Asus Disney Netpal
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 250 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Disney Netpal
Source: PC Mag
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%
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%
Source: Digital Versus
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
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).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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).
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.
This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
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.
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