Asus Eee PC 1005PEB review: Asus Eee PC 1005PEB

Juice box
Mainstream (Avg watts/hour) Asus Eee PC 1005PEB-RRED01S
Off (60%) 0.39
Sleep (10%) 0.58
Idle (25%) 4.80
Load (05%) 11.49
Raw kWh Number 18.13
Annual power consumption cost $2.06

Annual power consumption cost
Asus 1005PEB-RRED01S
$2.06 

The system's battery life is where the new Atom platform really shines. Asus has always had some of the longest-lived Netbooks, and this 1005PEB ran for 6 hours and 42 minutes on our video playback battery drain test. The Dell actually ran a minute longer, but the Samsung was behind by more than 30 minutes. That all seems impressive, until you note that similar Eee PC models have run past 8 hours on the same test.

Asus covers its laptops with a standard, one-year, parts-and-labor warranty, and it offers online Web-based help and a toll-free phone number. The company's confusing mix of support Web sites is a bit of a mess, but after digging around on three different related support subsites, we did manage to finally dig up the U.S. 24-7 toll-free support number, which is 888-678-3688.

Jalbum photo conversion test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus 1005PEB-RRED01S
186 

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus 1005PEB-RRED01S
3,602 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus 1005PEB-RRED01S
813 

Video playback battery drain test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Asus 1005PEB-RRED01S
402 

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System configurations:

Asus 1005PEB-RRED01S
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 64MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-687OBK
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 64MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 160GB Samsung 5,400rpm

Samsung NP-N210-JA02US
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 64MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm

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