Asus Eee PC 1015PN-PU17 (black) review: Asus Eee PC 1015PN-PU17 (black)

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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Asus Eee PC 1015PN
HP Mini 5103

Annual power consumption cost

Juice box
Asus Eee PC 1015PN Average watts per hour
Off (60 percent) 0.60
Sleep (10 percent) 1.10
Idle (25 percent) 11.43
Load (5 percent) 20.66
Raw kWh 38.20
Annual energy cost $4.34

The Asus Eee PC 1015PN's six-cell battery lasted 4 hours and 26 minutes on our video playback battery-drain test. That's over an hour less than the otherwise identical Ion-free Eee PC 1015PEM. More than 4 hours will still be good enough for some, but the graphics power on this laptop does take a toll on how much juice you'll get. Play a lot of Flash-based video or games, and you'll be heading for a power outlet that much sooner.

Asus offers a standard one-year warranty with the Eee PC 1015PN. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and an online knowledge base and driver downloads are available on its Web site. It's a little hard to track down phone numbers and model numbers, but we eventually found what we were looking for (it's 1-888-678-3688).

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System configurations

Asus Eee PC 1015PN
Windows 7 Starter; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia ION; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

HP Mini 5103
Windows 7 Professional; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 256MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 160GB Seagate 5,400rpm

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 5,400rpm

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 5,400rpm

Asus Eee PC 1215N
Windows 7 Home Premium; 1.8GHz Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 1033MHz; 512MB Nvidia ION; 250GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Acer Aspire One D255-1203
Windows 7 Starter; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 1024MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 256MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

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