Asus Eee PC 1018PB-BK801 review: Asus Eee PC 1018PB-BK801

Predictably the system's performance is right in line with what you'd expect from this standard set of components. The Eee PC 1018 is fine for basic Internet surfing, office productivity, and even watching streaming Web video (your mileage may vary with some HD video streams).

Juice box
Asus Eee PC 1018 Average watts per hour
Off 0.52
Sleep 0.78
Idle 6.34
Load 13.36
Raw kWh 23.15
Annual power consumption cost $2.63

Annual energy consumption cost

The Asus Eee PC 1018 ran for 5 hours and 15 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, which is excellent for any laptop, even a power-saving Netbook. Asus has long led the pack in terms of Netbooks battery life, but among our four retail back-to-school Netbooks, the Dell Mini 10 did manage to last about 40 minutes longer. The HP Mini 210 from our roundup ran only a few minutes less, but that system has a large battery that sticks out awkwardly from the rear of the system, while the Eee PC manages to work its battery into the chassis seamlessly.

Asus includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, and also offers a collection of online support tools, including driver downloads, online FAQs, and also a 24-7 toll-free phone line. As this is a retail-specific model, brick-and-mortar stores will offer you a variety of extended warranties--in this case, we saw a two-year plan offered for $59--but we don't generally recommend them, especially for low-cost laptops.

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)
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System configurations
Asus Eee PC 1018PB-BK801
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Dell Inspiron Mini iM1012-1091OBK
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Samsung N150-11
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

HP Mini 210-1199DX
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455; 1024MB DDR3 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Seagate 7,200rpm

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Asus Eee PC 1018PB-BK801

Part Number: 1018PB-BK801 Released: Jul. 1, 2010

MSRP: $349.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jul. 1, 2010
  • Color Black aluminium
  • Weight 2.4 lbs
  • Installed Size 1 GB