Asus Eee PC 1015B-MU17
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 1015B-MU17
Source: Laptop Mag
The ASUS Eee PC 1015B proves that AMD can play in the netbook space, and this machine certainly benchmarks better in the graphics department than most Intel Atom-powered machines. However, for just $20 more you can get the 1015PEM, which offers a faster dual-core processor and two more hours of battery life. This $279 netbook is worth a look, but it's not the best value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 40%
The ASUS Eee PC 1015b's main attraction is its $289.99 price point; this is one of the most inexpensive netbooks on the market with Windows 7. Even at this price, however, the 1015b is tough to recommend. The number one concern is usability; it is simply not there. The small screen and its low resolution, the limited functionality of Windows 7 Starter Edition, and the exceptionally sluggish performance of the AMD C-30 processor and 1GB of RAM make computing a frustrating experience. The keyboard is easy to type on but rattles; the touchpad’s buttons are too loud; the build quality could be better; lastly, the small fan makes too much noise. Spending another $50-150 can buy much-needed improvements in all of the areas mentioned above. Unless price is a paramount concern, there are better choices out there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 30% price: 40% performance: 20% features: 40% mobility: 20% ergonomy: 30%
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2011
Rating: price: 100% performance: 80%
AMD Radeon HD 6250: Integrated graphics card in the Ontario netbook processors (e.g. C-50 and C-30) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
C-30: Single Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. Due to the low clock speed, the CPU should slower than a single core Atom CPU, but offers a faster integrated GPU with HD video support.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
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.
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.
35%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.
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