Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY021S
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Reviews for the Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY021S
Source: 01Net FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus came out with the first netbook about four years ago and from they have been leading the market in that category. However, it has come to a time in which consumers do no longer need a cheap, tiny laptop as travelling companion. Tablets and smartphones now play the role of these mini laptops.
Asus is still pushing the netbook category with one of the lasts of its kind, the Eee PC 1025. It is an improved version of the older and slower netbooks that ran on single core processors. One could say that this is the second generation of netbooks but that’s as far as it goes. Even with a dual core Intel Atom processor and 2 GB of RAM, the Eee PC 1025 still feels slow and laggy.
That’s just half as bad as the exterior quality. The entire chassis is made of plastic and feels like it could break apart with the slightest fall. Even keyboard and touchpad are a huge let down. The touchpad is made of the same material as the interior chassis and it isn’t smooth enough. The keyboard is too small and the key travel is too short. As a result, it can be really hard to get any typing job done on it. Suddenly, a touch screen keyboard doesn’t seem so bad anymore.
The 10.1-inch matte screen isn’t that bad outdoors but truly isn’t made for your multimedia needs. That’s one of the main points though, if you’re looking at a 10 inch multimedia device, any tablet out there will do the job for you with at the same amount of money. If it is an ultraportable laptop that you’re looking for, ultrabooks already do the job perfectly but at much higher price. The good parts about the Eee PC 0125 are its battery life and selling price. Hence, the only reason to get this netbook is if for some reason you need a cheap windows based, portable laptop that has a long battery life.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650: Integrated processor graphics card (e.g. in the Atom N2800) without dedicated memory. Most likely based on a PowerVR design similar to the GMA 500 but with higher clock rates.
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).
Dual core Atom CPU with an integrated SGX545 PowerVR graphics card and a video decoder.
» 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.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.