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Disney Netpal by ASUS - 8.9-Inch Princess Pink Netbook - 5 Hour Battery Life

by Asus
3.9 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

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  • Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 1GB SO-DIMM RAM
  • 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 8.9-Inch Screen, Intel Integrated Graphics
  • Windows XP Home, 5 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

Developed with parents and kids in mind, the Disney Netpal by ASUS is designed for kids ages 6-12 and is durable, with a reinforced mechanical design, and offers a truly magical and engaging computing experience with a unique Disney user interface. Features include more than 40 robust parental control options, an 8.9-inch LCD display, Wi-Fi capabilities, Windows XP Home, and kid-friendly software featuring Disney characters and icons in stunning visual environments. Browsers and email have extra filters to assure that parents are able to control online safety and content for their children, and can easily select with whom their children can correspond via email. The Disney Desktop “gadget tray” offers a creatively designed 2D menu displaying a Disney-themed browser and a robust suite widgets and applications.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 8.9 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Processor 1.6 hertz Intel Atom N270
RAM 1 GB SO-DIMM
Hard Drive 160 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor Intel Integrated Graphics
Chipset Brand Intel
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5 hours
Brand Name Asus
Series Disney Netpal
Item model number MK90H-PIN002X
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows XP Home Edition
Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.8 x 6.8 x 1.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 9.76 x 6.81 x 1.13 inches
Color Princess Pink
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type SODIMM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type lithium_polymer
Power Source AC

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ASIN B002GNY34S
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #31,774 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#6,992 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 4 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 Available July 20, 2009

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Color: Princess Pink
We got this for my Daughter for her 4th birthday and it is just her size and working out great. It says for 6-12 years, but she is responsible with computers and used to working on them. I decided on the Disney Netbook instead of a regular netbook because it says it has a spill resistant keyboard and supposed to be sturdier. I can't say if this is true as this is the only netbook we currently own. We like the ASUS brand of computers so that was a plus.

I thought I would like the parental program that is on it, but that is totally worthless. It is cute, but makes it impossible to add anything or do anything on the desktop and the internet pretty much. My daughter likes to play Jumpstart and some other online games and it ended up being much easier to use the regular desktop for all her stuff. You can still turn the Disney desktop on to go and play those games so it works out ok.

It is a fast machine and so far has had good battery life. We are very pleased with it so far. I only wish Netbooks had room for an internal optical drive as my daughter has several games that require the cd to be in to play. But that is solved easily with an external one.
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I did a lot of research before deciding to purchase this product Disney Netpal by ASUS - 8.9-Inch Magic Blue Netbook - 5 Hour Battery Life for my family. One of the reasons I bought this over the Nickelodeon/Dell netbook - or another netbook brand - was that it is advertised that the RAM can be expanded up to 2GB. Asus does not offer factory upgrades. When I got the Netpal in this week, the warranty states that it needs to be serviced by an authorized repair shop. So I called to Tech Support and asked them about the upgrade. They said they don't recommend the 2GB RAM upgrade, won't do it in their service centers, and that it would void the warranty. EVERYWHERE on the internet it is advertised that it can upgrade to 2GB RAM. Make sure you consider this before purchase. I am not really happy with this purchase. I can't even get the some of the links on the Disney site to work. [...]. is very content rich and many of the links to videos and games just won't load.
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Color: Princess Pink Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 7 year old niece, and she really likes it. The set up for the new users is a little confusing. Parents should first create only their user account, and then afterwards create the account for the child using the parental control tool. The manual is sparse, and there isn't any online help at Asus's site yet. As the other reviewer stated, it is somewhat difficult to add programs to the Disney platform. We are still trying to figure out how to add Windows Media Player. The Disney media player is limited in that the screen size is approximately 3" and cannot be expanded. A DVD drive isn't necessary, just use one of the DVD rippers and converters, and save the files to a SD card. Just remember you are paying for the Disney name, because there is no way that I'd buy a 9" netbook for almost $350 for myself when there are better alternatives for that price. Oh well, it is very cute.
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Color: Magic Blue Verified Purchase
We purchased this for our 14 yo and he is very happy. We don't have to monitor him and he doesn't resent asking for access for new websites. Before he had to be in a public area of the house so we could monitor him and he had to wait until we got home to use the computer. Now we approve the game sites he wants to go to AND it won't let him go to "suggested" sites, some of which are VERY unsavory (as we found out). The computer also allows us to set the days and times he can get online. so we can easily reward good work at school with extended hours of play. Disney quality is evident. It is REALLY easy to use. Parental controls work very quickly so I can approve a site in just a couple of clicks and a password. cant say enough good about it. Plus made by Asus known for good quality netbooks. I have an ASUS for myself that i love.
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Color: Magic Blue Verified Purchase
bought this for my 8 yr old daughter ....NICE computer she LOVES IT..... windows XP doesn't max out RAM usage so one gig IS PLENTY nice sized hard drive and wonderful battery life of 5 hrs ...WOW..... you just want to use the browser in full screen (F11) so it isn't all toolbar on the screen...just bought one for my 10 yr old son (he doesn't know) ANY drivers for games can be downloaded online ...just installed drivers online for the Barbie all dolled up nails, UB Funkeys, added ToonTown plenty of room..looked at the Acer and the Nickelodeon but battery life was lame enjoy your purchase....
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Color: Magic Blue Verified Purchase
Bought this for our 6 year old son for Christmas. It was easy to set up, and it is easy for him to run. I recommend getting a mouse for it...kind of hard for him to control what he is doing with out it....Over all huge hit!!!
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Color: Princess Pink Verified Purchase
I'm only giving this 3 stars because I assume when I ever get a working model, it will work as well as my ASUS EeePc. We had a big bummer Christmas morning--charged up our new Disney Netpal overnight, then invited the 7-year-old to turn it on, and kept getting an annoying reboot message. Called customer support, and they walked me through several attempts to get the computer started, and then ultimately suggested I mail it back to a tech center for "possible replacement." They dang well better replace it, this was a $350 Christmas gift that didn't work for even one second! We'll keep our fingers crossed.
UPDATE: They replaced that first unit with a Netpal that works, though it took a few weeks. My daughter is enjoying it so far (she's just had it a few days). I find it a little harder to use than my old reliable Asus; the fancier OS adds a lot of steps to everything. But I appreciate that it has age-appropriate games she can use off-line; Radio Disney, which she likes a lot; and that it has all those parental controls.
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