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ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

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  • Intel Atom Processor 1.5GHz
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Starter, 13 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

Embrace mobile computing in style with the new Asus Eee PC 1015PEM. The 1015PEM packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the Dual Core N550, which consumes less power than its predecessors, allowing the 1015PEM to get up to a whopping 13 hours of battery life. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, users can stay connected wherever they go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. The 1015PEM's 250GB hard drive and 500GB of free webstorage provide a wealth of storage and backup capabilities. The 1015PEM also features a chiclet keyboard for added style and comfort.

All-New Dual-Core Netbook: Revamped for Mobility

Everything you could ask of a netbook, the new 10-inch 1015PEM-P Seashell answers. Powered by the new Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor, the new addition to the Eee PC Seashell series delivers more responsive performance to speed up your applications without compromising battery life. Thanks to the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, you can take this mobile phenom wherever you choose and enjoy up to an incredible 13 hours of unplugged freedom.1 The Eee PC 1015PEM-P is encased in a smooth matte-finished shell that captivates onlookers and features the Intel Atom N550 processor with energy-efficient DDR3 memory support that's specifically designed for netbooks for more responsive multitasking.

Plus, it boasts outstanding comfort with a chiclet keyboard, multi-touch trackpad, and convenient hot keys – granting you quick access to Express Gate, the mini-operating system, and control of the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine that instantly optimizes system performance. Throw in a generous 250GB hard drive with 500GB of ASUS WebStorage2 and you get the ability to store, share, and access your important data anytime, anywhere.

All-New Dual-Core Netbook: Revamped for Mobility

Key Features

  • Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor that’s specially designed for a netbook to deliver responsive multitasking performance on the go (Learn more)
  • Up to 13 hours of battery life1 for all-day, unplugged freedom (Learn more)
  • Matte finish cover for stylish and smudge-resistant protection (Learn more)
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine boosts performance and saves battery life (Learn more)
  • Chiclet keyboard and large, multi-touch trackpad for comfortable, intuitive navigation (Learn more)
  • High-speed wireless N and Bluetooth v3.0 for fast Web surfing and enhanced Bluetooth peripheral connectivity (Learn more)
  • 750GB Hybrid Storage: 250GB hard drive and 500GB of ASUS WebStorage2 that easily backs up and shares your data anywhere you have Internet access (Learn more)
  • 0.3 megapixel webcam with security lens adds additional protection
  • Express Gatestarts up in seconds for quick access to the Internet, music, games, and more

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Power Savings with a Punch

Power Savings with a Punch
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The Eee PC 1015PEM-P introduces the all-new Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor that's specially made to deliver responsive multitasking performance without compromising battery life. With the innovative ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, easily select a power profile and optimize system performance for your task at hand.

The impressive 10.1-inch WSVGA display also utilizes LED-backlit technology for brighter visuals and enhanced energy savings compared to netbooks without it. All of the power-saving features combine to deliver up to 13 hours of battery life between charges.1 Almost double the battery life in most notebooks, you will have more than enough unplugged freedom to outlast the longest plane trips and back-to-back meetings.

Enhanced Connectivity

Enhanced Connectivity
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The Eee PC 1015PEM-P Seashell connects you to your wireless world faster. With up to 160 times faster transfer speeds3 compared to Bluetooth v2.1, the refined capabilities of Bluetooth v3.0 let you transfer data wirelessly to smart phones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices faster. Operating in the 6-9 GHz range rather than the current 2.4 GHz range, it also prevents interference from wireless networks and other devices that use the 2.4 GHz range to keep you connected without interruption.

Plus, high-speed wireless N connectivity delivers snappy Web-surfing speeds and faster downloading. The Plug-and-Play 3-in-1 Flash Card slot (MMC/SD/SDHC) expands your storage capability so you can view and share your digital photos, videos, and external data files instantly. The Eee PC 1015PEM-P also features a 0.3 megapixel webcam with security lens to give you added protection when not in use.

Efficient Display. Robust Protection.

Efficient Display. Robust Protection.
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The Eee PC 1015PEM-P features an LED-backlit display for ultra-bright yet energy-efficient visual clarity. With its 1024 x 600 resolution, you can coast through most of your favorite Web pages without having to resize your browser or scroll left and right. And with the matte-finish cover you get smooth, smudge-proof protection to withstand your on-the-go lifestyle.

Markedly Comfortable. Perfectly Concise.

Markedly Comfortable. Perfectly Concise.

