(English Version) ASUS Eee Top ET1602. Domestic Tactile Revolutionpor Javier Rodríguez 08/11/2008 ...
Asus Eee Top. Concept and features
Asus Eee Top. Concept and features.This new domestic computer from Asus is the direct translation of the EeePc to the desktop format. A low cost but innovative format computer and with enough power to make the most different office tasks and general entertainment. It is also a machine with all integrated and with an excellent multimedia features that makes it the ideal computer for the whole family.In this Eee Top we will find quite an adequate hardware for its aim and also a great effort from Asus for offering a complete and global solution with much elaborated software support thinking specially to be enjoyed with the tactile features of its screen.
Connectivity and Multimedia Features
Connectivity and Multimedia Features.The Eee top doesn’t use a high performance processor, and we won’t be able to play Crysis on it, and not anything similar either but it makes possible realize the 90% of the domestic tasks we make daily and it can also be useful for making the 90% of office tasks of many work posts that only need a computer with basic functions.
Screen and control
Screen and control.If the format of this computer already makes it uncommon and spectacular, the fact that the screen is a direct tactile interface, it makes an exclusive machine, especially in this range of prices. It’s not needed to say that a tactile screen opens a new world of possibilities to control a domestic computer. We won’t only have the keyboard and mouse, which in fact are included with it, we will also be able to use our hands to use different applications, surf the web, play content, and it’s a natural way of interacting with the computer that will help the integration of oldest and youngest to computer world.
Software, applications and use
Software, applications and use.Windows XP is the base of the Eee Pc, there won’t be for now any version with Linux and not either with SplashTop but Asus doesn’t discard them for the near future. Anyway Asus has brought the interface of its EeePc Linux for giving to the user a complete tactile experience. Windows XP is not the best operating system for a tablet computer but with the installed applications it becomes a more than a satisfactory experience.
Design. The Eee Top is an economic computer but that didn’t make them careless of its looks. It’s not made of aluminum like the iMac, doesn’t have either a glass screen, not either the size of the AIO computer from HP or Dell but they did take much care of its design and it’s really attractive. We can find it in 2 versions, white and black, but with all its peripherals matching it. The black version is the one we are able to test and it’s really special with a really neat plastic black case with excellent bright and a wonderful texture.
More detailed images of the ASUS Eee Top
More detailed images of the ASUS Eee Top.
Conclusion.A small and quiet computer with an overwhelming potential. This is the sensation the Eee Top is leaving us after our experience with it. A computer which only lacks of an optic unit for being perfect. A Computer which with all family will be able to enjoy a more natural way of using the computer and a machine that will help us save power cause it only consumes a total of 65W. A computer that marks with own personality a new series inside the Eee brand of Asus and if its recommended price is kept it will become a great phenomenon as it happened with the first Eee notebook of the brand.We must point out the great end of the machine, the quality of the peripherals coming with it and the well done software that comes with it. A really interesting device that Asus should have maybe given more expansion freedom like accessible slots for changing hard drives and for adding RAM memory. Let’s hope this becomes possible in next versions because then they would reach even more kind of users like many enthusiasts who look for a multimedia computer, easy for working, surfing the way and downloading P2P content.Even with the snags we can get from the Eee Top, it will become a referent in tactile control for the domestic computers and will probably be a before and an after in what we know as domestic computer because this kind of interface “naturalize” the use of the computer making it more integrating and easy for the whole family. Its recommended price will be 549 Euros (VAT included) and it will be sold in short time. We hope it becomes cheaper in some months, because even it already has a very interesting price, it’s a pity it can’t reach a lower price market to compete with cheapest desktop computers.
- Producto: Asus Eee Top ET1602
- Fecha: 08/11/2008 0:27:58
Empecé a publicar artículos sobre los componentes de PC que pasaban por mis manos en 1999, al tiempo que era director técnico de la cadena de tiendas de informática Batch-PC. Me uní a Geeknetic como redactor jefe y responsable de laboratorio en 2005. El hardware es mi pasión, aunque en mi tiempo libre acostumbro a disfrutar de juegos de PC multijugador.