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ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-PU17-BU Royal Blue Intel Atom N450(1.66 GHz) 10.1" WSVGA 1GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook

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  • Intel Atom N450(1.66 GHz)
  • 1GB Memory 250GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Starter

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Learn more about the ASUS 1005PE-PU17-BU


Eee PC
Royal Blue

Operating System

OS Provided
Windows 7 Starter


CPU Type
Intel Atom
CPU Speed
N450(1.66 GHz)
CPU L2 Cache


Intel NM10


Screen Size
Widescreen Display
Display Type
Max Resolution
1024 x 600
Display Feature


Graphics Processor
Intel GMA 3150
Video Memory
Shared system memory


Memory Slots
1 x 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM
Max Memory Supported

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Spec
250GB H.D.D.
(+500GB Internet Storage)

Dimension & Weight

10.31" x 7.01" x 1.02" - 1.44"
2.80 lbs.

Netbook Camera

Camera Type
Camera Pixels
0.3 Megapixel


802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Expansion / Connectivity

3 x USB 2.0
Video Ports
1 x VGA
Audio Ports
Audio Jack - Out (3.5mm)
Audio Jack - In (3.5mm)


Integrated Sound Card
Built-in stereo speakers

Input Device


Card Reader

Card Reader


AC Adapter
AC Adapter Output: 19V, 40W
AC Adapter Input: 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz universal


Lithium ion
Battery Life
14 hours
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the ASUS 1005PE-PU17-BU

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  • Mark J.
  • 8/24/2014 7:35:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsthis laptop was garbage, failed after a year

Pros: cheap.

Cons: Cheaply made, not worth the money.

After 3 asus netbooks, I'm never going back. They are super cheap, and will fail within a couple of years. The display on this one started flickering when you opened the laptop lid, then failed completely.

Asus bloatware on these things is really annoying.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I apologize if you were dissatisfied with the quality of the laptop. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, these are isolated cases. ASUS provides warranty for the laptop in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. If you need further assistance sending the unit in for service, please email me at and write down service# N140936334 on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.


ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Nathaniel K.
  • 7/10/2010 11:44:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This computer is exactly what I expected from asus, they are probably the best manufacturer on the market for netbooks as they where the first to create them. Boots fairly quick runs fast enough for light use (which is what it is intended for). I can surf, chat, take notes in class, and check my email that is what they are intended for and they do it well. The keyboard is just fine I have always liked asus keyboards tho the one on my g71g is slightly better.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I don't understand why people are so rediculous, if there is no partition or restore disc just make one yourself you lazy punks. Asus has never been known for excellent customer service however Ive had no problems on the 2 occasions I had to send my G71G in for service. Asus is and always will be a top contender in the laptop and motherboard market, I don't even understand why people bash asus at all because probably close to 70% of other manufacturers have asus motherboards at the heart of them so you are still buying an asus. If you are concerned about customer service go buy an hp or dell like all the other techie illiterate junkies.

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  • Todd G.
  • 7/7/2010 7:31:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsTerrific hardware, terrible corporate decision-making

Pros: Normal netbook features, with a couple of highlights. This model has a higher-spec (but not physically larger) battery. I get runtime of 10+ hr with WiFi and medium screen brightness - and the battery does not stick out awkwardly as it does on some competitors. The island style keyboard is terrific and better (for me) than some reviewers suggest - I like it better than the the island keyboard on competitor netbooks. The blue color is very attractive.

Cons: BEWARE! Early 1005PE had DVD recovery media in the box. Recent 1005PE have a provision from F9 at POST to make a backup of a hidden recovery partition. This recovery partiton, now common, is very useful in restoring the 1005PE to 'as-shipped' status 'on-the-fly' without the need for external media. BUT there is a range of 1005PE shipments that lack *both* the recovery DVD *and* the ability to backup the recovery partition. Here's the official word from ASUS: "For your problem, if you neither have the F9 function key nor the support DVD in your Eee PC, I am sorry to tell you that you have to send your unit in and let our personnel help you to restore the unit to the default factory settings.

Also, in this process, we will recreate a recovery partition for your unit.
Sorry for any inconvenience this causes to you."

OK, so I have to send my computer to Taiwan to have some software reinstalled?

So...before you push the 'buy' you feel lucky?

Other Thoughts: I was an early netbook and ASUS adopter. I have a eeePC 700 series (yup, 7" screen, 4 Gb flash HDD, running linux...). and loved that machine (still have it) and appreciated many of the nice features (hardware and software) provided by ASUS. I was an ASUS supporter and probably convinced some friends to buy ASUS products. My past positive experience with ASUS was a big factor in ignoring the expert advice of purchasing a competitor (many 'top rated' picks from first-rate review sites identify a competitor (T) as preferable over the 1005PE). So this experience is really disappointing. All I'm asking for is the ability to make a backup of the hidden partition using my time and my media. Awfully shortsighted, from a corporate decision-making perspective and a real turn-off for me in considering future ASUS products. A shame, really, since the device is really quite first-rate...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize that your netbook was not loaded with a hidden recovery partition. You will not have to send this unit to Taiwan. You can send the unit to me in the US, and I'll make sure to image your system with the recovery partition. Please contact me at and reference case number NE0607.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/3/2010 11:07:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsBattery life was the seller here

Pros: Battery: I gave this baby a full charge while windows was busy doing it setup by the time i made it to the login for the first time it was already 78% charged. I let it discharge while i set everything up, syned my settings, and surfed the internet. 8+ hours and still going after letting it sleep all night on battery. It is by far the longest lasting battery out there as of now (extra cell batteies excluded
Screen: brightness is good, screen is clear is a 1024x600 native.
The boot is nice and fast thought i did away with the express gate business. Its a personal prerogative.

