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ASUS Intel Core i5 2320 (3.00GHz) 8GB DDR3 750GB HDD 23.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I consider this to be one of the more attractive AiOs available, even nicer looking than the new gen of ASUS AiO. The keyboard has a numeric keypad. The touchscreen works very well. The machine is quiet. I am using both the HDMI in and out. Nicely specd machine, i5 + 8GB.

Cons: The mouse is a bit small, and the machine doesn't have built-in wireless. I had to use a USB wireless adaptor

Other Thoughts: This is the perfect PC for our kitchen nook. The i5 processor is more than it really needs, but I'm not complaining. Mine came in like-new shape, the keyboard and mouse were covered in protective plastic, and the display looked like new (no finger prints, etc)

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ASUS Eee PC 1001P-PU17-WT White (texture) Intel Atom N450(1.66GHz) 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice form factor, feels solid, good screen, good keyboard, large HDD.

Cons: The trackpad device failed. Reinstalling the driver isn't possible, because the system doesn't even 'see' the hardware device. I'm forced to work this out with the horrible ASUS support because the NewEgg warranty on computers is very bare bones-- no returns period, and no replacement after 30 days. (I bought this 45 days ago). Between work, my family, activities, and selling a house, I don't have the hours (or life force) to deal with this.

Poor Battery Life: We were only getting around 4 hours from this supposed 11 hour battery, even running on the most efficient settings, dimmed display, powering down the HDD after 1 minute, turning off the BT radio, etc.

Poor Performance: With only 1GB of RAM, the system is nearly paging to disk right after booting up (before starting a single application). Watching most video is not possible due to performance problems.

Crummy Bloatware: The ASUS software is a joke ("Docking", etc.).

Other Thoughts: The trackpad problem seems common, and a common solution is to get an external mouse. Lugging around another piece of hardware sort of defeats the concept of a netbook for me.

I'll invest no more than 5 hours for solving this with ASUS, then fixed or not, I'll sell it on CL for a loss, and replace it with either an ultra portable laptop, or maybe an android tablet.

BTW, I'm a systems/infrastructure engineer by trade, and feel that my expectations for this netbook we're reasonable (no hardware failures, decent battery, enough power for basic web browsing, able to playback video).

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PHILIPS PD9012/37 9
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs As Expected / Suits Our Needs 12/22/2010

This review is from: PHILIPS PD9012/37 9" Dual Screens Portable DVD Player

Pros: Plays DVD-R (DVD backups) fine
Provided strap works well enough to hook to our seats (V70, RX400h, MB R350)

Cons: Controls and wire jacks are in different places on each of the units, making it impossible to remember where what is for hooking up and changing volume. They should have placed these in the same place on both units.

The auto power wire feels cheaply made

Other Thoughts: Bought these for trips, does well.

It came poorly packed in a generic box with little documentation.

The set looks new enough, no scratches or damage, but I could detect that the screens and bezel had been cleaned.

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Display Name: Jeff M.

Date Joined: 10/04/04

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 02/09/09
  • Last Review: 11/25/12
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