|Screen Size||10.1 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.66 hertz Intel Atom N450|
|RAM||1 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||250 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11bgn, 802.11B|
ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PR-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black)
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- Intel Atom N450 (1.66GHz, 512KB L2 Cache)
- 10.1-Inch Color-Shine 1366X768 WXGA LED Display; Intel UMA graphics with Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator
- 1 GB DDR2 SODIMM memory, Max Capacity 2 GB; 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage
- 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth; 0.3MP Webcam; Chiclet Keyboard
- Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life; Windows 7 Starter Operating System
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PS. I was able to play my Avatar blu ray @ 1080p in my netbook. It played flawlessly. It got me teary eyed how gorgeous it looked, 10 times better than it looked in the "magical" ipad before I returned it.
Update: So far things keep going right. I read comments of people not being satisfied with their system. I had to admit that the PC right out of the box is not adequate enough to perform like you wish it would. I had to do a few updates and upgrades myself. I upgraded to a 2gb memory chip, installed a 128gb SSD, and did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium. Got the new flash 10.1 RC 4, and the latest broadcom drivers. I understand frustration from people about the additional work that has to be invested to get this system up to your standards, but for $399 is not bad at all. The HP mini 210 HD, with a similar configuration gets close to $499, and you probably have to make the same adjustments that I mentioned before. I had the HP mini HD with a broadcom that I installed myself, and it doesn't come even close in performance to the ASUS.
For video playback, windows 7 Home Premium, supports DVD playback.Read more ›
PROS: Bright, full resolution screen, great battery life, HD accelerator, bluetooth, smudge-free case, kinda decent speakers, nice touchpad, very light.
CONS: Noisy keyboard, keyboard flex, takes some tweaking to get the Broadcom card to work well, bad speaker placement (under the front), stiff trackpad button.
Other users complain about bloatware and there really isn't all that much. And like any new computer, it takes awhile to configure it. I also added an SD card for a little ReadyBoost speed bump and will add another gig of RAM, but when it's in Super Performance mode, it does everything with minimal, if any, hesitation. I'm hoping the extra RAM will speed things up.
I bought this mostly as a media player and it does that well. 480 Hulu can be twitchy at times but Netflix and Youtube play very well. It's my first time using Windows 7 Starter and so far I haven't found a real need to upgrade.
The battery lasts for well over 8 hours, which is fantastic. They keyboard is noisy and flimsy but I can type fairly quickly with it. Frankly, with the video accelerator and the full screen resolution, it's the netbook I wanted at a very reasonable price. I can live with its few shortcomings.
- sleek and well built. Not the thinnest around but the battery is almost flush with the body (not promiscuously hanging in the back as most).
- bright HD screen. You can work as you are used to on a bigger laptop, plenty of room. The fonts are not too small (also can be increased).
- perfect decoding (silky smooth) of 1080p 720p 480p h264 videos files with included total media theater 3 player and MPC-HC, etc.
- Youtube (windowed) 1080p = ~22 fps, 720p=~22fps
- Youtube (fullscreen) 1080p = ~8 fps, 720p=~12fps. Amazingly, it is still watchable
- youtube (fullscreen with total media theater 3) 1080p, 720p ... silky smooth!. Works from clicking a play icon on the youtube video thumbnails in internet explorer only. 35-60% cpu max in power saving mode for 1080p
- long battery life
- noise cancelling microphones tech (with two microphones)
- great keyboard
- sdcard slot allows the card to be flush with the case
- webcam could be better in low light but ok in most conditions
- no desktop vsync due to lack of aero in win7 starter => some tearing occur on the desktop. it does not affect playing videos with total media theater 3.
- touchpad has to be tuned (disable zooming gesture)
- lack of aero on windows 7 starter makes the desktop look laggy so better optimize for performance (remove windows decorations). Tried linux 3d desktop and it is silky smooth so it is a software issue with starter.
Very happy with my purchase overall.
At the end of the Windows installation, the Asus software says configuring system, I thought it was hanging, but after about 20 minutes it eventually completed.
I found the machine to be a bit slow, at least slower than expected.
I uninstalled the included anti virus software, and it made quite a big difference in responsiveness.
Regarding reports of missing hardware, my machine does have the "Crystal HD" hardware.
Asus has two update utilities, one called "Eee LiveUpdate" and "ASUS Update".
It seems that "Eee LiveUpdate" updates the software installed on the system, and "ASUS Update" updates the BIOS.
I don't know why they have two different applications, why not just integrate them.
"Eee LiveUpdate" updated the "ASUS Vibe" application.
When I ran "ASUS Update", it failed with an error that says "Sorry, there's no proper BIOS image file on the server!".
I wanted to double check if any updates are available, and I logged on to the Asus support site at [...].
On looking for updates, there is no product model matching 1005PR, there is 1005P, 1005PE, but no 1005PR.
I wanted to contact support about this, but you have to register to get support, yet again, there was no product matching 1005PR, so I can't register the product.
I ended up posting a question about the model number in the 1005P support forum, there is no 1005PR support forum.
As of this morning (11 May 2010) there is still no product 1005PR on the Asus registration page, the download page, or the support forum.
So 4 stars for the product, and 1 star for Asus.
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Got this Netbook so i could do presentations with. I got to admit it was one of the best buy to date. Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by P. Walker
The Asus Eee PC is a pretty good machine considering the low price tag. It has a higher resolution than many others which means less scrolling when viewing web sites. Read morePublished on September 23, 2011 by C.K.
I originally bought this for my mom when her huge laptop died, but once she tried it out she realized that the keyboard was too small for her arthritic hands. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by J. Jessup
I grew up on PCs, converted via a Macbook Pro to Mac in 2005, and am now converting back to PCs because of this little netbook. Read morePublished on November 8, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Overall its a decent netbook....Great battery life, screen has a great imaging display, but that's about it...I upgraded to 2gb RAM, which really didn't seem to do much... Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by NJM
The first one I purchased had to be returned because my friend determined that there was a problem with the Broadcom HD chip, but once I received my replacement (very easy to do... Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by Buddog
Amazon and/or Assus just robbed me! The netbook did not come with the broadcom HD card or ship! How can Amazon permit this kind of merchandise to be sold? Who is responsible? Read morePublished on August 27, 2010 by maurhern
My first attempt ended with me having to ship the unit back to Amazon because the unit did not have the Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator. Read morePublished on August 20, 2010 by S
I live in Japan and wanted a netbook for my regular flights to and from the U.S. The 1005PR seemed ideal, so I purchased one and had it sent to a relative in the U.S. Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by W. Murphy
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