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Asus EEE BOX EB1006

Asus EEE BOX EB1006
alaScore 76

50 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The value for money and design also get good views.

usability, design, value for money, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus EEE BOX EB1006 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus EEE BOX EB1006

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Asus EEE BOX EB1006 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus EEE BOX EB1006

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Asus EEE BOX EB1006 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

usability, design, value for money, size, reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASUS Eee Box HD 1006 Nettop PC - White

Consumer review by:

Affordable, and good for playing video and web browsing

 

Is a decent price, Takes up little space

Slow processor, little memory. Is not able to stream internet videos very well at all

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BAD. Does not even surf the web painlessly.

 

I would rather have a cheap laptop or a slightly bulkier desktop that can actually handle a simple task like surfing the web both quickly and painlessly. My Blackberry shouldn't be able to out perform this thing and it does. Looks like I should have...

It is Small, but that is about the best thing it has going for it. Small and cute

Boot time is horrible. Running a web browser is sluggish. Opening a pdf is tedious. Basically havent tried anything more than that

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Great system, terrible os

 

Windows comes with numlock on, so be sure to turn it off before you start trying to use the keyboard. All in all it's a great unit itself, but I feel the unit should have at least had functional drivers out of the box if it's going to come with an OS...

If you put a new OS on it, or after you've fixed what I listed below it's great. Plays back HD content no problem, can even play some newer games on medium settings decently. Can multitask on smaller programs pretty decently as well, but it can slow...

The OS out of the box is terrible. I even tried a system restore from the restore partition to be sure and ended up with exactly the same issues. Theres a ton of bloatware (most of it Windows related) that autoruns and seriously bogs down the system. I...

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Dead after 12 hours

 

If you're looking to use this as a HTPC then look for the NVIDIA ION version of this box. The Radeon card in this box is great but I don't think it can handle full HD video at a high resolution (and I'm not sure about the ION version either, so do your...

Great little system, the coolest thing is that it comes with a mount for the back of your flat screen monitor and you never have to see it! Fantastic for my grandfather-in-law who just needs a computer for email and word processing. It'd be great for...

It died after two weeks so I had to send in an RMA to ASUS because I had already sent the UPC in for the rebate (so I couldn't just return it to Newegg, otherwise I would have). Thankfully they've accepted my RMA request and I'm sending it in tomorrow....

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Great for it's purpose

 

Paired this system with a NewEgg Hanns-G 20" LCD monitor with HDMI, DVI and VGA-in (got it on sale) and this system really is a blast to have. Hooked it all up via HDMI, mounted the system to the back, and we have a very simple, eye-catching PC that we...

I've done a lot of research into "nettop" pc's, and made the leap into buying one when we remodeled our kitchen, and found ourselves wanting to include a dedicated kitchen PC. The design on this box, which allows you to mount the entire rig to the back...

Would have liked to have Windows 7, or XP Pro on it, but for the uses here, XP home will work fine

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Not Quite as Advertised

 

Doubting I'll buy anything from ASUS again anytime soon as they appear to have dramatically lowered their standards, and won't be recommending them for my many friends and family in the market for netbooks/tops.

Small, Attractive

Can't even play SD stream/dvd decently ; Bought this for streaming Netflix and playing DVDs, and it can barely handle these tasks. CPU runs at 80%+ with just one IE session running a Netflix movie, lots of stuttering. Same issue with DVDs using...

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Don't buy it for HD streaming

 

inexpensive, quite, low power, good value if you're not interested in HD

This device can't keep up with HD streaming. HULU (Flash 10.x) is completely unacceptable at any resolution. Netflix (Silverlight) is much better, even at 720p. The performance at 1080p is unacceptable. I've tried both IE 8 and Firefox... latest...

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great first nettop

 

Graphics can handle Hi-def video ; HDMI port to connect to my 32' flat screen TV. The main reason I purchased this nettop was the affordable price and because it has all of the features I need. Light-weight and a nice stand that doesn't take up much...

no CD/DVD drive, not that I need one but if you do you will need a USB CD/DVD drive

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Fantastic for what it is.

 

For the price, this is a great computer. Just know what it's mean for, and you should be happy with it.

Got this for my nephew. Excellent for general web surfing, skype, im's, emails, and light computer use. Small, compact, doesn't suck up much power, and reasonably quick. Works great. No problems so far. And it's inexpensive enough that you won't lose...

Don't expect it to run any process intensive programs. Struggles a bit on HD video. If you seriously want something more powerful, you're looking at the wrong place

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Pretty good for its size and purpose

 

for a nettop, this is a very good one surfing the net, watching videos, using office suite is all dandy and fine pretty happy with purchase

almost silent and uses very little power ; super compact, mounts right on my mom's LCD monitor ; wireless keyboard and mouse is a nice bonus ; good graphics card for watching videos even 720p (provided that you have proper codecs installed, i recommend...

doesnt play youtube HD very well but thats not this unit's fault, adobe flash 10.1 isnt out yet, dont want to mess with beta for now ; wish it has an ODD but at this price range, im fine with this and will just get external ODD if it really comes to it...

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Product Specifications

The Eee Box HD mini desktop PC is the latest addition to the Eee Box family. This newest incarnation now allows users to enjoy crisp and clear high definition content by means of a HD hardware decoder.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini desktop PC

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini desktop PC

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7in
Height:1.1in
Weight:2.2lbs
Width:8.7in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:EB1006
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee Box

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Mobile Intel 945GSE Express
Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:N270
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4530
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