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Asus Eee PC S101

Specifications

Asus Eee PC S101Notebook: Asus Eee PC S101
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.09kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 77.58% - good
Average of 26 scores (from 32 reviews)
price: 58%, performance: 64%, features: 65%, display: 60% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Asus Eee PC S101

88% Review Asus Eee PC S101 Mini-Notebook | Notebookcheck
Glitz and Glamour. Although the classical Eee 1000H notebook rated first class in our tests and still belongs to the leading models, its design could never really convince. After Samsung launched a serious competitor with the NC10, Asus now counters: The Eee PC S101 especially addresses netbook users who appreciate a good design.
100% Asus Eee S101 notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
Having started the mini-notebook trend with its Eee PC products, Asus has decided to take things a step further with the S101, a relatively pricey mini-notebook but one that has the characteristics of its full-sized cousins. The S101 is something of a Kylie Minogue of mini-notebooks. It’s sleek and small, weighing 1kg and with a height of just under 2cm, and even comes complete with a glittery casing and keyboard. Like one of Kylie’s concert tickets it also has a high price tag. The price for such a special computer is £449, which is almost twice as much as the cheapest of its similarly sized competitors. In its defence, the S101’s looks aren’t the only thing going for it. An impressive alternative to a standard notebook, but one that justifies its price.
100, Display 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80%
ASUS Eee PC S101
Source: Hardwarelabs English
Mit dem S101 ergänzt ASUS seine Eee PC Produktfamilie um ein besonders elegantes Modell. Verglichen mit anderen Netbooks fällt sofort die schicke Optik und die hochwertige Verarbeitung auf, welche die inneren Werte fast vergessen lässt. Auch das geringe Gewicht von ca. 1 kg und die kleinen Abmessungen fallen positiv auf. Das Arbeiten unter dem vorinstallierten Windows XP Home fällt leicht, die Performance ist dank SSD sehr gut. Einzig der geringe Speicherplatz von insgesamt 32 GB, verteilt auf eine 16 GB SSD und einer 16 GB SDHC Karte, könnte zu Problemen führen. Wer das S101 aber hauptsächlich im Officebereich einsetzt, dürfte selten an die Grenzen des Massenspeichers stoßen. Wenn es doch einmal eng wird können sowohl SDHC Karte als auch SSD gegen ein größeres Modell getauscht werden. Für letztere Möglichkeit bietet der Speicherspezialist Super Talent kompatible SSDs an.
Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
ASUS Eee PC S101
Source: Inside HW English
If HP 2133 that we reviewed two months ago was intended for business users then ASUS Eee PC S101 is intended for business users that need to make a statement. This is most elegant netbook that we tested so far, and it is suited for male or female users. ASUS Eee PC S101 is very functional netbook that represents also nice fashion accessory. Slightly higher price tag is expected companion of this model and we found it to be perfect for this kind of product.
Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Asus Eee PC S101
Source: PC Authority English
Unfortunately, though, there’s little here besides the styling to convince us that the S101 is worth so much more than its rivals. It may be worth the money if you’re determined to have the most stylish netbook around, but at this price we’re unable to give it a wholehearted recommendation.
Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2009
Rating: price: 50%
Asus - Eee PC S101 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Totally unlike any other netbook you have seen, the S101 is a well crafted, beautifully designed and built netbook. And that's really the problem: it may look like an utraportable notebook but it isn't, yet its price tag takes it firmly into standard notebook territory.
Verarbeitung gut, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2008
Rating: price: 50% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus S101 review
Source: PC Advisor English
This is a strong laptop with excellent portability, great looks and some perfectly decent specifications for the £449 asking price. The Asus S101 is a good contender as a compact business laptop.
von 5: 3.5, Ausstattung 3.5, Verarbeitung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Review: Asus Eee PC S101 mini laptop
Source: vnunet.com English

The Eee PC S101 might be more accurately regarded as an ultraportable laptop rather than a netbook, and its price reflects this. However, we were impressed with its quality and found it more usable than many of the ultra-small netbooks.


