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Asus EeeBOX EB1501

Asus EeeBOX EB1501
alaScore 88

377 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 377 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and value for money. The design and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus EeeBOX EB1501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 377 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus EeeBOX EB1501

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 48 user reviews of Asus EeeBOX EB1501 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, size, design

reliability

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus EeeBOX EB1501

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Asus EeeBOX EB1501 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

usability, design, size

reliability

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Asus EeeBox EB1501 Review

 

Like the netbook, the nettop PC has a cute look to it that makes it easy to envision sitting anywhere from sitting on a desk to next to an HDTV. Asus, the manufacturer that inadvertently started the netbook craze, is betting that there is some...

Sleek and refined design fits any décor ; nVidia Ion helps make high-quality video and gaming possible ; HDMI output for video, eSATA port for fast external hard drive access ; Useful remote included ; Windows 7 Media Center provides easy DVR...

Expensive relative to competitors ; Can’t handle all HD video ; Intel Atom still anemic ; Hit-and-miss gaming capabilities ; Too much bloatware ; No built-in TV tuner

A slot-loading DVD drive sets Asus’ EeeBox 1501 apart from the nettop pack, but a high price and spotty HD playback keep it from being the ultimate home theater companion.

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Asus Eee Box EB1501

 

Nettops like the $475 Asus Eee Box PC EB1501 aren't meant for getting work done. Instead, they promise an end-around to the closed environment of your cable box, opening up your living room to the near-infinite amount of content available via various...

Clean, understated design.

Can't play 1080p QuickTime files smoothly; caught in an uncomfortable pricing middle ground between cheaper Web-enabled Blu-ray players and slightly higher-end slim tower PCs; weak tech support.

We like the looks of Asus' Eee Box EB1501, but it's pricier than Blu-ray players that stream content from the Web, and not as powerful as slightly more expensive slim tower PCs that offer significantly more speed and power. Asus made a decent attempt...

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Asus Eee Box EB1501P-B016E

 

The EB1501P-B016E comes with a DVD burner, and a 320GB 5,400rpm hard drive, which is a little small (and slow) for a multimedia system. I'd like to see at least 500GB so it can hold larger video files, even if it doesn't have a TV tuner. I should also...

Compact. Quiet. Wireless everything. USB 3.0 and eSATA. Includes VESA mount

Only 90-day subscription to Trend Micro Anti-virus. Overactive Firewall. Small 320GB hard drive. Some bloatware. No Blu-ray. Card reader only supports SD/MMC. No TV tuner

A compact desktop PC is one of the most convenient ways to get your digital photos, videos, and other entertainment up on the HDTV in your living room. Though slower and somewhat "stripped" compared with rivals, the Asus Eee Box EB1501P-B016E is a...

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Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P Review

 

Asus is out to prove that big things really do come in small packages with its EeeBox PC EB1501P. This nettop offers an array of I/O ports as well as a slot-load optical disc drive and the ability to play content from your own media library in Full HD....

Thin design ; Stays cool ; Two USB 3.0 Ports

No Blu-ray drive ; Lackluster gaming performance

Asus set out to prove that you can get impressive performance from a small nettop such as the EeeBox PC EB1501P, particularly in the form of high-definition video output. Thanks to NVIDIA's next generation Ion graphics and dual-core processor, the...

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ASUS EeeBox EB1501 Review

 

ASUS made waves a few years ago by creating the netbook category with the first Eee PC.

Small ; Doesn't use much electricity ; Can decode 1080p content

Vampire power ; Stutters on some HD Flash ; Pricey for feature set

In all, the Asus EeeBox EB1501 proved to be a capable little box, though it's still a nettop at its core. The dual-core Atom which powers the box is enough to handle day-to-day office tasks and low-powered computer activities such as web browsing,...

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Asus EeeBox PC EB1501 review

 

It doesn't offer unbeatable performance, but Asus' EeeBox PC EB1501 delivers a slot-loading DVD writer, HDMI and more.

Budgets being what they are, Asus' EeeBox PC EB1501 will be a good choice if you really do need all the extra features that come with the price tag. Even though performance is a little weaker than other compact machines, you simply aren't going to find...

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Asus Eeebox PC EB1501

 

THE EEEBOX SERIES is Asus' range of nettops, with the first of these greener, low power alternatives to a desktop PC shipped in mid 2008

Small and compact, Nvidia Ion graphics handles HD media well, greener alternative to a desktop PC

Should have shipped with all the niceties other countries have, such as a remote and VESA mount

They were seen then as a netbook minus a screen, keyboard and optical drive, where now they've undergone some much needed improvements and updating. The modifications in the EB1501 include more processing power, improved graphical capabilities and more...

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Time to ditch your laptop? Asus' EeeBox PC EB1501 gets dual-core Atom for small spaces

 

It's impressive to see a dual-core Atom, DVD writer and Nvidia Ion in such a tiny PC, but the price is a touch too high

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Asus EeeBox PC EB1501 review

 

It doesn't offer unbeatable performance, but Asus' EeeBox PC EB1501 delivers a slot loading DVD writer, HDMI and more.

Budgets being what they are, Asus' EeeBox PC EB1501 will be a good choice if you really do need all the extra features that come with the price tag. Even though performance is a little weaker than other compact machines, you simply aren't going to find...

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Asus Eee Box PC EB1501

 

Visually, it's a real cut above its predecessors. Gone are the boring, angular lines of the original model; the EB1501 emerging as a curvaceous, attractive little devil. A silver base holds the Eee Box up at a jaunty angle, giving easy access to the...

Impressive performance from such a tiny PC, but the price is a touch too high

Product Specifications

The EeeBox PC EB1501 runs on the Intel Atom N330 Dual Core processor and NVIDIA ION graphics platform and features a slot-load optical disc drive (ODD) to let you enjoy multimedia content on your LCD TV in Full HD 1080p.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.6in
Height:1.5in
Weight:2.6lbs
Width:7.6in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:EB1501
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee Box

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA ION

Miscellaneous

Color:Noble white

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol: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:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:330
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
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:250GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA ION
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