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Asus N10 Series

Asus N10EProcessor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 10.2 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.8kg
Price: 500, 600 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 38 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 71%, features: 78%, display: 77%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 78%

 

Asus N10

Specifications

Asus N10Notebook: Asus N10
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 72.4% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Looks Like a Bargain? Are Asus Laptops Any Good?
Source: Bright Hub English
So there we have it, quite a lot of reasons to seriously consider Asus for your next laptop. As always, however, I would suggest that you take your time and shop around. If you are buying online take the time to go into a store and look at the design of their laptops and talk to some of the salespersons to see what customers say about them. There is no doubt though that Asus has established itself as an exceptional laptop producer who can provide good quality products as a good price. So the answer to your question is, yes, Asus laptops are good and they are worth taking a look at.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 100% ergonomy: 100%
80% Looks Like a Bargain? Are Asus Laptops Any Good?
Source: Bright Hub English
So there we have it, quite a lot of reasons to seriously consider Asus for your next laptop. As always, however, I would suggest that you take your time and shop around. If you are buying online take the time to go into a store and look at the design of their laptops and talk to some of the salespersons to see what customers say about them. There is no doubt though that Asus has established itself as an exceptional laptop producer who can provide good quality products as a good price. So the answer to your question is, yes, Asus laptops are good and they are worth taking a look at.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus N10 review
Source: CNet English
It's difficult to pigeonhole the N10. It's small and cheap enough to be considered a netbook, but it's also powerful and well-equipped enough to take on traditional ultraportables. Whatever you call it, it's undeniably a great piece of engineering that offers more possibilities for less money than its rivals. As long as this is around, there's absolutely no point buying something like an Eee PC 1000H or even a MacBook Air.
9 von 10, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 60%
75% Asus N10 notebook-not-netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English

It's hard not to like the N10 when it's sitting in front of you, but we can't help coming back to its neither-fish-nor-fowl nature. Think of it as a notebook, and its performance and low screen size and resolution will disappoint. Consider it a netbook, and it's expensive and bulky. This is a shame, because the N10 packs in a heck of a lot of technology for the price and it looks great. But it sits right between two stools, and we think most buyers will opt for either a smaller netbook or a larger, more powerful notebook.


75%
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 75%
67% Asus N10
Source: Mobile Computer English
An interesting technological exercise, but the Atom processor was never intended for anything other than a netbook and the N10 is a curiously mismatched portable as a result.
4 von 6, Ausstattung gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80%
ASUS N10: Netbook in Champagnerlaune
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
50% Asus N10
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%

 

Asus N10J

Specifications

Asus N10JNotebook: Asus N10J
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75.29% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 24 reviews)

 

ASUS N10Jc A1 - Atom N270 1.6 GHz - 10.2" TFT
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Overall the ASUS N10 qualifies as a notebook. With more power than the average netbook it is a great solution for those looking for a secondary computer and for some such as myself as their main notebook. Personally I do not own any other computer at this time other than the N10. If you plan to use this as your main notebook an external monitor with a higher resolution is a must. I would recommend this notebook for those who would like to have a very portable, light gaming notebook with good battery time.
Leistung 80, Display 50, Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 90%
70% ASUS N10J-A2
Source: Laptop Mag English
This premium netbook, aimed at business users, offers switchable graphics, a huge hard drive, and a speedy instant-on OS. The $799 ASUS N10J-A2 is a premium netbook that stands out from the competition for its very good graphics performance, large 320GB hard drive, and speedy Express Gate OS. For business users, we recommend the HP Mini 2140 ($529) over this netbook because of its much longer battery life and superior keyboard. Also, the $399 Eee PC 1000HE, which lasts over 7 hours on a charge, offers better bang for your buck. But if you want a lightweight system with plenty of power, the N10J-A2 is a tempting choice.
70, Leistung 90, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
Asus N10J, high on our list of favourite netbooks
Source: PC Authority English
If you had to describe the Asus N10J in a word, it would be flexibility. The N10 has the form factor of a netbook, allowing for maximum portability, while trying to be a full laptop. It includes switchable graphics to change from performance mode to power-saving mode. It's almost as though Asus has put all of its eggs in a single basket - so the question is, did it break any along the way? Overall, the N10J is solid with a good deal of flexibility and it contains a swag of useful features that should make it high on the list of netbook choices for those who want a modicum of power and excellent battery life. Zara Baxter
Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2009
Rating: mobility: 90%
80% ASUS N10Jc
Source: VR-Zone English
If you are planning to get a netbook for surfing the web, making video calls and typing emails or word documents, the ASUS N10Jc will surely not disappoint. But note that it will not run resource intensive applications like video/image editing well; this also include most 3D games unless you tune down all the details and lower the game resolution for seamless gameplay. Priced at an attractive SGD998 (w/GST), the ASUS U10Jc is worth more than a look.
von 10: 8, Preis 7.8, Leistung 8.4, Ausstattung 8, Ergonomie 7.8
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 78% performance: 84% features: 80% ergonomy: 78%
Thoughts on the Asus N10J mini-notebook
Source: Geek.com English
After using the N10J for a few weeks I can say that it’s not my favorite 10-inch, Atom-powered computer, but it’s certainly an interesting specimen. My netbook usage generally doesn’t require the extra power, but if you are looking for a netbook as an alternative to a notebook or you just want the extra graphical power and storage (along with extras like HDMI and ExpressCard) then the N10J is almost the only game in town. It’s not an impulse buy, but if you are looking at the N10J as a 10-inch ultraportable and one with discrete graphics, the price is somewhat more reasonable. The switchable graphics help with versatility, but ultimately not that many people need the extra power in this form-factor.
Preis zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2009
Rating: price: 70%
80% ASUS N10J
Source: Inside HW English
Box, in which ASUS N10J came, had another surprise for us: external optical device. It is simply designed as squarish black colored DVD external writer. This is first device, in this class, that is shipped with optical device as standard accessory and with it ASUS N10J can be characterized as very versatile and unique product.
Gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% ASUS N10JC-HV013: Lets see what an extra $400 gets you
Source: APC Mag English

