ASUS Eee PC 1018P

Posted on: 09/16/10 by KC Calpo

ASUS and its Eee PC product line have certainly come a long way since they launched the netbook craze in 2007 with the classic 701 model. Since then, the Eee line has seen a myriad of changes, including slightly bigger dimensions, better specs and even desktop variants. As part of the fourth generation of Eee PCs, the 1018P jumps right into the sea of ultraportables and tries to hold its own in various aspects.

True to netbooks’ primary goal of portability, the 1018P registers on the scale at a very light 1.18kg and has a maximum “thickness” of 22mm. The white exterior will definitely grab everyone’s attention, but popping the lid open leads to more eye candy from this 10-incher: the LED WSVGA display is bordered by a black matte bezel, the white chiclet keyboard takes up enough space below it, and a metallic touchpad and palm rests round up the aesthetic aspects quite nicely.

The internal speakers and power switch are placed right underneath the bezel, and the ports and extras (USB, LAN, card reader, mic, headphone, AC, VGA) are found on both the left and right sides. Indicator lights are situated on the front and back areas.

Right off the bat, we found two things that we really liked. ASUS puts in handy switches for the 1018P’s battery settings and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth access, allowing users to go from power-saving to high-performance mode and from online to off the grid in just a few presses.

Another noteworthy feature is the netbook’s camera cover, which provides additional privacy and effectively takes away accidental webcasts, really important for those who don’t tinker with their chat settings much or plan to let their kids or younger siblings use this netbook.

 

Performance
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Value
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Overall
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  • Long battery life
  • Very portable
  • Great aesthetics
  • Webcam cover for privacy
  • External switches for battery settings and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
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  • Wrongly-labeled keys
  • Cramped chiclet keyboard
  • Hard mouse buttons
  • Poor graphics performance
Bottom Line
  • Whets our appetite for basic computing, but ultimately leaves us begging for more
Editor's Pick No
Price P26,950
Tech Specs
  • Processor
    • Type: Intel Atom N455
    • Speed: 1.66GHz
  • Motherboard/Chipset: Intel NM10
  • Memory (RAM)
    • Type: DDR3
    • Capacity: 1GB
  • Storage: 250GB HDD (5400rpm)
  • Video Card: Intel GMA 3150
  • Optical Drive: n/a
  • Webcam: 0.3 megapixels
  • Screen
    • Size: 10.1 inches LED backlit
    • Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixels (WSVGA)
  • Connectivity
    • Modem: n/a
    • LAN: 10/100 megabit
    • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth: ver. 3.0
  • Ports
    • USB: 3 x ver. 2.0
    • Firewire: 0
    • VGA: 1
    • DVI: 0
    • HDMI: 0
    • Card Reader: 3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, MMC)
    • Expansion Port: n/a
    • Mic: 1
    • Headphone: 1
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Starter
  • Battery Life
    • Cells: 4
    • Life: about 5.5 hours
  • Size: 262 x 179 x 21.9mm
  • Weight: 1.1kg

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