The Asus Eee PC 1015PX is a 10.1 inch netbook with an Intel atom N570 1.66 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. The device comes loaded with Windows 7 Starter Edition and is available for around £250 in the United Kingdom. In this article we look with you should buy the Asus Eee PC 1015PX by examining its specifications, design and whether it will suit your needs.
The Asus Eee PC 1015PX comes with a standard netbook specification which includes:
- 1.66 GHz Intel atom N570 processor
- 10.1 inch LED screen
- 1 GB of RAM (upgradable to 2 GB)
- 320 GB hard drive
- Windows 7 Starter Edition
The standard Intel atom processor in the Asus Eee PC 1015PX is fine for basic office applications and for browsing the Internet. It may struggle when dealing with high-definition video and I doubt new 3-D games will be running on this device as it has an integrated graphics solution. The specifications of this laptop are fairly standard so as long as you have use a netbook in a store or friends one, you will know what to expect. Asus claims up to 11 hours of battery life on the Asus Eee PC 1015PX, with the use of its Super Hybrid Engine technology.
The design of the Asus Eee PC 1015PX is a conventional netbook design. The machine is made from plastic, and there have been some comments that it feels a little cheap, although personally I prefer the fact that this is a lightweight machine over using heavier materials.
Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard is a chiclet layout, which offers the keys with lots of gap between them. This reduces the chance of you miss hitting a key which improves your typing speed and in my opinion is a big advantage over non-chiclet designs. It also has a large touchpad which automatically disables itself if it detects your palms.
This netbook also comes with Express Gate Cloud, which offers an instant on operating system for web browsing and checking e-mail. This means it does not load Windows so you do not have access to your office applications and files. In my opinion whether you will like this or not is personal preference, and I prefer to wait and extra 10 seconds for the full Windows 7 experience.
- Highly portable design
- Fast CPU
- Large hard drive
- Up to 11 hours battery life
- Only has Windows 7 Starter Edition
- CPU might not be fast enough for HD content
- 10.1 inch LED display, some may prefer an 11.6 inch display with a higher resolution
Is it right for you?
The Asus Eee PC 1015PX is a conventional netbook offering good features for a good price. This laptop would be suitable for students or for those looking for second laptop for office or business use.
Before you choose to buy any laptop or notebook, you should try it out in store to make sure that you like the chiclet keyboard design and that it is suitable for your needs. There is much competition in this sector, so looking at different laptops or netbooks would be prudent.
Have you bought an Asus Eee PC 1015PX? Do you think that the Asus Eee PC 1015PX was worth buying? Have you bought a different network instead of this one? Feel free to leave a comment below.