Asus Eee PC R051PX Netbook Review

A new Eee PC is making a run to be a nicely sold netbook. With the 10-inch matte display is is available for just 230 Euros. Integrated is the proesssor N570 with dual-core technologie and a GMA 3150 graphics card which isn’t really suitable for gaming. But what do people want for this price? A nice gaming laptop with good build quality.

Exterior
With the proven Seashell Design the build quality of this notebook is very nice. The taiwanese manufacturer got the Eee PC R051PX a plastic case, available in the colors red, black and white. The measures are 36 mm x 262 mm x 178 mm, the weight 1198 grams which makes the Eee a mobile netbook.

Equipment
The Eee PC R051PX comes with the most needed ports. Three USB 2.0 ports are available for this netbook. No fast USB 3.0 technology or eSATA ports. Although there is a VGA out, you won’t find a HDMI jack. There is a card reader onboard.

Display
The 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1.024×800 pixel has a good luminosity but a bad contrast and the black value. The blacks look more like greys on this display.

Performance
The heart of the Eee PC R051PX Netbook is a dual-core Atom processor with the model number N570. The clock speed of this energy saver is 1660Mhz. Along with Intel’s Atom there is a slow graphic card under the hood, namely the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150. The 1 GB of DDR3-RAM is not enough in my opinion, you will have to upgrade to 2GB (max). The hard disc has a capacity of 320 Gbyte and 5,400 rpm. The battery power is good for a netbook. 11 hours in idle mode and 4 and a half hour under heavy duty.

Gaming
In 3DMark the Asus Eee PC R051PX Netbook made only 144 points, you can forget actual games completely. But gamers wouldn’t buy netbooks either.

Overall
Overall, the ASUS Eee PC R051PX is a good netbook with its strenghts and flaws. I like the build quality and the battery power of more than 11 hours. Like almost every notebook, this Asus netbook isn’t suitable for gaming but only for office work. The price makes this laptop very attractive.

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