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ASUS X101-EU17-BK 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

by Asus
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  • Intel Atom Processor 1.33GHz
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 8GB Solid-State Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel UMA
  • MeeGo, 4 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

10.1" WSVGA (1024x600) / Intel Atom N435 CPU (1.433GHz) / 1GB DDR3 / Intel UMA / 8GB SSD / Meego OS / 802.11BGN / 0.3MP Camera / 3 Cell Battery / 1 Year Global Warranty, (6 months for battery)

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The Next Netbook Evolution

Today's digital life is all about staying connected. The new Eee PC X101 is designed to do all that and more. The new Intel MeeGo Operating System on the X101 brings the internet to you in a new intuitive interface, integrating Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media sites onto the homepage for quick access so you can stay connected even faster.

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 sturdy 8GB SSD drive with unlimited ASUS WebStorage1 and you get the ability to store, share, and access your important data anytime, anywhere.

Along with long-lasting mobility, it has a compact, scratch-resistant design that fits nicely in carrying cases and backpacks – ideal for both long trips and day-to-day errands.

The Most Versatile Multi-touch Tablet PC

Key Features

  • Intel® Atom N435 processor that's specially designed for netbooks
  • All-new MeeGo Operating System integrates Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media sites onto the homepage for quick access (Learn more)
  • Hybrid Storage: Shock-proof 8GB SSD drive with unlimited ASUS WebStorage that easily backs up and shares your data anywhere you have Internet access
  • Chiclet keyboard and large, multi-touch trackpad for comfortable, intuitive navigation (Learn more)
  • Ultra-portable in a stylish .68" slim and 2lbs light seashell-inspired design (Learn more)


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Mobility Evolved

Mobility Evolved
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The Eee PC X101 was designed to be thin and lightweight, for maximum portability. With a super thin .68" profile and weighs a mere 2lbs, the Eee PC X101 can be easily slipped in to bags for superior portability. A brilliant 10.1" WSVGA display makes reading documents and viewing multimedia files more comfortable. Featuring a comfortable chiclet keyboard for typing and large responsive touchpad, the Eee PC X101 makes staying connected and work that much easier.

Staying Social

Staying Social

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Today's digital life is all about staying connected. The new MeeGo OS was developed to help users stay connected through a convenient, easy to use interface. With specific applications for Facebook, Twitter, as well as a dedicated instant messaging client, keeping up with friends has never been easier. Google's Chromium browser is also built-in to the MeeGo for web surfing.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing
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The X101 is preloaded with not only the MeeGo OS, but also the ASUS App store so you can download applications and stay productive and entertained. Discover apps, games, extensions and themes for the Google Chrome web browser on the Chrome Webstore. Also available is access to ASUS@Vibe, which provides a fun, easy and convenient center filled with rich cloud computing content. As an added bonus, the popular Dropbox online storage is preloaded so you can easily and seamlessly sync files across your desktop, netbook or smart phone.

Relax, ASUS Has You Covered

Ranked as the #1 most reliable PC brand by 3 independent sources,2 readers and editors alike choose ASUS as their trusted notebook and netbook brand. ASUS relentlessly strives 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 Global Warranty3

Offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing netbooks:
  • 1 year global warranty
  • 6 month battery warranty
  • 24/7 tech support
  • 1-way free standard shipping


What's in the Box

  • Eee PC X101-EU17
  • AC Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information Card

Specifications

  • Operating System: MeeGo
  • Display: 10.1-inch LED WXGA display (1024 x 600)
  • CPU: Intel Atom N435 processor
  • GPU: Intel UMA
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • LAN: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3 (1 x SO-DIMM; up to 2G)
  • Storage: 8GB SSD
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speakers: Built-in Stereo speakers
  • Microphone: Digital Array Microphones
  • Card Reader: MicroSD Card Reader
  • Input / Output: 1 x Audio jack-out, 1 x Audio jack-in, 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Battery Pack: 3 cell
  • Dimensions: 10.31 x 7.09 x .69 –inches
  • Weight: 2.03 lbs (with 3 cell battery)
  • Color: Black & White

© 2011 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos.

1 Complimentary 60 days unlimited ASUS WebStorage trial. Please visit www.asuswebstorage.com for more details
2 Rated number 1 PC brand according to SquareTrade, the leading direct-to-consumer warranty company (for more information visit http://www.squaretrade.com/pages/laptop-reliability-1109/ ). Rated number 1 reliable PC maker in Spring 2009's RESCUECOM report http://www.rescuecom.com/RESCUECOM269.html. Rated number 1 Windows-based PC brand in PCWorld.com survey http://www.pcworld.com/article/211074/the_tech_brands_you_can_trust.html.
3ASUS reserves the right to exclude certain SKUs; check with your retailer to confirm coverage of specific models. Valid for notebooks/netbooks purchased in the US and Canada only. For complete details, please visit: usa.asus.com/event/ASUS360.


