-inch netbook available for around £200 in the UK or $250 in the USA. It is from the well-known Asus Eee PC range which started off the netbook phenomenon and are well known as producing some of the best netbooks on sale today. The specification of the Asus Eee PC 1011PX includes a 1.66Ghz Intel Atom N570 processor, 1Gb RAM, a 250Gb hard drive and Windows 7 Starter edition. In this article we will review the Asus Eee PC 1011PX 10.1-inch netbook.

Specification

The specification of the Asus Eee PC 1011PX 10.1-inch netbook being reviewed today includes:

  • 1.66Ghz processor
  • 1Gb ram (Upgradable to 2Gb)
  • 250Gb hard drive
  • Windows 7 Starter edition
  • Integrated graphics
  • 10.1 inch Anti-glare screen
  • N-wireless compatible wifi
  • Up to 4.5 hours of battery life
  • Webcam and microphone

Performance

The performance of the Asus Eee PC 1011PX 10.1-inch netbook is typical of that of a machine with this specification. The Intel Atom processor is found in many different netbooks and will cope with basic office usage and web browsing, although the 1011PX will struggle with games and video streaming. The processor is dual core but you should think of this netbook as a supplementary machine rather than something for intensive tasks like video editing.

Design and ergonomics

The design of the Asus Eee PC 1011PX 10.1-inch netbook is a seashell one. This means that the netbook is very slim as it lacks items like a bulky DVD drive which most people wont use with a machine like this. The 1011PX is comfortable to use and has a Chiclet keyboard with a large touchpad to make it as ergonomic as possible for such a small device. That said, you might want to try this netbook out in a store to make sure you can use it comfortably and that your hands fit the keyboard on this netbook.

Other aspects

This netbook also has a 0.3-megapixel webcam and microphone, which should allow it to carry out duties such as Skype video conferencing. Asus also claim a 4.5-hour battery life for this device, which should be achievable, but you should always take manufacturers claims as “claims”.

Pros

  • Chiclet keyboard
  • Dual core Intel Atom processor
  • Large 250Gb hard drive
  • Large touchpad

Cons

  • Atom processor is underpowered
  • RAM low for using Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Starter rather than Home edition
  • No Bluetooth

Is the Asus Eee PC 1011PX 10.1-inch netbook right for you?

The Asus Eee PC 1011PX 10.1-inch netbook is a good netbook suitable for use as a second machine in conjunction with a more powerful laptop or fixed desktop. It would be good for students to take to a lecture or for a second machine for a family home. It has a low price and you shouldn’t expect the performance of this machine to match a machine of two times the cost, but as long as you understand the limitations of netbooks you should be fine.

Conclusion

Before you buy the Asus Eee PC 1011PX 10.1-inch netbook, I would recommend you try one in a store or a friends/colleagues. This is to test that the keyboard and track pad are comfortable to use and that the netbooks size is what you are expecting.

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