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Asus Eee PC 1025CE

Specifications

Asus Eee PC 1025CENotebook: Asus Eee PC 1025CE (Eee PC 1025 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N2800
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 300 euro

Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 1025CE

Asus 1025CE review – best 10 inch EEE PC so far, but…
Source: Netbooklive English
In the end, I feel like the EEE CP 1025CE is a solid mini laptop, one of the best, if not the best netbook I’ve ever seen. Hardware and specs wise, Asus did a great job: the mini laptop is solid built and looks good, the screen is surprisingly good for this class and the keyboard/trackpad combo aren’t bad either. However, there are some issues. The biggest is the hardware platform, which is also the big novelty. Like I said in the Hardware section, the CedarTrail platform is no revolution, so you shouldn’t expect a huge boost in performances from the little fellow. It does offer better graphics in an efficient pack, but that’s basically all. And only to some extent actually, as drivers are an issue that might not get solved that soon, as Intel is said to focus more on getting ready for Windows 8, than developing drivers for netbooks on Windows 7. Of course, I might be wrong here, only time will tell.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2012

Foreign Reviews

Asus Eee PC 1025CE
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: The newest Intel Atom N2800; 14hrs battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2012

Comment

Series:

Asus came out with the first netbook about four years ago and from they have been leading the market in that category. However, it has come to a time in which consumers do no longer need a cheap, tiny laptop as travelling companion. Tablets and smartphones now play the role of these mini laptops.

Asus is still pushing the netbook category with one of the lasts of its kind, the Eee PC 1025. It is an improved version of the older and slower netbooks that ran on single core processors. One could say that this is the second generation of netbooks but that’s as far as it goes. Even with a dual core Intel Atom processor and 2 GB of RAM, the Eee PC 1025 still feels slow and laggy.

That’s just half as bad as the exterior quality. The entire chassis is made of plastic and feels like it could break apart with the slightest fall. Even keyboard and touchpad are a huge let down. The touchpad is made of the same material as the interior chassis and it isn’t smooth enough. The keyboard is too small and the key travel is too short. As a result, it can be really hard to get any typing job done on it. Suddenly, a touch screen keyboard doesn’t seem so bad anymore.

The 10.1-inch matte screen isn’t that bad outdoors but truly isn’t made for your multimedia needs. That’s one of the main points though, if you’re looking at a 10 inch multimedia device, any tablet out there will do the job for you with at the same amount of money. If it is an ultraportable laptop that you’re looking for, ultrabooks already do the job perfectly but at much higher price. The good parts about the Eee PC 0125 are its battery life and selling price. Hence, the only reason to get this netbook is if for some reason you need a cheap windows based, portable laptop that has a long battery life.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650: Integrated processor graphics card (e.g. in the Atom N2800) without dedicated memory. Most likely based on a PowerVR design similar to the GMA 500 but with higher clock rates.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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).


N2800:

Dual core Atom CPU with an integrated SGX545 PowerVR graphics card and a video decoder.

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


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small 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 a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.1 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.

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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Iconia W511P
Atom Z2760, 0.6 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 3
Atom Z2760, 0.6 kg
» Acer Iconia W510
Atom Z2760, 1.266 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY041S
Atom N2800, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB520-11P
Atom N2600, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB510-10D
Atom N2600, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY0235
Atom N2800, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB510-119
Atom N2600, 1.4 kg
» Medion Akoya E1230 (MD98722)
Atom N2600, 1.1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-WHI050S
Atom N2800, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R052C-WHI002S
Atom N2800, 1.25 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY021S
Atom N2800, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 210-4122EF
Atom N2800, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1025C-MU17-BK
Atom N2600, 1.1 kg
» MSI Wind U180
Atom N2800, 1.2 kg

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» HP Envy x2 11t-g000
Atom Z2760, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» MSI Wind U180-003PL
Atom N2600, 10.0", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1225C
Atom N2800, 11.6", 1.5 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)