Cons: 1gb of ram is low by anyones standards these days. Especially without a graphics card to add dedicated memory. Any graphical applications require shared memory as such, don't even try to run anything more than your average youtube video.

Other Thoughts: The keyboard takes some getting used to but is otherwise nicely spaced and comfortable. The backspace key is the most out-of-place... they put it high and too far right (see photos)
I personally have already bought a 2Gb @ 800 ram upgrade to help with the speed and application handling but otherwise a good machine

NOTE: if you're looking for a FAST portable machine this isn't for you. Look at a 12" model with a dual core and an ion (or similar) card.

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  • ron m.
  • 6/15/2010 5:07:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot even useful as a doorstop

Pros: Very light weight, but that just means you can use it as a door stop!

In the past I have purchase many ASUS motherboards, so I was aware how bad their technical support is, but...


You can press F9 during boot to restore the OS from a Recovery partition on the hard drive. The menu says 'Restore' and 'Exit'. According the ASUS User Forum there is supposed to be a 'Backup' option (BIOS Jan 2010 or later, my BIOS is Feb 2010). If the Backup option worked, it is supposed to copy the recovery partition to a USB external hard drive (min. 16GB). You cannot use USB flash memory or DVD-RW. But this DOESN'T WORK!!

Without a DVD to reinstall the OS, you cannot replace a failed hard drive, upgrade to a larger hard drive, experiment with loading Linux.

Come on ASUS spend an extra nickle, and put a DVD in the box. Give us a utility to make a reinstall disk or provide an ISO image to download and burn.

Other Thoughts: When you go to to download drivers, BIOS updates, etc., they want to push you off to the Peer-to-Peer networks. Even if I wanted to open my firewall to allow such an insecure connection, I would expect to have a MD5 hash to validate the file.

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  • maksim l.
  • 6/12/2010 9:12:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat little munchkin

Pros: N450, N draft, portable, avg. 12hours of battery life on power saver

Cons: 1gb of ram!!

Other Thoughts: Upgraded with gskill Model F2-6400CL5S-2GBSK ram and had great increase in performance. perfect for my college classes and study sessions. Only downside is that you need to have a second computer with a powerful possessor to do everything that this little guy cant handle.

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  • Eric W.
  • 6/8/2010 11:37:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRAM upgrade is a must..

Pros: Good netbook, great value. Portable computing with a long lasting battery, exactly what I was looking for in a travel computer.

Cons: Battery life isn't QUITE as long as advertised. Nevertheless, the battery life is still very impressive. I'm guessing it averages between 9-10 hours for me with normal usage.

The standard 1GB RAM isn't really enough to run Windows 7 Premium. Not sure about the Starter Edition though.

Other Thoughts: I would say upgrading to 2GB RAM (max capacity) is pretty much as must. Expect to spend an additional $50 for that. Still a good value in my opinion

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  • Joseph D.
  • 4/18/2010 6:08:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Compact, adequate performance, better keyboard than most netbooks.

Cons: The hinges fell apart after a few months and the screen lost connectivity. Also, the battery lasted half as long as new. Returned to ASUS for RMA of the screen and battery.

They returned the netbook with great new hinges and a broken keyboard! Some of the keys I needed for my login password, plus the function, alt, ctrl, and windows keys were dead.

Further, they decided that since I didn't ship the netbook to them quickly enough, they wouldn't replace my battery, since the battery has a much shorter warranty.

After waiting days and spending hours on the phone with numerous "supervisors," I still don't have a working netbook. ASUS refuses to do anything to make up for the damage they caused.

Other Thoughts: The hardware starts to fail after a few months and customer support is non-existent. Would not buy from again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues you are experiencing with this netbook. Please contact us at and reference case number NE0489. Please include a description of the current problems you are experiencing with the netbook and the serial number of the unit.

Best Regards,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Robby W.
  • 4/14/2010 2:00:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Netbook

Pros: Decent machine with good response time. It's a netbook and works well for surfing the net having the kids do home work and is ultra portable. Quick set up and easy install. The memory expands to 2 gig which would help a little but over all this unit is on par for 5 year old laptop.

Sound and video qty are both good. Tube and other sites play well with it. At times it may take a few seconds to load a program but again for what you pay and what you have a really good machine.

Cons: The only con is the shell. You have to clean it after every use. It would be a good toll for the Police and FBI to send out to secure finger prints for it works better than the old pads.

Other Thoughts: Other than the shell and the finger prints I have no issues with this machine. Have it hooked up on N and pulling over 150 with decent range on a DIR-655. With the network and the start up I had this and the other machine on line in 5 minutes.

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  • Jacob S.
  • 4/6/2010 11:06:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little machine

Pros: Small and light with great battery life (I get 10 plus hours easily). Runs any recent Linux os perfectly. Keyboard is easy to type on, even with my somewhat large fingers.

Cons: Windows 7 starter (honestly, what use is it?).

Other Thoughts: I bought this as an upgrade from my Asus Eee 1000HE, and I'm just as happy with this. The keyboard is 100% identical to the 1000HE, which means the keys including the right shift key are all in the right place. I wiped Windows 7 starter right away without even booting it up (I've no use for such a limited os) and loaded Ubuntu 9.10 on it. It's just as Linux-friendly as most Asus hardware, and any recent Linux will run on this with no trouble at all. The battery life isn't quite as long as advertised, though I do get 10 plus hours easily so I can't really complain. It's quiet, much quieter than my 1000HE. It does everything you'd expect of a netbook and does it extremely well. Definitely more than satisfied with this little machine.

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