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ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2501 reviews of ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad and keyboard, and the image quality and screen get mixed opinions.

usability, performance, portability, size, price

keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the sound and reliability.

usability, performance, portability, size, price

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus Eee PC 1215N 12.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz + ION2, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, WLAN, BT 3.0, Webcam, Up to 7hrs battery life, Windows 7 Home Asus Eee PC 1215N 12.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz + ION2, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, WLAN, BT 3.0, Webcam, Up to 7hrs battery life, Windows 7 Home

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1327 user reviews of ASUS Eee PC 8G / 4G / 4G SURF / 2G SURF from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and size. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the keyboard. The touchpad and connectivity get less positive views.

usability, portability, performance, size, price

connectivity, touchpad

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf (7-Inch Display, Intel Mobile Processor, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB Hard Drive, Linux Preloaded) Sky BlueASUS Eee PC 2G Surf (7-Inch Display, Intel Mobile Processor, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB Hard Drive, Linux Preloaded) Sky Blue

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Eee Slate EP121 Tablet/MID

 

High performance tablet. The Eee PC creator's answer to iPad & co

Display: bright, high contrast, viewing angle stable; High resolution; USB 2.0; System performance; Compatibility; Viable supplies; Finger and stylus inputting; Stable case

High weight for a tablet; Relatively short battery life; Very stiff USB ports; Reflective display

It usually is at an advantage in view of mobility. The combination of display size, display quality and system performance can't yet be supplied by any other manufacturer.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Klaus Hinum (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Eee PC Family Notebook

 

Family PC According to Asus this small and reasonable notebook is ...

reasonable ; small and handy ; light ; configured Linux ; SSD memory (robust)

weak performance ; dark low resolution display ; noise of the fan (slightly vibrant) ; low memory capacity ; missing drive

Pricerunner n.a

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Review

 

Tablets took ASUS by surprise this year. The company revealed its two models, the Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider, back at CES 2011 in January, and went on to see the Transformer become a sell-out success. The Slider SL101, meanwhile, failed to...

On paper, the ASUS Eee Pad Slider makes sense. All the instant-on flexibility of a tablet, with the convenience of a keyboard. Problem is, the biggest competition comes from under ASUS’ own roof, in the shape of the Eee Pad Transformer. That has a...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Review

 

I understand the appeal of tablets. Regardless of OS, they all provide a far more intimate experience when browsing the web and reading emails. I genuinely prefer doing both of those things on a tablet than on a notebook or desktop. Then there are the...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: JoannaStern (theverge.com)

Asus Eee Pad Slider review

 

Of all the Honeycomb tablet manufacturers, Asus has been one of, if not the most successful. In May and April, the company sold 500,000 Eee Pad Transformers, with another 300,000 in June. So, why...

Bright, high-quality IPS display ; Sliding mechanism is rigid ; Innovative form factor with keyboard ; Keyboard is well laid out

Thick and heavy ; Keyboard is overly plasticy ; Very thick screen bezel ; Angle of the screen can’t be adjusted beyond 45 degrees in keyboard mode

When you can get a Transformer with a better keyboard, a screen that can be angled to your liking, and more than two times the battery life for just $71 more, it seems like a no-brainer

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Asus Eee Windows review

 

Asus first released the low-cost, low-power Eee PC in the fall of 2007, winning rave reviews for the 7-inch $399 laptop, which cut overhead by using a tiny 4GB solid-state hard drive and a custom Linux operating system with preinstalled software such...

Small, light weight, and inexpensive; Windows XP for the same price as the Linux version.

Cramped keyboard; very little hard-drive space; low screen resolution; new ultramobile CPUs are coming soon.

The popular low-cost Asus Eee PC makes a play for mainstream acceptance, adding Windows XP to create an impressive package for portable Web surfing and basic productivity, making it a near-flawless choice for a highly portable second laptop.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (laptopmag.com)

ASUS Eee PC 4G XP

 

It has a few flaws, but ASUS' newest mini-notebook delivers the familiarity of Windows and good performance at a very low price.

Solid performance ; Bright display ; Fast boot times

Limited storage ; Windows sizing problems

The Linux-powered ASUS Eee PC 4G starts faster and offers a friendlier interface, but it’s still a Linux machine, which means you’re limited in terms of which programs you can run. The Eee PC 4G XP offers the familiarity of Windows at an unbeatable...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Asus Eee PC Review Part 2: Budget Subnotebook Perfection

 

Asus announced the Eee PC series of budget ultraportable notebooks (subnotebooks) in 2007 and the Eee PC has quickly become one of the most popular notebooks on the market. Every laptop manufacturer from Acer to Everex is racing to bring their own...

