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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU27-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook with Kindle for PC (White)

by Asus
3.9 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews

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  • Intel Atom N450 (1.66GHz, 512 KB L2 Cache); Kindle for PC pre-installed
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 1 SODIMM Slot, 2 GB Max; Intel UMA graphics
  • 250 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500 GB Free Web Storage; 0.3MP Webcam
  • 10.1-Inch Color-Shine 1024X600 WSVGA LCD Display; 802.11 b/g/n; Chiclet Keyboard
  • 6 cell battery for up to 11 Hours of Battery Life; Windows 7 Starter Operating System
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Product Description

Color: White

Product Description

Embrace mobile computing in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-M which comes with the Kindle for PC application pre-installed. Utlize the portability of netbook with the convenience of Amazon Kindle E-books to read your favorite books and subscriptions on the go. 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 250 GB hard drive and 500 GB 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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Color:White

Technical Details

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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 1024x600 pixels
Processor 1.66 hertz Intel Atom N450
RAM 1 GB SO-DIMM
Hard Drive 250 GB
Graphics Coprocessor UMA
Chipset Brand Intel
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 11 hours
Brand Name Asus
Item model number 1005PE-MU27-WT
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Starter
Item Weight 2.8 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 White
Processor Brand Intel
Computer Memory Type SODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Battery Type lithium_ion
Power Source AC

Additional Information

ASIN B003JZC5LK
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #37,268 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#8,199 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 4.3 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 May 20, 2010

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 unsellable 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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Customer Reviews

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Color: Blue Verified Purchase
I just purchased this netbook after my previous Asus (the dependable S101) died b/c the screen was damaged by my own carelessness. So with that in mind, here's my quick take on the 1005PE MU27 model, which I received yesterday.

Pros:
- Nice feel of the keyboard. Firm and the spacing between the keys did not affect my typing in any way.
- Attractive cover (I bought the blue colored unit) and look to the machine.
- Fairly painless installation. The first boot took about 10 min or so, and updating the latest files for Windows 7 starter took about 30 min, not too bad.
- Based on the 1GB ram usage, surfing the web was a breeze. Watching videos on youtube or playing flash-based games all was fine. But at times I did notice some hiccups when many programs were running so I opted to upgrade to 2GB (see below edit for info).
- Battery life was very very decent. On a full charge on the high performance mode I managed about 7-8 hours.
- Quick charge time for battery.
- Very nice touchpad. Very responsive.
- Great price point for people looking to do very basic stuff on the computer.

Mehs:
- Screen resolution was ok. Not really up to part with the higher end counterparts.
- Camera is standard 0.3Mb quality
- Unit is not as 'sleek' compared to my old S-101, which was definitely lighter, more slender, and didn't feel as 'bulky' of sorts vs the 1005PE
- Click button below touch pad a bit clunky.

Cons:
- Windows 7 starter blows. It's fine if you're just going to use this netbook to do basic stuff like surf the web, send emails, or play games on facebook. But not recommended if you're looking to do more extensive things with the netbook.
- Did I tell you Windows 7 blows? Serious lack of customization.
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Color: Blue Verified Purchase
I purchased this netbook about a week ago and am loving it. I must say that in reading this review you should keep in mind this is my first netbook. Although I have always been a computer person, I have never used a netbook before so I cannot review it as it compares to like items.

This was purchased to do the "light" daily stuff like web surfing and simple word processing in place of a 14" HP laptop. The size and weight difference is great. I can hold my sleeping newborn in one hand and carry this thing around in the other with ease.

The 92% keyboard is easier to adjust to than I anticipated. The touchpad (my first experience with an Asus) is very responsive. Wish it had a scroll bar like my HP but the Asus method of swiping 2 fingers to scroll gets the job done well enough. On the same note the way Asus allows you to zoom in and out on web pages and pdfs by using the touchpad (iphone-style) is handy.

To date I have not had any real performance issues with 1GB of ram but I plan on updating to 2GB just to help free up some memory that is sucked up by background apps like AVG etc.

Battery life is tremendous.

Built-in webcam and mic works fine with Skype.

There is no active cooling (no fan) which keeps it quiet.

Windows 7 Starter is a little bleh. Though you can change the wallpaper with a free download from Asus, the customization options with Starter are limited.

The only thing I am not crazy about is the display--it is not bad, just not great. The picture is not particularly vivid. I know some higher-end netbooks are offering better resolutions now, but I don't think it warrants the extra cost.
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Color: White Verified Purchase
I bought this about four weeks ago and also had the previous ASUS model for two years prior. I travel for business a lot and find this computer to be the best one I have ever used for my primarily business purposes. I even tried a HP netbook and an Acer, but this one is a much better all around value. I have had fill size lap tops but this is so much easier to haul around and easily does email, Word, and spread sheets and Internet use is excellent with built in Wi-Fi too. The speakers are much better now and I frequently use Skype without using my head set because of the better speakers. I have no idea how this would be for gaming or music sound quality, because I don't use it for that. I get about 6 hours of battery life with my normal use and that is good enough for me but not quite the 11 hours that I had hoped for. It came with 1 GB of memory but I found that too slow for perfect Skype calls so I immediately spent about $40.00 more for a memory upgrade which I installed easily and now it is perfect for me!

Highly satisfied for my usage!
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Color: White Verified Purchase
I purchased the ASUS 1005PE-MU27-WT because I needed something for personal use and to show pictures. It has filled the position very nicely. It is not as convenient as the iPad but it can be used with USB accessories and run common programs as well as connect to a WiFi. It is not as fast as a desk top but it is very portable and the smaller screen is very workable. Like any portable style, an external keyboard is recommended though its keyboard also is very useable. For the commercial state of the art (Apple vs Microsoft vs Adobe) it was a very good compromise with all of the technical features though somewhat slow on processing speed but good on power consumption. The battery time may have been salesman specified rather than technically specified but I can get pretty close to a whole days worth of work on a single charge. I have never run out of battery between charges but have come close at about 6 to 8 hours. I can not think of anything I would add to it practically. It has been a good value for me and the Windows 7 Starter worked just fine for the things I wanted to do. The only bad draw back is the Windows 7 Starter and the marketing of the Windows 7 Home Premium. I thought long and hard before upgrading and almost did not. I am still unsure of what I gained. It is not an attractive marketing ploy. It would be great if it came loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium at an appropriately increased price. (Though no cost increase would be OK too.)
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