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Asus EeeBOX EB1501

Asus EeeBOX EB1501
alaScore 89

275 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. Some have doubts about the value for money.


value for money

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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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I think I expected too much with such configuration


Good components but wrong operating system

Performance id terrible

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Amazon review summary for Asus EeeBOX EB1501


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Asus EeeBOX EB1501 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

84% of the reviews on 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 Eee Box EB1501-W0167 Nettop PC - White

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Asus is the BEST choice for PCs


This is my 4th Asus (2 Laptops and 1 NetBook). So far I am extremely happy with this brand. Mr. Shih is one of the greatest OEM owner and hope he can continue his innovation over time! I am glad to move from Sony to Asus (save Big $$$) and if you...

Setup was super easy, less than 50 mins for me to complete. The real pro for this Eee PC NetTop PC is a preloaded Win 7. Also, the nice thing is the built in CD/DVD option so you can quickly load any other software if needed without finding an external...

Nice if it has dual boot for Android 4.x or the old Asus Express Gate (Linux OS)

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big noise from cd rom


small and quiet

if you use cd rom, big noise come out, terrible ; bought one 2 years ago, no cdrom version, good and stable, not this one

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Nice basic system


System is nice for email and net stuff. I would consider 4G (2Gx2) memory for any real activity.

Quiet system, little mallware, compact

Memory was 1 simm, not 2 as indicated. I was upgrading to 4G anyway as I had it laying around. So the performance is much better with both slots active. Ripping CD's from the DVD drive is a chore. I usually have error correction turned on and get like...

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


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee Box


Chipset Type:NVIDIA ION


Color:Noble white


Type: None


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


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium


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


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


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA ION