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Asus N10

Specifications

Asus N10Notebook: Asus N10 (N10 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 72.4% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 85% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus N10

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

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.


1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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


72.4%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-24 (Update: 2012-07-18)