4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Eee PC S101 luxury netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English
There's no denying that the S101 is expensive compared to other SCCs - but when you compare it to small and light models from the big names it's an absolute steal. It also looks fantastic and if a 1024 x 600 screen is large enough for you to work on then it's an ideal travel companion. Throw in its glittering performance - especially when it comes to the hard drive - not to mention the massive 32GB of solid state storage and it's a very attractive proposition indeed.
80%, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
ASUS Eee PC S101
Source: IT Reviews English

After much speculation, ASUS has indeed launched a ‘high-end’ netbook. Though that sounds like an oxymoron, the Eee PC S101 should do a great job of appealing to those who have avoided buying an Eee PC because of its ‘low-cost, low-power’ package. Not so with the Eee PC S101. This gorgeous little machine has been designed for fashion-seeking individuals who view style as much of a factor as substance. Fantastic but incomplete netbook
Verarbeitung exzellent, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2008
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 95%
79% Asus Eee PC S101 (black)
Source: CNet English
With the basic parameters of what makes a Netbook fairly set in stone, it's becoming harder than ever for a new model to stand out from the crowd, as evidenced by largely identical recent Netbooks from Dell, Lenovo, and HP--though the HP Mini 1000's impressively large keyboard was a plus. Asus packs the same basic components found in other Netbooks into a stylish, slim chassis for a modest premium in price, but some unfortunate keyboard-layout compromises make the S101 harder to use than it should be.
(von 10): 7.9, Ausstattung 7, Leistung 8, Mobilität 9, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 90%
70% ASUS Eee PC S101 (XP)
Source: Laptop Mag English
How much are you willing to pay for style? The Eee PC S101 ($699) is hands-down the best looking mini-notebook we have seen, and its thin size and small footprint make it a machine that you’ll want to show off to the world. However, the chunkier but cheaper Eee PC 1000H ($479) features a longer-lasting six-cell battery and a much larger 160GB hard drive. Similarly, our category favorite, the MSI Wind (street-priced as low as $479) also sports a better six-cell battery and a larger hard drive, plus a better keyboard than either Eee PC. Some may prefer the ASUS N10, which, though not as thin or light as the S101, offers a handsome design, a better-looking glossy display, and discrete Nvidia graphics for the same $699 price. But if a stylish netbook is what you’re looking for, the Eee PC S101 will meet your needs.
3.5 von 5, Preis schlecht, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 40% mobility: 50%
80% Asus Eee PC S101
Source: Trusted Reviews English
All told we like the S101 in the same way that we like most ultra-portables notebooks, because it's sleek, stylish and accomplished. Battery life is very good, while the keyboard, touchpad and basic feature set are also excellent, even if you don't get much more than other cheaper netbooks. But price, as we all know, is an emotive issue. If you like your netbooks dirt cheap and care little for how they look and how you look using them, then it's obviously not for you. If, however, you've liked the idea of a netbook but find the current efforts a little unrefined, then the S101 is your only real choice. As such, even if it's not an "everyman" machine like other netbooks, we reckon the S101 deserves a recommendation because it's discernibly different from what else is available - something you can't say that often.
(von 10): 8, Preis 7, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 8
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90%
90% Asus Eee PC S101 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Asus Eee PC S101 breaks away from the idea of a netbook being simply a cheap and cheerful PC and brings style and design to the fore. The battery life is great but it's the keyboard and screen that will ultimately win you over. Netbook purists won't be happy about the price but we think Asus has created a new benchmark with the S101.
9 von 10, Mobilität ausgezeichnet, Preis schlecht
Single Review, , Short, Date: 10/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% mobility: 95%
89% Asus Eee PC S101 review
Source: CNet English
With the S101, the Eee PC has finally grown up. It's been completely redesigned so it's sexier, lighter, and more appealing to anyone who knows who Manolo Blahnik is. The £449 price tag means it's more expensive and elitist than previous Eee netbooks, but Asus is pitching it as an alternative to comparatively pricey ultra-portables like the Sony Vaio TT series, or Toshiba Portege R500. Let's see how it fares. The S101 is a stunning netbook -- the best we've seen to date. Its battery life isn't quite as good as its some of its bedfellows, and it's a little more expensive, but it's the perfect choice if your mission is to make the Joneses look poor.
8.9 von 10, Mobilität schlecht, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 60% mobility: 40%
90% Asus Eee PC S101
Source: Techradar English
At £449 (inc VAT) the Asus Eee PC S101 may not adhere to the idea of a low-cost device, but when it comes to comfort, usability and style this is easily the best Netbook on the market.
4.5 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung gut, Display gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
83% Asus Eee PC S101
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Leaked photos have already hinted at the existence of a high-end Eee PC from Asus, but little else has so far been revealed about this sleek new netbook – until today, that is. Asus has now officially announced the Eee PC S101 and Mobile Computer is lucky enough to have scooped the worldwide exclusive review. The Asus Eee PC S101 is a truly stunning netbook, but we'd like to see at least a small bump in the specs to justify that "high end" price tag.
5 von 6, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 40% mobility: 80%
67% Asus Eee PC S101
Source: PC Pro English
Netbooks tend to adhere to an incredibly precise blueprint: cram an Intel Atom processor, relatively small hard disk, wireless internet and a 10in screen into an off-white chassis that looks more toy than trend-setter and watch them fly off the shelves. Asus' latest Eee PC, however, veers away from this safe ground more than any netbook we've yet seen. Fantastic looks fail to conceal the S101's fatal flaw: it's the same old netbook underneath.
4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67%

