Asus Eee PC 1215N Reviewed – Best Netbook On The Market?

The much awaited Asus Eee PC 1215N netbook finally landed in the U.S. Why is this netbook such a big deal? Because it’s the first netbook to feature the Nvidia ION 2 graphic chip with Optimus technology which helps to save battery power by automatically switch between integrated and discrete GPU. So when play a 1080p video which require lots of graphic processing power, the Optimus will automatically turn on the ION graphic; while when doing normal computing tasks, the Optimus is smart enough to turn of the discrete GPU and just make use of the integrated graphic chip.

With a powerful dual core processor, Nvidia ION 2 graphic, and the Optimus technology, what you will get is a powerful yet energy saving netbook. According to review, this netbook can last for nearly 6 hours under normal usage, and the system performance beats every other netbooks on the market.

Find out more from this Eee PC 1215N review. If you own this netbook, let us know what you think!

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Netbook Comparison Tool Makes Netbook Shopping Easier

In order to find the best netbook that’s suitable for yourself, you need to do some research and comparison. There are so many netbook models available on the market today, which make netbook comparison an uneasy task. If you face this problem too (having too many choices and do not know where to start), this netbook comparison tool will be a great help.  It allows you to select a few netbook models and then display the specs, user reviews, and prices for each models in a table so that you can compare them side by side.

Asus Eee PC 1005HA Reviewd

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Asus Eee PC 1005 has been reviewed, and seems like this netbook has replaced the Eee PC 1000HE as the best netbook from Asus. While maintaining the good looking of the previous Eee PC 1008HA Seashell netbook, the Eee PC 1005HA not only solve the problem of the non-replaceable battery, but also boast an 8 hours plus of battery life, and a comfortable keyboard and touchpad . Here’s the full review of Asus Eee PC 1005HA.. check it out!

Toshiba NB205 Released

toshiba-nb205-n310-brown-cover-450Toshiba finally released its first netbook in the U.S. market. The Toshiba NB205 is an 10-inch netbook that comes with mostly standard specs that are similar to most of other netbooks on the market today:

  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N280 processor
  • 10.1-inch diagonal widescreen
  • 1GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, upgradeable to 2GB
  • 160GB HDD2
  • 6-cell battery
  • Full-sized keyboard

Although being late to the market, Toshiba manage to produce a top quality netbook that’s comparable to any other netbook available on the market today. Check out the review of Toshiba NB205 here.

Asus Eee PC 1008HA To Be Release Soon

Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell netbook, the new thinnest and lightest netbook from Asus, is going to be available soon. The company has listed the new netbook on its global website, with the detail specification, and a few pictures of the machine.

Eee PC 1008HA

The review of Eee PC 1008HA is also available now. Check it out.

Asus Eee PC 1000H vs S101

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With all the different Eee PC models released by Asus recently, you might be getting lost on which model is really for you. That’s when an article like this being useful to you: Asus Eee PC 1000H vs s101 Comparison by PortableMonkey.

Here are some highlighrs from the article:

  • As expected, the S101 is much thinner and lighter than the Eee PC 1000H.
  • The SSD used in the Eee PC S101 is faster than the solid state disks you’ll find in cheaper netbooks like the Eee PC 901. It also supports faster read speeds than the hard disk in the Eee PC 1000H, although not faster write speeds. But that’s good enough to ensure that the premium netbook boots faster, shuts down faster, and may perform some other tasks faster.
  • The S101 has a fan, but no hard drive, which makes it quieter than the 1000H.

Read the full article for more details.

Is Windows 7 Suitable for Netbook?

While Microsoft has just announced Windows 7 recently, several adventurous folks has already try to install and run the new OS on their netbook. So is Windows 7 suitable for netbook? Let’s find out from their experiment.

1. Asus Eee PC 1000H

Laptop Magazine has experimented their Asus Eee PC 1000H netbook, and the result is:

“So how is Windows 7 on an Intel Atom netbook? Two thumbs up for the new wireless manager and the new visual cues that are incorporated throughout the OS. We wouldn’t give up Windows XP just yet considering the video playback, but the OS is still in beta and it is our hope that final version will be even better for Atom-based PCs.”

2. MSI Wind U100

Lee Mathews from Liliputing posted an interesting article about his experience with Windows 7 on his MSI Wind U100. In short, here’s what he thinks:

“All in all, Windows 7 is even more enjoyable than Vista was, and it’s not going to be disappearing from my Wind any time soon.”

3. HP Mini

For HP Mini netbook, HP Mini Guide has posted their testing for Windows 7 on HP Mini:

“Overall it does seem a bit faster than Vista and things are looking really good for this pre-beta. As Brad Linder said, if it’s already running this good on Ultimate, there’s not a need for a specific netbook build. However, I bet they will offer a cheap, stripped down version to replace XP that will have similar hardware limitations for the discount.”

4. Lenovo IdeaPad S10

And finally Lenovo S10. Netbook Tech has done a pretty good write up on their experiment for installing Windows 7 on their Lenovo Ideapad S10:

“Overall, I’m extremely pleased with the current state of affairs with Windows 7. While the pre-beta build’s memory footprint hasn’t gotten smaller as of yet, the system is certainly usable and extremely responsive. I’ve been using the system for several days now and it’s held up quite nicely – can’t wait for the beta release next year!”

As we can see, all results are positive.