Asus EeeTop PC ET2002 Review

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The Asus Eee Top ET2002 is an all-in-one desktop computer that provides the basics for everyday computing as well as multimedia entertainment in a space-saving design. It features a large, 20-inch 16:9 widescreen display and a 1.6GHz dual core Intel Atom 330 processor. Perhaps one of the coolest new features of the ET2002 is the fact that it is one of the first all-in-one computers from Asus to feature NVIDIA Ion integrated graphics for additional multimedia processing horsepower and perhaps even a bit of light gaming.

While the basic components of the ET2002 aren't all that different from those found in your typical netbook, this computer is able to handle HD video and a few other higher-end performance graphics tasks quite well.


Unlike the Eee Top ET1602 we saw earlier this year, the ET2002 doesn't have a touchscreen. Asus does offer a touch version of the ET2002—the ET2002T—but really, if you're planning to use this computer in your office instead of your living room or kitchen, the lack of a touchscreen probably won't make much of a difference. Compared to the ET1602, the ET2002 features an updated design, larger screen, DVD-RW Super Multi drive, and more media-centric intentions.

Our test unit had 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a DVD Super Multi drive, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Ethernet, six USB ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, and an HDMI input. It comes with a wireless mouse and keyboard, both of which feature a sleek, black finish.

Specifications

LCD

20" 16:9 Widescreen

OS

Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
(Win 7 Upgradable)

CPU + Chipset

Intel Atom Processor 330 Dual core
NVIDIA® ION™

Memory

DDR2 SO-DIMM 2GB

HDD

250GB/320GB SATAII 5400rpm

Optical Drive

Super Multi

Graphics

NVIDIA ION

Web Cam

Yes

Mic

Digital Mic

LAN

10/100/1000 Mbps

Wireless

802.11b/g/n

Audio chip

SRS Premium Sound

3W Hi-Fi Speaker x2

Side IO port

USB 2.0 x 2,
3 in 1 Card Reader: SD/MMC/Memory Stick,
Headset x 1,
Microphone x 1

IO port

Power Input(DC 19V)
USB Ports x 4
LAN Port
HDMI-Input: Standalone Monitor and Game console with HDMI-In

Keyboard + Mouse

Wireless Keyboard + Mouse

Power Supply

19Vdc, 3.42A, 65WPower Adaptor
19Vdc, 4.74A, 90W Power Adaptor

Dimension

511x 410 x 53 mm (WxHxD) (approx. 20.12 x 16.14x 2.09 inches)

Net Weight

7.2kg (approx. 15.87 pounds)

Color

Black

Accessories

Keyboard
Mouse
AC Adapter
Power Cord
Cleaning Cloth
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Recovery & Support DVD


This all-in-one ships with Windows Vista Home Premium and qualifies for the Asus Windows 7 Upgrade program. With a suggested price just shy of $600 and a street price that's even lower than that, this machine will likely attract many who are looking for a PC that looks good, saves space, and offers decent performance. Just how well does the Asus Eee Top ET2002 serve its purpose? Join us as we find out.

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It's a beautiful system, and the price is cheap enough, but I just can't see myself buying it because it has such meager hardware.

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I'm into more powerful systems, so I'd have to pass on this.

It's a good all in one solution for some people's needs though.

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I dunno, I can see some potential.

I would love to strap something like this to my wall in the living room and use it to remote into the servers downstairs and / or control my media center stuff that is installed throughout the house. An automation of sorts.

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