Back in October of 2007 we gave the Eee PC 4G the Editors Choice Award. Would we do the same today? Yes, without hesitation. The truth is you can get a much more powerful laptop for the same amount of money if you’re willing do deal with a larger...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Asus Eee PC 4G

 

At two pounds flat, the Asus Eee PC is the smallest ultra-cheap PC on the market, yet it's arguably the most capable of the bunch....

The first netbook you won’t be embarrassed to buy, and for a mere 0. Available in multiple colors. Serious hackers can go nuts and add extra apps and even install Windows or other Linux distributions. 4GB solid-state drive means no crashes when you...

Two hours and 20 minutes of battery life disappoints considering the slimmed-down specs. Only 1.3GB free storage space available straight out of the box. Stiff (and tiny) mouse buttons

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

ASUS EeePC 4G

 

A 2-pound ultraportable, the ASUS EeePC 4G is well worth its $400 price, even though it has only 4GB of storage and a Linux operating system.

Amazing bargain. Designed like a high-end laptop. Integrated webcam. Three USB ports. Good speakers. Xandros Linux is speedy and solid. Comprehensive selection of software.

Only 4GB of storage. Not powerful enough to stream audio and video from an external optical drive. Cramped keyboard.

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Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Share photos of your travels without waiting till you get home. Shop the world wide web without attaching any lines or wires. Learn through the latest technology without a technical manual. Play, relax, and entertain on the go with shock-proof design. Connect with friends and family with just a few clicks. At 7" and weighing only 0.92kg, you can take the Eee PC anywhere. With a dependable solid-state disk, you get unparalleled shock-protection and reliability. Power-efficient design provides longer operating time when on the go. With a rapid start-up time, the Eee PC is always ready to get into action. No technical manual required with the specially designed, user-friendly and intuitive graphic interface. You're always connected with built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g that automatically detects and connects to the Internet at any hotspot. The Eee PC includes the documents and the e-mails software, and a suite of other productivity software to help keep you on track. Enjoy music and videos with extensive support for a wide range of digital multimedia.

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio / HD Audio CODEC / HDA / Sonic Master
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
RMS rated power:7

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200
Battery life (max):2.4 / 2.5 / 2.8 / 3.5 / 6.5
Battery performance:5200
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4
Run Time (Up To):2.8hour(s)/3.5hour(s)

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / White
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Convertible (Swivel)
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Netbook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.5in
Height:1.4in
Weight:2lbs
Width:8.9in

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3 / 5:4
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 12 / 27 / 7
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1200 x 800 / 1920 x 1080 / 800 x 480
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (metric):17.8cm
Max Resolution:800 x 480
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output voltage:9.5
AC adapter power:150 / 22 / 60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166 / 200 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 500
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel HD Graphics 2500 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:2G Surf/4G/4G Surf/8G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard/Keyboard / Mouse/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:0.5 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type: / DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 667
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Galaxy black/Lush green/Pure white/Sky blue

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS / 4.0
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Linux/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio / HD Audio CODEC / HDA
Compatible operating systems:Genuine Windows XP.\nGNU Linux.
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics:GMA 900 / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:GMA 900 / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HDMI in:1
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC, 50 - 60Hz
Storage drive interface:SATA
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11g / WiFi 802.11 b/g / WiFi 802.11b/g

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Placement supported:Horizontal

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter output voltage:9.5
AC adapter power:150 / 22 / 60

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H61 / Intel HM55 Express
Clock Speed:571MHz/630MHz
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 30
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 / Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:66 / 81
Processor:i5-3330 / i5-470UM / N455
Processor boost frequency:1.86 / 3.2
Processor cache:0.5 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Ivy Bridge / Pineview
Processor cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron M / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Atom™ / Intel® Celeron® M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.33 / 1.66 / 3
Processor front side bus:400 / 533 / 571
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Processor model:i5-3330 / i5-470UM / N455
Processor Number:353
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series / Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / FCBGA559 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:A0 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Tcase:67.4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18 / 6.5 / 77
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Celeron M

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2,0 / 2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:49491 / 50026 / 65509
Processor code:SLBX9 / SLBXP
Processor package size:22 / 34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Fingerprint reader: No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Works, Windows Live / Open Office
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 8 / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Home Edition
Pre-installed software:Office 2010 Starter

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 4 / 64
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:2 / 4 / 64
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 64

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:2GB/4GB/8GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20 / 6 / 6.3 / 6.46 / 6.5 / 7.13 / 8
Height:0.787 / 1 / 1.22 / 1.26 / 1.38 / 9.17
Weight:2 / 2.2 / 2.87 / 29.5 / 32 / 32.5
Width:10.4 / 12 / 26 / 8.86 / 9