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Old 12-10-2010, 07:00 AM
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Default ASUS 1015 PEM: One of the Best Netbooks of 2010 (?)

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.netbooknews.com/review/review-asus-1015-pem-best-dual-core-netbook-of-2010/screen-shot-2010-11-19-at-5-10-02-pm/' target='_blank'>http://www.netbooknews.com/review/r...-at-5-10-02-pm/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM rises to the top as one of the best Netbooks on the market. Its got a sleek and slim profile that is inline with the Seashell lineup of Eee PCs. The attention to detail in design makes it rise to the top like cream, this is the netbook that Peter here at Netbook News is planning on buying and I am picking up the ASUS 1015PN which has a few tweaks including USB 3.0 & Nvidia Ion."</em></p><p><span><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1291960746.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></span></p><p><span>One of ASUS' Seashell netbooks, the 1015 PEM has gotten a good but somewhat inconsistent review, but to me it seems pretty ordinary. With one of the touted features being a matte finish 1024x600 screen, and speakers sounding 'only a tinge tinny,' the system does sport a dual-core Intel Atom N550 running at 1.5GHz. Performance is above average for the class of netbook. With an 8+ hour battery, this should be a good travel system. Anyone sti<script type="text/javascript" src="http://onesite.thoughtsmedia.com/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js"></script>ll buying a netbook with 1024x600 resolution?</span></p><p><span></span></p>
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:25 AM
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I would if they made them with a 8.9" screen.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:40 PM
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I have the Asus 1000HA which is about 3 years old now. The netbook is great when I travel or need to help friends out with their network setup. That said, (may be because of age) next time get one with a slightly bigger screen, 12 inch. With these netbooks weighing in at around 3lbs, I don't care if it is more like 4lbs. I am 6'5" so the weight does not bother me. Rather have a more full size screen and keyboard because of my eyesight and fat fingers!
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:11 PM
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Sort of in the vein of another thread about 'is an iPad a Mobile PC?", when does a device quit being a netbook? 4lbs and 12" screen...is that still a netbook? Or is that a relatively normal small laptop? What's the difference between ultra-portable and netbook? Where's the cheatsheet that defines all this?
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:19 PM
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to me it is nothing more than marketing, in what you call a laptop. netbook, notebook, tablet or what ever you want to call it, it is just a tool to me. so, i guess if you follow these classifications, than a netbook is just to small for me. gimmie the smaller end laptop, again another name.
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