Foreign Reviews

52% Gute Notebooks bis 500 Euro
Source: c't - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 52% price: 70% performance: 17% features: 30% display: 22% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 79%
78% ASUS EEE PC S101
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 40% features: 71% display: 85% mobility: 91% workmanship: 90%
78% Nette Netbooks
Source: Chip.de - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 99% features: 68% display: 47% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 78%
60% Asus Eee PC S101 und S101H Netbook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 80%
Dünner, schicker, teurer
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2009
Rating: price: 50% mobility: 50%
81% Asus Eee PC S101 (Netbook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 63% performance: 100% features: 77% display: 66% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 86%
88% Test Asus Eee PC S101 Mini-Notebook
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 52% display: 72% mobility: 95% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 94%
67% Asus Eee PC S101
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 37% performance: 97% features: 70% mobility: 69% ergonomy: 56%
Klein, bunt, mobil
Source: c't - 3/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% features: 40% display: 50% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
80% Eee PC S101
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
73% ASUS Eee PC S101
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60%
80% Recensione Asus Eee PC S101 (S101H)
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Recensione Asus Eee PC S101 (S101H)
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70%
75% Review Asus Eee PC S101
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 75%
59% EeePC S101
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 59% performance: 20% display: 60% mobility: 60%

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).

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).


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.


10.2":

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.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.09 kg:

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.

Asus reviews


77.58%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus Eee PC 1000
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N450, 1.3 kg
Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.4 kg
Samsung N135-JA01NL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB200-12R
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.4 kg
Simmtronics Simmbook
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.2 kg
Toshiba NB200-131
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.18 kg
Samsung NB30
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N450, 1.3 kg
Toshiba NB200-11M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.3 kg
Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.1 kg
Olive Zipbook X107H
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.1 kg
Medion Mini E1217
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1 kg
Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.4 kg
HCL Me 06
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.6 kg
Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.4 kg
HP Mini 110-1199eg
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.2 kg
M&A Technology Inc. Companion PC 10
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire One D250-1613
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.3 kg
Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.4 kg
HP Mini 110-1131dx
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.2 kg
CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.3 kg
Advent Milano
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.2 kg
Mesh Computers Edge10 R
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.1 kg
HP Mini 110-1134CL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.3 kg
Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.4 kg
Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.1 kg
Toshiba mini NB205-N330
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 1.4 kg
Dell Latitude E2100
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire One ZG8
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)