Asus Eee PC 1015PEM-PU17 review: Asus Eee PC 1015PEM-PU17

The Asus Eee PC 1015PEM's six-cell battery lasted 5 hours and 33 minutes on our video playback battery-drain test, producing excellent results for a dual-core CPU machine. It's comforting to know that the dual-core capabilities won't appreciably drain battery life, unless heavy multitasking activities are engaged in.

Asus offers a standard one-year warranty with the Eee PC 1015PEM. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and an online knowledge base and driver downloads are available on the company's Web site. It's a little hard to track down phone numbers and model numbers, but we eventually found what we were looking for.

Jalbum photo conversion test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
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Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
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Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

System conifgurations:
Asus Eee PC 1015PEM
Windows 7 Home Premium; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 251MB (Shared) intel GMA 3150; 250GB Seagate 5400rpm

Asus Eee PC 1015P
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 251MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 160GB Seagate 5400rpm

Dell Inspiron M101z
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K325; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 384MB (Dedicated) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225; 320GB Seagate 5400rpm

Gateway LT3201u
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.7GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K125; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 384MB (Dedicated) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225; 250GB Hitachi 5400rpm

Asus Eee PC 1215N
Windows 7 Home Premium; 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 1033MHz; 512MB Nvidia ION; 250GB Seagate 5400rpm

Acer Ferrari One
Windows 7 Home Premium; 1.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core L310; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 384MB (Dedicated) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200; 250GB Seagate 5400rpm

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