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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook (Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life)

by Asus
3.9 out of 5 stars 144 customer reviews
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  • Intel Atom N450 Processor 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel GMA 3150
  • Windows 7 Starter, 11 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

Embrace mobile computing in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-M. The 1005PE-M packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N450, which consumes less power than its predecessors, allowing the 1005PE-M to get up to a whopping 11 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 1005PE-M’s 250GB hard drive and 500GB of free webstorage provide a wealth of storage and backup capabilities. The 1005PE also features a chiclet keyboard for added style and comfort. Lastly, a 0.3MP Webcam and Windows 7 Starter Operating System round out the list of the 1005PE-M’s impressive features. With its sleek curves and smooth lines, the Eee PC 1005PE-M offers superior style without sacrificing performance or mobility.

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 10.1 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Processor 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450
RAM 1 GB DDR2-SDRAM
Hard Drive 250 GB SATA
Graphics Coprocessor Intel GMA 3150
Chipset Brand Intel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 11 hours
Brand Name Asus
Series Eee PC Seashell
Item model number 1005PE-MU17-BK
Operating System Windows 7 Starter
Item Weight 4.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.3 x 7 x 1.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 10.31 x 7.01 x 1.44 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type No
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Additional Information

ASIN B00322PYYK
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 144 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #28,662 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#6,270 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 4.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available January 4, 2010

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Color: White Verified Purchase
I tend to think of myself as very methodical when it comes to electronics purchases, and my netbook purchase was no exception. I wanted great construction, performance, battery life, and value. That's a lot to ask for anything. But here is why I picked the 1005PE-MU17. For reference, here are the other considerations that I had in mind before I settled on the 1005PE-MU17.

1) Asus 1005PE-PU17 ($372)
2) HP 5102 ($400+)
3) Toshiba NB305-410 ($400)

Construction:
I'll admit it, the HP 5102 and Toshiba NB305 are better constructed. The 1005PE-PU17 has the same construction as this one. However, that doesn't mean this netbook's construction is poor in any sense. It feels solid throughout, the screen isn't flimsy, and the keystrokes are crisp. I don't really have a problem typing on the keyboard, but the right shift key will take some time to get used to (not that I use it that often anyway). It is light, and the screen is beautiful for its size. At full power, the graphics on screen are very crisp, I always love gloss screens, because they play videos and so much better. A BIG part of the reason I went with the 1005PE-MU17 over the 1005PE-PU17 is the color choice. The 1005PE-PU17 has only gloss black and gloss blue finishes. I saw these netbooks with dirty fingerprints at the store, and it really takes a lot away from your netbook. By trying to get those fingerprints off, you get more on, and it's really just an endless uphill battle. You can't win. This was enough to warrant me from getting the 1005PE-PU17 series. Luckily, the 1005PE-MU17's 11 hour battery life (as opposed to the 14 hour battery life in the 1005PE-PU17) suits me, and I can live without the bluetooth that the PU17 series adds.
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Color: White Verified Purchase
Wow! This is day 4 of using the Asus eePC netbook and it far exceeds my expectations. The Windows 7 starter OS works so well with the computer. Recognized my local network and our local Barnes and Noble wireless network and it was a snap to setup. Vista and XP would have been a nightmare.

I will be using the computer on my travels in the US and Europe. It will function as my telephone via Skype, e-mail writer and reader, listening to books from Audible, reading books downloaded from Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Add to that my mp3 and video player via Windows Media Player. Oh yes, I just typed a letter on word and pulled down a spreadsheet for Windows Live.

Lets start from the top. The LED screen is 10 inches, clear, colorful and seems to be very battery friendly. The keyboard is good except for a very small right shift key. Not as good as my full size keyboard on my desktop but the whole computer weighs less than the keyboard! The speed of the wireless N network on my Asus is similar to my Sony Vaio Duo, fast. Handled my streaming video from Netflick's well. The battery; the 6 cell battery has lasted 10 hours + listening to mp3's while using Microsoft Office, watching video from Netflicks, and reading and listening to books. Didn't turn off the wireless either. Not bad. I haven't done any heavy duty computing like working on video or photo work. I have my quad core desktop for that stuff.

I am wondering how book readers and tablets(Apple?) will be able to compete with a netbook like this? It can do it all and compute as well. If the hardware continues to work as well as it did out of the box, it will will be an ideal road warrior and entertainer.
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Color: Black
I looked at netbooks and small notebook computers for over a month, and I probably spent more time than is reasonable or sane on the entire project - simply because I wanted to be able to travel lighter than before, and have a computer that could still do most of what I need.

I looked at:

Lenovo U150
Lenovo S10
Acer Aspire One
Toshiba NB205
Dell Mini

I eventually bought the 1005PE because of it's battery life, the processor, and it's keyboard, and overlooked the mouse (which I have come to view as acceptable).

Things I Liked About the 1005PE:
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1. The keyboard. It's much better than I expected. The keys bounce when I type, and I kind of like that. I wouldn't call it flex, and frankly I don't even understand what keyboard "flex" is anyway. I type fast and I write a great deal as part of my job, and if the keyboard were not comfortable, it would be the first reason to not buy the computer. They say the keyboard is 92% of a full size, and it feels that way or just a bit smaller. But it's easy to type on and I love that.

2. The processor. The computer has been able to do everything I wanted. I have watched videos, listened to music, plugged in an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and I've even run several programs at one time. I do a lot of spreadsheet work and I've not used it for any of that, but I am now confident that it could do that reasonably well as long as I didn't go crazy on the rows and columns.

One thing that surprised me is that I was told that I needed to be aware that I could not use the computer for more than one thing at a time, and that it couldn't be my main machine. But the fact is that I've been running two or three programs at once, and it is fine.
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