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Asus Disney Netpal

Specifications

Asus Disney NetpalNotebook: Asus Disney Netpal
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 250 euro
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus Disney Netpal

80% Disney Netpal by ASUS
Source: PC Mag English
The Disney Netpal by ASUS is proof that someone can really design a netbook around kids. It's not the tiny profile, the Princess pink colors, or even the 10 customizable, Disney desktop themes that impresses me, but rather the software that comes bundled with it. The Disney Netpal by ASUS netbook is loaded with useful tools for kids and parents alike.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Disney Netbook review
Source: Techradar English
Asus updates its Eee PC line up with a Disney netbook. You know, for the kids! With the original Eee PC seemingly ideal for kids, it was only a matter of time before we saw more netbooks aimed specifically at children. The Asus Disney Netbook is a brightly coloured product – available in either Princess Pink or Magic Blue – with prominent Disney branding.
Although the Asus Disney netbook may not offer anything new, it's a great machine for kids and is a surprisingly strong product for the money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Eee PC MK90 (Disney)
Source: Digital Versus English
After years of neglect from computer manufacturers, children have finally got a computer that's just for them. And what’s more, it stands up very well to comparison with versions aimed at adults. Asus’s Eee PC Disney (code name MK90) is designed to be usable by children ages 6 to 12 – and by their parents. Small, light, and robust, this Disney Eee PC is perfect as a child’s first computer. Parents can rest easy thanks to the secure parental control. We like the netbook’s quality matte LCD panel and finish.
The biggest drawback is the somewhat short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Disney Netpal by Asus
Source: Computer Shopper English
With this unit's great mix of specs, design, performance, and price, parents should consider the Disney Netpal if they're seeking a netbook for their children. It’s cheaper than buying a regular netbook and shelling out more cash for parental controls. And the Netpal’s design is more kid-friendly than other children’s netbooks we’ve seen. The more expensive, less-bold $599 PeeWee PC, with its robust parental controls and its age-targeted educational games, is intended for a slightly younger crowd than the Disney Netpal’s eight-to-12 demographic. We have to wonder, however, if the older end of the Netpal’s age range might be a bit too advanced for the Netpal’s kid-themed designs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N270:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.9": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Unimall Classmate PC
Atom N270, 1.34 kg
» PeeWee PC Pivot Tablet
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One AOA110-Aw
Atom N270, 0.995 kg
» Gateway LT1004u
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens M1010
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Packard Bell dot
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad S9
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB100
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» MSI Wind U90X
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» Gigabyte M912
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 904
Celeron M 353, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC 901
Atom N270, 1.125 kg
» Acer Aspire One
Atom Z530, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1620
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P1610
Core Solo U1400, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)