- Intel Atom N270 (1.60 GHz)
- 2 GB Memory 160 GB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
- 1024 x 600
- Windows Vista Home Premium
Everything you could hope for, and a little more 02/26/2009
Size, great keyboard, battery life is great even when doing demanding things, face recognition, fingerprint reader, graphics, HDMI, physical WiFi switch. Compatable with some other asus power adapters (my M50A's works with it.)
The instant on OS is kinda cool.
no deticated page up/down keys (I have a habit of using ctrl-pg up/dn to switch through tabs.. doing ctrl-fn-page up kinda sucks), wishes it had a faster proccessor to match the graphics, but thats more intels problem for not making a 2ghz-ish atom. An eSata/USB combo port would have been cool.
No 1024x768 resolution support like the eeePC's have.
The PowerGear4 Enetertainment program.. when I set it to max battery life, it changes background, windows theme, and sets the start bar to auto hide.. a little excessive, not to mention that it takes about 30 seconds to do this.
Best bang for your buck I think anyone could hope for. I have this and a $1500 15.4" Asus 2.5 Dual core with a 1GB graphics card.. and I'm sad to say it goes days without use now. This netbook is small, gets great battery life so I don't have to lug around a power adapter, and it has a tiny power adapter (coat pocket sized) for when I have a really long day. It turns a few heads, and more when someone sees me playing Left 4 Dead on it.
I can stable overclock it to 2.2ghz very easily.
Vista is also a tad slow. Epically hibernating.
I plan to throw windows 7 on here, possibly after putting in a faster Harddrive (which will probably help with he vista issue a bit)
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