Asus EeeTop PC ET2002 Review

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Final Thoughts

In many ways, the Asus Eee Top ET2002 is an impressive machine. You get a dual-core Atom processor and NVIDIA Ion graphics as well as a large, crisp display in a sleek, space-saving, all-in-one design. Users who are considering an all-in-one such as the ET2002 shouldn't expect gaming-system type performance from the ET2002. But considering this, the ET2002 handled a variety of tasks effectively.

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We have to give the ET2002 credit for playing our local 1080p test videos with relative ease, especially considering this is netbook-like hardware we're talking about. Once applications begin to fully take advantage of Ion and users upgrade the system to Windows 7, this all-in-one PC should receive a major boost in some key performance areas.

The ET2002 is positioned as a budget machine with respectable multimedia capabilities. It has a suggested retail price of $599. For those of you who are willing to shop around, you'll likely find it for even less—Amazon is currently selling it for about $20 less, for example.

Bottom Line: If you're looking for an attractive all-in-one machine and desire the multimedia functionalities that NVIDIA's Ion platform promises, then the ET2002 is definitely a model to consider.

  • All-in-one design
  • NVIDIA Ion graphics
  • Large 20-inch display
  • Qualifies for Windows 7 Upgrade
  • Streaming content sometimes appears choppy
  • Atom processor is limiting for high-performance tasks

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