ASUS eeePC 1015PW-MU27-PR (10.1-Inch Screen) Netbook – Purple Review

ASUS eeePC 1015PW-MU27-PR (10.1-Inch Screen) Netbook - Purple

ASUS eeePC 1015PW-MU27-PR (10.1-Inch Screen) Netbook - Purple

The Asus Eee PC range was the first ever netbook range to hit the market and it has grown in to a sprawling line of netbooks since. The ASUS eeePC 1015PW-MU27-PRis a 10inch netbook that comes in multiple colors. This is the purple version. Powered by an Intel Atom N570 1.66GHz processor, this netbook comes with 1GB of DDR3 RAM (Single slot, Expandable up to 2GB).

This is a dual-core Atom powered device, which makes it really good mult-tasking for basic things like running multiple browser tabs and listening to music at the same time. Coupled with the DDR3 RAM, it should be able to handle pretty much everything that you throw at it.

Packing in a 10.1inch LED backlit display, this netbook has a native resolution of 1024 x 600. It is the standard resolution for this screen size and is just right for comfortably reading text and viewing images and videos. The graphics is handled by an onboard Intel GMA 3150 chip, which is enough for viewing standard definition videos both online and locally.

The main attraction of this netbook, other than the affordably price point and stable performance, is the purple styling. Being one of the latest generation models, it has sleek looks with a smooth matte finish. The lid has a textured design in purple with the Asus logo on it. The bezel is shiny black with the webcam on usual the top center spot. Asus has added a physical on/off switch for the webcam right above it.

The ASUS eeePC 1015PW-MU27-PR comes a 250GB SATA HDD for storage and also has a memory card reader on the side. So now you can carry this around on your trips and instantly transfer all your digicam photos from the.

The keyboard covers all the available space on the netbook and has island style keys that make for comfortable typing. The layout ensures that no space is wasted. The touchpad is fused in to the palm-rest and has the same finish as the rest of the region. It is demarcated by two vertical silver accents that are set in to the body. The lower ends of these lines terminate over the single click bar that has a slightly curved design and a silver matte finish. The touchpad performance is average might take some time getting used to.

With a 6-cell battery, it has an official battery life of 10 hours. In real life scenarios you can expect it to last around 7hours with with abundant WiFi usage. There are 3 USB ports on this netbook along with 1 VGA port and 1 Ethernet port. There’s WiFi b/g but no Bluetooth. It comes bundled with Windows 7 Starter Edition, which is a bone of contention for a lot of buyers. However, its limits can be gotten around by using third party solutions that are freely available online. Over all, the ASUS eeePC 1015PW-MU27-PR is a good buy for the price point, especially with the dual core performance and the good looking styling in place.

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215P-MU17-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook (Black) Review

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215P-MU17-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1215P-MU17-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

The Asus Eee PC Seashell 1215P-MU17 is a conveniently sized and well-specced laptop. It gives you a good mid point between power and portability. It comes with an Intel Atom N550 Dual Core processor and 1GB of RAM (2GB maximum). It inherits the Asus Seashell design, which warrants for slim lines and a good profile over all.

This is the black model, a color that enhances the sleek looks of the Seashell series. It is at its thickest directly underneath the screen hinges and tapers off to its thinnest at the opposite edge where the palm rests end. It has chiclet style keys that make for easy typing. The touchpad is set in to its own groove and is not seamlessly fused with the rest of the palm rest area like some of the other netbooks on the market. The touchpad supports basic multitouch gestures. It has as single bar style click button that works for both left and right clicks. The touchpad is slightly fidgety and a laser mouse is recommended for precision work. The keys have a good travel and are comfortable to type on. The increased size over the 10inch models also helps in giving you a better typing experience.

The dual core Atom N550 processor ensures that netbook is powerful enough to handle all the daily use apps that the average user needs. This processor is powerful enough to handle copious amounts of multitasking such as multi-tab surfing, document editing and media playback — all at the same time. The 1GB RAM is enough to handle almost every regular use app and buyers have commented saying that they don’t feel the need to install more RAM. If you choose to install more RAM, then the battery life will be lowered by a perceptible amount.

The Eee PC Seashell 1215P-MU17 comes with about 8 hours of back up and is rated for 9 hours officially. User reviews suggest that 8 hours is easily achievable in real life scenarios and more battery life can be eked out by optimizing the system to use less power.

This netbook has 12.1inch screen with a native resolution (1366×768), which is a perfect size for users who find 13inch models too expensive and 10inch models to small and slow. For most buyers, this was the ideal compromise. It is a bright screen with good visibility even at 50% brightness. This ensures good battery life because you wouldn’t need to run the system at full brightness all the time.

It comes with a 250GB HDD, which is enough to carry around all your important documents and the media files that you want to bring with you when you are away from your workstation.

It comes with Wireless-N with b/g compatibility (802.11b/g/n) for fast and flexible WiFi connections.
The Eee PC Seashell 1215P-MU17 has very good buyer reviews. Most people love the keyboard, the fast processor, the bright screen and the lightness and portability of the system. The affordable price gives it a very good price to performance ratio.