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Asus EeeBOX EB1501

Asus EeeBOX EB1501
alaScore 87

300 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Asus EeeBOX EB1501. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus EeeBOX EB1501

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 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 Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus EeeBox EB1501P Small Form Factor PC (Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz, 2Gb, 250Gb, DVDRW, Win 7 Home Premium) - BlackAsus EeeBox EB1501P Small Form Factor PC (Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz, 2Gb, 250Gb, DVDRW, Win 7 Home Premium) - Black

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus EeeBOX EB1501

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Asus EeeBOX EB1501 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

reliability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P-B016E Atom D525 Dual Core 1.8 GHz/ 2GB/ 320GB/ W7HP Complete System (Black)Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P-B016E Atom D525 Dual Core 1.8 GHz/ 2GB/ 320GB/ W7HP Complete System (Black)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (digitaltrends.com)

Asus EeeBox EB1501 Review

 

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.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Asus Eee Box EB1501 review

 

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...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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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Expert review by: Jennifer Johnson (hothardware.com)

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: J.R. Nelson (desktopreview.com)

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,...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: David Murphy (techadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Rob Kerr (theinquirer.net)

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (pcauthority.com.au)

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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: David Murphy (techworld.com)

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...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (laptops.co.uk)

Asus EeeBox PC EB1501

 

An amazingly light, small and stylish mini PC worth every penny and all that is necessary is packed within the tiny confines of this machine giving you alot more than you would expect from a budget PC.

It, like the entire Eee Box range, looks amazing and is extremely quiet along with a quick boot time, 6 USB ports, 250GB HD and a HDMI port, the EB1501 gives the user a lot more than some of the more premium priced computing devices

With a processing speed of a mere 1.6GHz the EB1501 will find it difficult to multi-task even some of the simplest applications and including an integrated graphics chipset the mere 2GB RAM has to be shared to balance out graphics and your interaction...

This amazing, light, stylish mini PC is great for the money you spend. All that is necessary is there and even with slow speeds this is still an amazing small PC ideal to be a media centre aslong as it isn’t pushed to its limits by GPU heavy gaming.

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

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star 5.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Chassis type: / All-in-one / Desktop / Micro Tower / Nettop / SFF / Small Desktop / USFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / White
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Display included: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):22.078
Power consumption (typical):29.675
Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 19

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 256 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 9400 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 218 / NVIDIA Ion / NVIDIA ION 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 512
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / No

Header

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

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA ION

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Noble white

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Cabling technology: / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000 / 1000
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Desktop power supply with standby +5V:3.42
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:4.53 x 11.8 x 10.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.6 x 1.54 x 7.6 / 7.6 x 7.6 x 1.54
Display:LCD / LCD TFT / TN+Film
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics:ION
Graphics adapter:ION
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Internal drive bays:1x 2.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory Type:DDR2
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:19V, 3.42A / DC: 19V, 3.42A
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC / DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Product dimensions (without stand, imperial):7.6 x 1.54 x 7.6
Rack mounting: Yes
Safety:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
TV tuner integrated: No
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Weight:2.65 / 2645.5
Weight (imperial):2.65
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Bundled software:Total Media Center
Cables included:AC
Display brightness:250 / 300 / 400
Display Diagonal:18.5 / 19 / 21.5 / 23 / 23.6 / 24 / 27
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1366 x 768 / 1440 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HDA
Chipset: / Intel NM10 / NVIDIA Ion / NVIDIA MCP7A-ION
Compatible processor series:Atom
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10 / NVIDIA Ion / NVIDIA MCP7A-ION
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):22.078
Power consumption (typical):29.675
Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 19

Processor

Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
L2 cache:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667/800 / DDR3 800 (SODIMM only); DDR2 667/800
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:176 / 94
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:52 / 87
Processor:330 / D510 / D525
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.4
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66 / 1.8
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:330 / D510 / D525
Processor Number:330
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom D500 series
Processor socket:BGA 437 / BGA437 / BGA559 / FCBGA559
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B0 / C0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
Tcase:85.2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):13 / 8
Tjunction:100
Type:Atom

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:35641 / 43098 / 49490
Processor code:SLBLA / SLBXC / SLG9Y
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Eee Manager Suite(Eee Bar)\nASUS Update\nASUS Web Storage\nASUS @Vibe
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:MS Office / Office / Trend Micro Pccillin / Trend Micro Pccillin (30)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

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

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Video

Maximum graphics adapter memory:512
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA ION

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.54 / 7 / 7.6
Height:1.54 / 2 / 3.66 / 7 / 7.6
Weight:2 / 2.65
Width:1.54 / 2 / 7 / 7.6