SpecificationsNotebook: Asus N10J (N10 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 600 euro
Average of 17 scores (from 24 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus N10J
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Source: PC Authority
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
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2009
Rating: mobility: 90%
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%
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2009
Rating: price: 70%
Source: Inside HW
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: APC Mag
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%
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Hot Hardware
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
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
Source: PC Advisor
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2008
Rating: price: 40%
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%
Source: PC World
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Source: Pocket Lint
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%
Source: Minitechnet 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%
Source: Chip.de - 6/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 90% performance: 98% features: 100% display: 98% mobility: 42% ergonomy: 68%
Source: Chip.de 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%
Source: c't - 3/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: performance: 50% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 2/09
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 70%
Source: PC Welt 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Hispazone ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
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).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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).
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.
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 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.
75.29%: 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.