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ASUS 1025CE-MU17-PR 10.1-Inch Netbook (Metallic Purple)

by Asus
12 customer reviews

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  • Intel Atom_N2800 Processor 1.86GHz
  • 320GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel UMA
  • Windows 7 Starter 32-bit
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10.1" WSVGA (1024x600)/Intel Atom N2800 (1.86Ghz) Dual Core/1GB DDR3/Intel UMA/320G 5400RPM/Windows 7 Starter (32 bit)/802.11BGN/0.3MP Camera/BT 3.0/6 Cell Battery/HDMI/USB3.0/3GB Internet Webstorage/1 Year Global Warranty/6 Months Battery Warranty

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Screen Size10.1 inches
Max Screen Resolution1024x600 pixels
Processor1.86 GHz Atom N2800
Hard Drive320 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel UMA
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 10.5 hours
Brand NameAsus
Item model number1025CE-MU17-PR
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter 32-bit
Item Weight2.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.30 x 0.82 x 7 inches
Color Metallic Purple
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #46,263 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.7 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableMay 9, 2012
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Curio on May 28, 2012
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- No memory access bay. You need to tear it apart to upgrade the ram
- Base product under-spec'd at 1 gig of RAM
- Takes some extra cash, physical effort, and warranty voiding to upgrade into a phenomenal mobile device

Picky Preferences:
+- Keyboard a little "soft", kinda wished key's had more "click"
+- Sorta wished physical mouse positions were on the left and right side of trackpad ala the original hp mini's.
+- 2 Finger scroll for track pad not very effective. 1 Finger scroll would've been better.

+ Intel N2800 supports up to 4gigs of ram (need to upgrade windows to take advantage of this)
+ Very responsive machine even in default configuration.
+ HD upgrade to SSD relatively simple after opening chassis
+ Runs 720p vids smoothly. 1080p varies, but mostly good. Supposedly will be 100% smooth once intel gets around to updating drivers.
+ HDMI Output
+ USB 3.0 + USB Charger (very handy as a backup phone charger)
+ Bluetooth
+ Amazing battery life (8 hours+ average)
+ Purple

Would've rated it a perfect if it kept the same price but was easier to upgrade or if it was a little more expensive but with all the upgrades as a default option.

Update #1: If you install a SSD and discover that your netbook randomly freezes because the SSD falls asleep and isn't recognized when it wakes up....try uninstalling the intel rapid storage driver...seems to have worked for me.

ninja edit: bumped review up to 4 stars because it isn't a bad machine by any stretch in its default configuration. It just tickles a funny bone in most techies that a modern windows computer would come stock with 1 gig of ram without a way to easily upgrade.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By timmi4sa on July 16, 2012
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Not a Windows Home Premium - it has the Starter edition! The seal on the ASUS box was open. Having received from Amazon, I had a weird feeling about opening the box knowing that the seal was open (had an open arrow-shaped `flap` of the dark green sticker pointing up). In a well-lit room discovered that the LED screen has an interlaced whitish-gray line pattern on the whole left half of the screen (makes almost impossible to read text on websites), touching/pushing the bottom part of the lid takes care of the problem until I move the lid (to adjust an angle or to see better). Unfortunately, the LED issue has been discovered after I [carefully] installed 4GB of RAM and voided the warranty. Heck, never bought anything but Toshibas before. OK, at least 4GB memory has been recognized by BIOS! I found instructions on u-tube `Upgrading an Asus 1025C RAM to 2GB [HowTo]` except I put in a 4GB stick (a SINGLE stick everybody). Blaming myself for screwing up the display by installing the new RAM I have opened the netbook again and literally found nothing wrong, so .. having zero warranty coverage, I had unclipped the plastic frame around the LED screen to expose wiring and discovered that of the 2 sets of conductors leading to the LED panel the one on the left is completely wrinkled, so no wonder that by pushing on it I was reinstating conductivity - poor wormanship (or cheap parts)! As stubborn as I am, I decided to order the replacement LED replacement panel and `hopefully` in 3 days and 60 bucks later will have my .. check this .. PINKiSH netbook ready. Needless to say that to enjoy the installed RAM to the fullest I had to upgrade away from the Starter edition.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cyberbiker on May 24, 2012
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I purchased a returned 1025CE here from a Canadian vendor and it arrived on 18 October. It is a fabulous, highly mobile and very capable netbook. The installation of a 4GB RAM module took about 25 minutes. Then I upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate x86. The GMA 3650 prevents it from accepting the installation of 64bit Windows 7 so I can only get 2.99GB of usable RAM.

This is an excellent value for the price. I've loaded it with Office Professional, Quicken Premier, Acrobat Standard and a host of other software to make it a very capable and highly mobile business computer. The line Asus has replaced the Eee netbooks with is over twice the price of which you can currently buy 1025CE returns at Amazon.

Amazon is getting the returns due to the 1GB RAM module, the upgrade of which requires limited disassembly of the netbook. Just follow the Italian movie on YouTube to install the 4GB RAM module. WITHOUT THE 4GB RAM UPGRADE, I would not recommend purchasing the 1025CE.

RAM Upgrade Youtube video aacwJduU9qQ
4GB Kingston ValueRam KVR1333D3S9/4G, Amazon item B002XN3OL4

If you need an inexpensive mobile laptop, this one is at the head of the value pack, even if 64bit drivers are never released for the GMA 3650. The Windows Experience Index is 3.4 broken down as follows:

Processor: 3.6
Memory (RAM): 5.3 (with 4GB RAM)
Graphics: 5.9
Gaming graphics: 3.4
Primary hard disk: 5.9
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By Hsmog on December 27, 2013
I was in the market for a netbook because I have to travel to multiple locations on foot for work while carrying around everything that I'll need for the day - and that's a lot of stuff! I wanted a small, light, portable computer for this purpose and at the time, the ASUS 1025CE was one of the best choices out there. After using it for more than a year, here are my experiences with it.

Before buying this, you should know the limitations of a netbook. It's not blazing fast and it can't run a lot of programs at once. You should also know that although this isn't a cheap netbook, the quality and build of netbooks are very economical. If your expectations are somewhat utility and spartan, you won't be disappointed.

The pros:

* I really like the trackpad. It's not the type that you would expect, it is a hard plastic surface that blends in with the rest of the body. It doesn't bend or depress, so you don't have to worry about it being difficult to clean or breaking.

* Connectivity like a HDMI and VGA port, including THREE USB ports - that's more than some of the full-size laptops out there. The USB 3.0 port - transferring large files on the go is much faster.

* The body isn't easy to smudge and doesn't pick up fingerprints easily.

* Built-in webcam with privacy filter and zoom function.

* The battery. I use this primarily for work and with a couple of Microsoft Office programs running, this computer can last about 6 hours if you are trying hard to conserve your battery (have the screen brightness at the lowest setting with WiFi off).

* Matte screen if that makes a difference for you.
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