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The Eee PC 1015PEM-P Seashell comes with a 92-percent full-sized chiclet keyboard with a spacious palm rest that's ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue and offer a more comfortable experience during prolonged use. It also features a user-friendly multi-touch trackpad that helps you navigate documents and web pages. With a simple touch of your fingertips, you can effortlessly scroll up and down, and zoom in and out, so that every detail is brought front and center with ease.

Even More Storage

Even More Storage

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The Eee PC 1015PEM-P hard drive has been expanded to give you 250GB of storage capacity and comes with an additional 500GB of ASUS WebStorage,2 a free and secure database to store your treasured data. ASUS WebStorage allows you to easily share and safeguard your movies, music, and files, so you can access them anywhere that has an online connection.

Quick Recovery with Just One Key

The Eee PC 1015PEM-P makes system reinstallation simple with a built-in recovery program that can restore your system to its original factory settings by simply pressing F9 three times during start-up. Coupled with ASUS WebStorage, you can easily back-up your data prior to system recovery to pick up wherever you leave off without a hitch.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources4, readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook. We tirelessly strive to exceed expectations of quality to ensure you an unmatched peace of mind every time you start your PC.

We also back our commitment with the industry's most comprehensive warranty.

1 Year ASUS 360 Global Warranty

The industry's most complete netbook care package.

  • 1 Year Global Warranty
  • 6 Months Battery Warranty
  • 30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee: If you discover one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel at no cost.
  • Free one-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 technical support

What's in the Box

  • Eee PC 1015PEM-P Seashell
  • Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card


  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Starter
  • Display: 10.1-inch LED-backlit WSVGA display  (1024 x 600)
  • Processor: Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor (1.50 GHz)
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz) & Bluetooth V3.0
  • LAN: 10/100 Mbps/ RJ-45
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3, 1 x SODIMM (expandable to 2GB)
  • Hybrid Storage: 250GB 5400RPM hard drive + 500GB ASUS WebStorage2
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixels
  • Audio: Stereo Speakers
  • Card Reader: 3-in-1 (MMC, SD, SDHC) 
  • Input / Output: 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15 pin) , 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 1 x headphone, 1 x  microphone
  • Battery: 6 cell battery (up to 13 hours1)
  • Dimensions: 10.31 (W) x 7.01 (D) x 0.93 ~ 1.43 (H) inches
  • Weight: 2.76 lbs (with battery)
  • Color: Black

© 2010 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications are subject to change without notice and features are only in select models. Products may not be available in all markets. Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

1 Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations. For more information, please visit The estimated maximum battery life in Windows 7 is measured with MobileMark 2007.
2 ASUS WebStorage is a complimentary trial service for 1 year after registration. Actual storage capacity varies by model.
3 Bluetooth v3.0 transfers files at roughly 480 megabits (60 Megabytes) per second in close proximity, and 100 megabits (12.5 Megabytes) per second at 10 meters. Actual results may vary depending on usage scenarios.
4 Rated number 1 Windows-based PC maker in's Service & Reliability Report 2010. Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Q2 2010's RESCUECOM report

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Product Information

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Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024x600 pixels
Processor1.5 Hz Intel Atom
Hard Drive250 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator3150
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 13 hours
Brand NameAsus
SeriesEee PC
Item model number1015PEM-PU17-BK
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Weight2.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.31 x 7.01 x 1.43 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Flash Memory Size1
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)2
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #13,430 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableSeptember 13, 2010
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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160 of 165 people found the following review helpful By Matthew A. Keas on October 4, 2010
Color: Blue Verified Purchase
I just got my 1015PEM on Friday. I created a USB install of Ubuntu and installed a 2GB DDR3 stick of RAM I had.

I'm running the latest Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick 64 bit beta, and it's fantastic! Everything works buttery smooth and is working right off (for those of you also using Ubuntu/Linux, the wireless drivers use the Broadcom STA drivers, just install via ethernet connection at first)

The keys and palmrests of smooth, not shiny, and extra comfortable to type on. I transitioned from a full-sized Mac keyboard to this little guy and had no problems adjusting.

The speakers are LOUD at full volume, for such a little thing. Far outshine my Acer 3810t with 'Dolby Experience'.

The power supply is superbly small.

I've been able to watch hulu, etc, just fine.

Last but not least, youtube 720p flash is a little jittery, but some updates in the future may fix this (this is after all, linux. Flash runs MUCH faster in Windows). Given that, there's really no need for 720p as the screen's resolution maxes out at 1024 by 600, so 480p looks (and works) just fine.

