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ASUS Eee PC S101 / S101H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and performance are on the whole positive. The battery and portability also get good reviews, but reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. The resolution and sound get critical views.

design, portability, battery, performance, usability

value for money, keyboard, screen, sound, resolution

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS Eee PC S101 / S101H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Asus EeePC S101


After introducing the world to its cheap, dinky-looking, plasticshelled netbooks, Asus is turning its own game upside down with the EeePC S101. The latest variant in the never-ending Eee series comes in a new fashion-conscious design. This svelte...

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Review Asus Eee PC S101 Mini-Notebook


Glitz and Glamour. Although the classical Eee 1000H notebook rate

Slim, elegant case; Nice haptics, because of metal inlays.; Low weight of barely one kilogramme; Eee Storage Online memory; Multitouch touchpad; Low noise and temperature emissions; Passable battery life

UMTS ready model is not available; Difficult to use the keyboard in the dark; Low brightness of the screen; Only 16GB mass storage capacity built-in

Because its price starts at about 500.- euros, it is especially hard for the Eee S101 anyway. Similar netbooks are already available at a clearly lower price. Regarding design the thoughest competitors are the Samsung NC10 and HP Compaq Mini 701eg....

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Asus Eee PC S101 (black)


With the basic parameters of what makes a Netbook fairly set in stone, it's becoming harder than ever for a new model to stand out from the crowd, as evidenced by largely identical recent Netbooks from Dell, Lenovo, and HP--though the HP Mini 1000's...

Upscale brushed-metal design outshines other Netbooks; almost as slim as the MacBook Air

More expensive than similar Netbook configurations; hard-to-use, tiny keyboard

Asus packs the same basic components found in other Netbooks into a stylish, slim chassis for a modest premium in price, but some unfortunate keyboard-layout compromises make the S101 harder to use than it should be.


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ASUS Eee PC S101 (XP)


This premium mini-notebook is gorgeous and strikingly thin, but you have to be willing to make some trade-offs in the name of fashion.

Head-turning, fashionable design, Multi-touch trackpad, Spacious keyboard, Included 30GB of online storage

Relatively expensive, No extended battery option, Awkwardly placed right Shift key

The touchpad has been remolded for the S101; it's coated in a brushed metal, which gives it a smooth yet textured feel. The dedicated left and right buttons from the 1000H have been replaced with a single bar that's more comfortable and easy to press

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Asus Eee PC Netbook EPCS101B-BLK043X


Overall the Asus Eee PC Netbook EPCS101B-BLK043X (Granite) will allow you to browse the internet, send and receive emails, listen to music, look at your photos and communicate using the webcam to your family and friends. If this is what you are looking...

10.2 inch screen1.6GHz Intel N270 Atom processor1GB memory32GB SSD (Solid State Drive)

No Optical Drive Included

The Asus Eee PC Netbook EPCS101B-BLK043X Granite Netbook comes with...

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CeBIT 2009 - Part 7 and the Finale


In our final leg for the CeBIT 2009 coverage, we cover booths from Akasa, G.Skill, Patriot Memory, IDSbox, Jetway, Kingmax, OCZ, USB Implementers Forum group, Zotac and a few others like the Green IT hall and even the Singapore Pavilion.

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CeBIT 2009 - Part 4


In part 4 of our CeBIT coverage, we cover BenQ, Chieftec, Geil, Enermax, Enlight, Fujitsu Siemens, Hyunjin, JSP-Tech, Miracube, Shuttle and Seagate.

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CeBIT 2009 - Part 3


In this episode, we cover MSI's wide range of products with special emphasis going towards their growing notebook lineup, and a handful of network storage vendors such as Netgear, Promise, RaidSonic (Icy Box series), Thecus and Zyxel.

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CeBIT 2009 - Part 2


In this edition of CeBIT, we take a slight detour from PC components and bring you some of the latest products and technology from the consumer electronics segment such as mobile phones, cameras and technology in the car. Covered here are HTC, Garmin,...

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Asus EEE PC S101 – a netbook for fastidious clients


Being one of the newest members of the EEE PC family, the Asus S101 is not like the majority of the netbooks available on the market. Why? Cause it's stylish and sophisticated, but also smart. The first t...

So, as a final thought, ASUS EEE PC s101 can be considered and extraordinary netbook, one of the best available on the market right now. We would definitely like to have one. How about you?

Product Specifications

Enjoy larger screen with compact design on Netbook S101. Featuring with artistic design with UV High Gloss Graphite cover, up to 5.5 hours of polymer battery life, built-in high speed 802.11n connectivity and exclusive 30GB file encrypted Eee Storage for easy accessibility makes it the ideal traveling companion for outdoor activities. The unit is extremely thin that is less than 1" and weighted only 2.3lbs. S101 offers large 10" display that provides comfortable viewing, and a user friendly, comfortable solid keyboard for easy typing and relaxing usage. S101 includes high capacity Solid State Drive to endure strong shock, extreme temperatures and consumes less power. The package contains Eee PC, battery, AC Adapter, Sleeve Case, Manual and Recovery CD.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5.4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.9cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Eee PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Processor Number:N270


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:16GB
Notebook Type:Netbook