Asus Eee PC 1005PR
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 1005PR
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
Of the three netbooks we’ve tested with the Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator, the $399 Asus Eee PC 1005PR is the best of the bunch on paper because of its longer battery life. While the less expensive HP Mini 210 gets slightly better frame rates, it has a smaller hard drive and lasts two hours less on a charge. And the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 disappoints because of its finicky touchpad. Overall, though, we’re not too convinced of Broadcom’s value. Yes, you can watch high-def video, but it’s still pretty rough compared to Ion netbooks. We also don’t like the 1005PR’s noisy keyboard. This netbook isn’t a bad deal if you want an HD screen, but if you want multimedia muscle in something highly portable we suggest that you wait for Ion 2 systems to hit the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
In general, those who buy netbooks know their limitations, especially when it comes to high definition playback. The Asus EeePC 1005PR ships with a Broadcom decoder chip and a higher screen resolution, which address these shortcomings, but you're paying a premium for a feture that's not essential to your every day needs. I would look into the Asus EeePC 1201N if you're interested in boosting netbook performance. If you want an all-around, inexpensive netbook, the Toshiba mini NB305-N410 and HP Mini 5102 (which also has a Broadcom HD chip) are better alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
Now that Asus has a solid entry in the basic $299 category with the Eee PC 1001P (previous entry-level Eee PCs were closer to $350), it's time to see what the company that essentially created the Netbook market can do with a reasonably priced premium model. A rare 10-inch system with an HD display, the Eee PC 1005PR also adds HD video playback hardware for a well-priced step-up Netbook experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
When we associate media playback and computers, netbooks don't come to mind as the ideal merging of the two. Intel’s Pine Trail–powered portables support limited resolutions that lack support for HD video. On many netbooks, 720p videos play like slide shows, and you can forget about 1,080p. Equipped with a Broadcom Crystal HD video decoder, this competitively priced netbook offers improved Flash playback and decent battery life for users who watch a lot of video on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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).
Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
67.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.