As you can see, there’s not a lot to separate the N10J from the Wind. As far as we can tell, there are only four advantages that the N10J has; a bigger hard drive, faster wireless, NVIDIA graphics and Vista. And we’re not really convinced that having Vista is actually an advantage, given the humble hardware it’s running on. As far as we’re concerned, the only noteworthy difference is the inclusion of the NVIDIA hardware, which is barely able to run anything released in the last decade. We’re sure you’ll agree that this $30 NVIDIA chip doesn’t warrant a $400 higher price tag.


(von 10): 6, Preis 6, Ergonomie 7, Leistung 6, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70%
83% Asus N10J A1 - Atom N270 1.6 GHz - 10.2
Source: CNet English
It may look like your standard Netbook, but the Asus N10J is unique because underneath it features discrete, switchable graphics. You'll pay a bit more for the privilege, but the end result works for gaming on the go, as long as you don't mind dialing down your game settings.
(von 10): 8.3, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 8, Mobilität 7, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 70%
80% ASUS N10Jc-A1
Source: PC Mag English
The ASUS N10Jc is a netbook with advanced features that caters to sophisticated consumers and small-business users with tight budgets.
4 von 5, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%
ASUS N10Jc, A Performance Netbook
Source: Hot Hardware English

The ASUS N10 is being billed by ASUS as the first "corporate netbook". Overall, the N10 seems to fit the description well. If your company was looking for a netbook for corporate use, it would likely choose the N10 above the rest simply due to the comprehensive warranty and security features alone. While biometric fingerprint readers aren't exactly the defining feature they once were since they have become standard equipment on business notebooks, they are still a unique feature for a netbook, as is the N10's excellent warranty. The ASUS N10 also has two more defining features that help to distinguish it from the rest of the clone-like netbook market. The N10 is the first and only netbook to sport discrete graphics, in the form of NVIDIA's GeForce 9300M.


Verarbeitung gut, Display gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2008
80% Asus N10Jc
Source: Computer Shopper English
If all you need is e-mail and Web access on the go, one of the less-expensive netbooks on the market should suffice. But if you want all the portability and some of the graphics power of an ultraportable notebook without the $2,000 price tag, Asus’s N10Jc is the way to go.
8 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Asus N10Jc review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus N10Jc succeeds in many ways, but its price, in the US at least, should prompt you to consider whether you'd be better off to jump from the mini-notebook class altogether in favour of a heavier, all-purpose laptop with an optical drive.
Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2008
Rating: price: 40%
ASUS N10JC-A1 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English

The ASUS N10, while performing quite well in our testing in overall performance, didn’t see much gain in day-to-day use from the dedicated graphics. While the addition nets you an HDMI port, it doesn’t help with decoding HD movies or help with many games since the Intel Atom processor doesn’t have enough power to handle those activities. While you do get a classier looking design with a much nicer paint scheme and slightly slimmer look, you pay a price premium over the Eee PC 1000. With a price tag nearly 50 percent greater than other netbook models, even more when compared to new HP and Dell offerings, it seems ASUS might have priced themselves out of the consumer market with the N10.


Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2008
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 80%
80% Asus N10JC
Source: PC World English
Asus calls its N10Jc mini-notebook a "corporate netbook"--which presumably has better connotations than "corporate slaptop." The question is: When does a jumbo mini-notebook officially become an ultraportable laptop? The N10Jc succeeds in many ways, but its price should prompt you to consider whether you'd be better off to jump from the mini-notebook class altogether in favor of a heavier, all-purpose laptop such the full-featured (as in "with an optical drive") Sony VGN-NR485 for about $150 more.
80, Preis 40, Leistung 88, Ausstattung 82
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 88% features: 82%
80% ASUS N10Jc
Source: Laptop Mag English
ASUS pioneered the mini-notebook category with its Eee PC, and the N10Jc may just do the same for a new class of netbooks aimed at business users who demand more performance and security features—and who don’t have the budget for traditional ultraportables that start at $1,100. Those looking for a slimmer and sexier netbook will opt for the $699 Eee PC S101 or even the $549 HP Mini 1000, and the $499 Samsung NC10 offers much longer battery life. But the $649 N10Jc wraps solid performance, graphics, and endurance in an attractive package.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Display gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Asus N10J notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
So, has Asus managed to steal the thunder away from its own Eee PC brand? There is no denying the Asus N10J is an interesting machine, it's powerful and comes with a decent battery life. However, for the price it just doesn't live up to expectations and it's hard to see who its target audience will be. For style and portability, business users will gravitate to the Eee PC S101, while power users will prefer Sony's ultraslim notebooks.
8 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
60% Asus N10E und N10J Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
75% Nette Netbooks
Source: Chip.de - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 90% performance: 98% features: 100% display: 98% mobility: 42% ergonomy: 68%
75% Asus N10J-HV024E (Netbook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 51% performance: 98% features: 100% display: 98% mobility: 42% ergonomy: 68%
Klein, bunt, mobil
Source: c't - 3/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: performance: 50% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
93% Asus N10J
Source: PC Games Hardware - 2/09 German
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 70%
44% Test: Asus N10J
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 44% price: 100% performance: 26% features: 36% mobility: 52% ergonomy: 54%
80% ASUS N10J - HV024E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
80% Asus N10J. El Netbook que quiso ser notebook.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

Asus N10E

Specifications

Asus N10ENotebook: Asus N10E
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 N10E (Model)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80% ASUS N10E A1 review
Source: Gadget Zone English
It feels like not so long ago that ASUS was touting the release of their Eee range of super-compact netbooks. As computer technology is ever-shrinking, and laptops of more regular dimensions are getting faster and faster (albeit, in the same sized-case), the netbook decided that it would go the opposite way and fit less processing power into a smaller casing. For a bare, nuts and bolts mobile computer setup, the ASUS N10E netbook is a great, user-friendly choice.
4 von 5, Preis gut, Emissionen mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% emissions: 50%
60% Asus N10E und N10J Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
90% Asus N10E
Source: Com! - 6/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Test Asus N10E
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2008
Rating: mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
Asus N10e im Test: Der Netbook-Notebook-Spagat
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80%
90% Asus N10E-HV013
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
90% Windows XP kontra Vista na netbookach Asus N10
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 30% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80%

 

Comment

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


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

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.

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports 
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).

» 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.


10.2: 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.


1.4 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.8 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


76%: 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

» Olive Zipbook X107H
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Advent Milano
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Viewsonic VNB100
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Advent 4214
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1000HG
Atom N270, 1.5 kg
» HP Compaq Mini 702EA
Atom N270, 1.02 kg
» Medion Mini E1212
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Point of View Mobii
Atom N270, 1.25 kg
» HP Compaq Mini 703EA
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Archos 10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1000HE
Atom N280, 1.45 kg
» HP Mini 1001TU
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» MSI Wind U120
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini 701eg
Atom N270, 1.14 kg
» Belinea o.book 1xs
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1002HA
Atom N270, 1.25 kg
» HP Mini 1035NR
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» LG X110
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC10
Atom N270, 1.32 kg
» HP Mini 1000
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC S101
Atom N270, 1.09 kg
» Asus N10
Atom N270, 1.8 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad S10
Atom N270, 2.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom Z530, 1.5 kg
» Medion Mini E1210
Atom Z530, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1000H
Atom N270, 1.45 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
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-03-21 (Update: 2012-05-26)