Finally, the battery life is outstanding :)

No regrets!
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful By level on October 12, 2010
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I've been in the market for a netbook, decided to bite the bullet when these became available with the N550 dual core processor. This is my first netbook and only experience with one, so take my review for what it's worth. Had it a few days before I upgraded to 2gb (no questions asked, absolute must) and immediately upgraded the BIOS after setup and running.

Nice little compact size. Relatively thin and not too heavy. The black matte has a rather odd hue, it seems almost having a blueish tint, which I thought was rather peculiar. It attracts finger prints more than I thought it would, maybe not as much as a gloss finish, but they do show up.

Screen seems alright, didn't notice any dead pixels. There is some bloatware, but not an excessive amount. I removed the majority of it including most of the asus add-ons. The key board takes a little getting used to as I'm accustom to a full size standard board and this lay out has a few different things about it. Overall it dosen't seem difficult to use. Mine appears to have a little flex around the G and H keys. With that is a tap-tap-tap-tap-thud-tap-tap when striking the H key. I find this to be a little annoying, along with distracting, hence demotion from a perfect 5 -- maybe I'm a little harsh, but I was disappointed in the fact.

Haven't really put the battery to test as this sits on my couch and AC power is always within reach. Have had no wireless issues, holds signal well and haven't dropped a connection from my linksys router. It does seem to get pretty warm after some use while on your lap, and the fan is a little louder than I expected it to be when spooled up. The heat and fan noise are side notes, and not enough to dock any overall points.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By J. Beveridge on February 23, 2011
Color: Black Verified Purchase
This is the current "go to" machine for netbooks. I bought it to do email and browsing while on the road and it does that just fine.

There are a few things to be aware of.
1. The memory Amazon recommends is wrong. Don't buy it. Buy the Patriot Signature 2 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz Notebook Memory PSD32G13332S that someone recommended in one of the other reviews.
2. Many users have complained that the memory upgrade still doesn't work with the latest BIOS. The ASUS Eee LiveUpdate application that shows when you start Windows does NOT search for BIOS updates. You need to go to the Start menu / ASUS / ASUSUpdate for Eee PC / ASUSUpdate, which shows build 0801. You need to go to the ASUS support site at [...] search for the 1015PEM, and then download (at least) version 0904. You can then use the ASUS Update utility to update the BIOS by choosing "Update from file." In theory you are supposed to be able to update the computer by copying the file to a USB thumb drive, but I couldn't make that work, even after trying three different thumb drives.
3. Current 1015PEM machines in the USA are shipping with Fast Ethernet, not Gigabit Ethernet. (100Mbps vs. 1000Mbps.) The new 1015PED I saw last week for $40 less contained the GigE chip, so this is really irritating.
4. The 802.11n implementation is relatively slow. My access point is 10 feet from the computer and the best I can get is 74Mbps. The access point is rated for 135 to 300Mbps, depending on the technology in the client hardware.
5. The two USB ports on the right of my machine are USB 3. Like the wired ethernet chip, this seems to change on a routine basis. Your mileage may vary.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By jeremiath on November 15, 2010
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I'm guessing I fell within a small percentage of buyers, and happened to have a bad luck streak with this netbook. All the reviews were very great, but my experience was not.

First Netbook:
The first netbook I ordered, upon opening, the entire keyboard panel (the panel that attaches to the base of the netbook) was dislocated from the base. Luckily it just snapped in place, so I dismissed it as a rather small deal. After using the netbook for a half hour or so, I realized that the left mouse clicker on the netbook had to be clicked really hard, or clicked in the very center of the button in order to work. I figured I had a defect, so I sent it in, hoping for a better replacement.

I was happy to see that the clicker for the left mouse function was working on this one. Also, the keyboard panel was properly attached to the base, so no "snapping" required. Everything seemed perfect with this model and I was happy. However... When I started browsing the internet, I noticed the 'H' key was rather sticky. Not just sticky but practically unusable. I thought maybe there was some manufacturers glue or some other compound that was causing the stickiness, so I gently lifted the 'H' key from the left side (it will come out and then 'click' back in place, but be careful when pulling it up), and used rubbing alcohol to clean the area. This moderately helped, but resumed the same behavior upon next use. Needless to say, I will be sending this one back as well, this time, for a refund!

I believe if you are not un-lucky like I have been, you may end up with a neat little dual-core netbook that works flawlessly and has awesome battery life (at least 7-8 hrs on single charge).
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