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Product Information

Color: Black
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Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024x600 pixels
Processor1.33 GHz Intel Atom
RAM1 GB DDR3
Hard Drive8 GB SSD
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 3150
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameAsus
SeriesX101
Item model numberX101-EU17-BK
Operating SystemMeeGo
Item Weight3 pounds
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size8
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  
Additional Information
ASINB005DIPSQ0
Best Sellers Rank #19,900 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.8 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 12, 2011
  
Warranty & Support
Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com 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. Amazon.com 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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105 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Orrin R. Onken on September 18, 2011
Color: Black Verified Purchase
Netbooks fill two needs for me. First, I need to access the Internet when I am on the move. Most of the information I need to make a living is somewhere in the cloud and for all practical purposes my browser is my business desktop. I do, however, need to write as well as read. I am writing this on the X101 in Google docs. A tablet doesn't work for me; I must have a keyboard.

I also have to write when I am not connected to the Internet--something that happens to me fairly often. That means I also need a word processor.

To keep me connected and writing, or just writing when not connected, I want a throw-away machine that boots up and shuts down quickly. By a throw-away, I mean something I can ruin by leaving it out in the rain without feeling that I have suffered a significant financial loss. The quick boot is so that I don't have to leave the thing in sleep mode all day to avoid the pain of restarting it. I don't need a lot of computing power or storage. I don't use power hungry applications or keep information I care about on netbooks.

After a weekend with the Asus X101 with Meego, I have the following observations.

Internet: Everything is fine here. The Chromium browser works well and the screen is bright. Videos, images, pdfs, and other files display easily. The wi-fi connects painlessly.

Word Processor and Office Applications: The Asus X101 comes with OpenOffice and a very basic text editor. I use OpenOffice in my physical office and like it in that context. OpenOffice, however, is big and acts a bit clunky on the X101. It opens slowly and at times the low powered X101 struggles with it.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Lincicome on October 16, 2011
Color: Black
Primary Use: School note-taking and mobile writing

Pros:
- Keyboard is quiet while typing
- Boots in 17 seconds (yes, I counted!)
- Chrome loads very quickly and smoothly, even with multiple tabs open
- GoogleDocs runs smoothly
- YouTube runs perfectly, Hulu gets an A-
- MeeGo only takes about an hour to get used to and is pretty user friendly
- Skype runs well, even at full screen
- As a whole, the mini is very light, very slim-lined, and lets admit it, adorable.
- Battery life, my uptime is 1 hour and I have consumed 29% of the battery, with the wireless connection on.

Cons:
- Some terminal knowledge will be helpful, mostly basic commands
- Getting new programs to show up on MyZone can be a pain
- Touchpad mouse click is very loud and clunky, so get used to tapping the touchpad for clicking (two-fingered taping will give you right-click results)
- Keyboard can be hard to navigate and be accurate with longer finger nails
- Can't use Netflix at this point (doesn't meet Netflix's system requirements)

Would I recommend it, yes! Great mini for a great price.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By jbz on September 27, 2011
Color: Black Verified Purchase
UPDATE: I have had this netbook for over 10 days now. I am using it a lot. I did have to overcome more issues but Linux is such a powerful platform it is well worth the effort to dig deeper. If you are interested you can check out more about my working to master this computer on powerlinuxnetbook under Google sites esp if you have weird network issues, which likely will be the case if your ISP is AT&T, or you want to really fix the alt-left/right keys with Chrome. (hint: Google site powerlinuxnetbook. Refuse alternatives. There are only a few pages returned so you won't miss it.)

I did extensive research on tablets and netbook computers before settling on this little gem. I believe this computer can make two types of customers happy:

1) Those with very specific uses in mind (and are willing to adapt to using a computer with obvious limitations). In my case it's web browsing (mostly reading and searching) and reading PDFs (supplementing my Kindle reader).

2) Those who are not afraid or even happy to do a little Linux hacking.

If you happen to be both then chances are that you will be a fairly happy customer, esp. considering how little you pay to get it.

What are the deal-clinchers for me? It's the lightest of the netbooks at two pounds. The time for booting up or waking up is very short, which significantly enhances the user experience. And you don't have to pay for a watered down version of MS Windows.

Because this computer is Linux based I am fairly confident that I can work around most of the problems that come with a not yet well-polished GUI. Remember that Meego is just the user interface package while the underlying operating system is industrial strength.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 17, 2012
Color: White Verified Purchase
Most of the complaints aimed at this laptop refer to the operating system not to the hardware. Like many other I hated the os, and replaced it with lubuntu. I was left with a fast and ultra light notebook. While the machine has limitations, for 200 bucks you get a intel atom processor, a 8gb ssd and a keyboard.

The meego software on the device is hopeless, but its linux so you can replace it easily. This also means you won't be paying for ms office or for costly anti virus software. This netbook can literally cost you hundreds less that similar machines with ms software.

It really comes down to your willingness to use linux and your intended use for the machine. I am a beginner with linux and needed the machine for taking notes, editing college essays and web surfing. In terms of simple computing tasks, the x101 excels. Clearly, if you need a high power computer, you would not be shopping for netbooks.

Buy this netbook if:

You are willing to install a new linux os.
You need a lightweight machine to do some light work and surf the net
You prefer your lightweight computers come with a keyboard

Don't buy this netbook if:

You want to use windows
You want to play pc games
You are unwilling to install a new os
You want to keep your entire music collection on your netbook

Hope this helps
Liam
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