Asus Netbook EEEPC X101H Atom N570 1.66GHz 1GB 250GB 10.1 webcam Windows 7 Starter (refurbished by Asus as new with 3 month warranty)  £120.97 delivered @ microdirect
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Asus Netbook EEEPC X101H Atom N570 1.66GHz 1GB 250GB 10.1 webcam Windows 7 Starter (refurbished by Asus as new with 3 month warranty) £120.97 delivered @ microdirect

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Found 15th Sep 2013
Slim profile and powerful performance

The X101H was designed to be thin and lightweight, for maximum portability. Boasting a profile that’s less than one inch thick and weighing less than one kilogram, it easily slips into bags without adding much bulk.

Slim profile

The X101H was designed to be thin and lightweight, for maximum portability. Boasting a profile that’s less than one inch thick and weighing less than one kilogram, it easily slips into bags without adding much bulk. Featuring a comfortable chiclet keyboard for typing and large responsive touchpad, the X101H just screams to be used.

Your social networking companion

Today’s digital life is all about staying connected. We write blogs, upload photos and stay connected with friends on countless social networking sites. The new MeeGo Operating System on the X101H brings the internet to you in a new intuitive interface, integrating Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media sites onto the homepage for quick access so you can stay connected even faster. There’s also a Windows® 7 version of the X101H that’s available, for those that would like the familiarity and versatility that Windows provides.

Cloud computing for everyone

The X101H is preloaded with not only the MeeGo OS, but also the asus@vibe store, which provides a fun, easy and convenient center filled with rich cloud computing content. As an added bonus, the popular Dropbox*1 online storage is preloaded so you can easily and seamlessly sync files across your desktop, netbook or smart phone.

Instantly on, always standby ready*1

Using ASUS’ unique Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) power configuration technology, the X101H is optimized perfectly for performance and battery life. With an instant on resume to Windows in about few seconds and super long standby time up to eleven days, you can get back online quicker than ever, even when you’ve been away for a while

*1only available on Genuine Windows® 7 Starter

Audio System HD
Built-in microphone Y
Number of built-in speakers 1
Camera
Megapixel 0.3 MP
Built-in Camera Y
Display
Display Resolution 1024 x 600 Pixels
LED Backlight Y
Display Diagonal 256.6mm (10.1")
Energy management
Power supply type AC/DC
Hard drive
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Total Storage Capacity 250 GB
Hard Drive Size 63.5 mm (2.5 ")
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory 2 GB
Internal Memory 1 GB
Internal Memory Type DDR3-SDRAM
Navigation
GPS function N
Networking
Wireless technology 802.11g/b/n
Wireless LAN connection Y
3G network access module N
Ethernet LAN connection y
Operating system/software
Operating System Installed Windows 7 Starter
Ports & interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports Quantity 1
DC-In Jack Y
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity 1
Headphone Out 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity 3
Processor
Processor clock speed 1.66 GHz
Processor model N570
Processor family Intel Atom
L2 Cache 1 MB
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards MMC, SD, SDHC
Card Reader Intgrated Y
Technical details
Pointing device Touchpad
Colour of product Black
Weight & dimensions
Width 262 mm
Height (Rear) 36.4 mm
Height (Front) 23.6 mm
Depth 178 mm

42 Comments

Pity they only have 3 months warranty,doesn't give you much confidence in them.

hot

3mnths warrenty puts me off :-(

CPU spec >

ark.intel.com/pro…637

Probably would run better with MeeGo OS, anyway this is the Windows 7 version.

Much better off with a tablet at this price, if you do some office stuff then this is a better choice. These are what they are, underpowered and slow. If the performance doesn't bother then this is ok, but around the right price for something like this, to be honest they perform so badly on Win 7 starter with 1GB ram they should have died off a long time ago.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 15th Sep 2013

How does an n570 compare to n270 for internet browsing, uploading pictures etc?
thanks

Slap on Linux and these are perfectly usable.
Slitaz Linux would absolutely fly on one of these, and Mint or Debian would be very usable.

fishmaster

Much better off with a tablet at this price



But then you have to buy a clunky add-on keyboard to actually use it. More expense, and never as good as a proper netbook one.

I bought one of these ages ago from a Carphonewarehouse deal I saw on here.....slow doesnt describe this thing accurately enough.

Using one of these is a newfangled method of torture. Subjects the participant in hours upon hours of sheer frustration.

LongPockets

But then you have to buy a clunky add-on keyboard to actually use it. … But then you have to buy a clunky add-on keyboard to actually use it. More expense, and never as good as a proper netbook one.



Read the rest of my comment

These things are a heap of crap. Should be well below £100 imo for the hassle and SLOWness.

Still using it now....I posted this comment three years ago

I have one of those, upgraded to 2gb and it is decent machine for the money. Strongest point is battery. used to hold 9 hrs, now after 1,5 years still hold up. Great for the money.

It makes a slug look as fast as an artillery shell in comparison !

Don't understand why this is being voted so hot - you'd be better off getting a Nook HD+ and a wireless bluetooth keyboard for around this price.

I want netbooks to make a comeback with tablet like screen resolutions. They don't even need to be touch screen. I'd like my original eee 701 with a Nexus 7 screen and and x86 CPU.

I've got a £60 SSD and an extra 1GB of RAM in my 2009 Asus netbook, running Windows 8, and it's really pretty quick - of course there are shortcomings, but you can run full Office 2010 with no problems and it boots up nice and quickly too.

Of course there's an argument for getting either a tablet or a 'proper' laptop, depending on what you want to do, but I wouldn't have been without it over the past 4 years. My gf did all her masters work on it - work, elibrary/pdf stuff etc and it was fine, aside from occasionally needing a bigger or higher res screen.
Edited by: "northlondon01" 15th Sep 2013

fishmaster

CPU spec http://ark.intel.com/products/55637Probably would run better … CPU spec >http://ark.intel.com/products/55637Probably would run better with MeeGo OS, anyway this is the Windows 7 version.Much better off with a tablet at this price, if you do some office stuff then this is a better choice. These are what they are, underpowered and slow. If the performance doesn't bother then this is ok, but around the right price for something like this, to be honest they perform so badly on Win 7 starter with 1GB ram they should have died off a long time ago.



Just stick an SSD in it and it'll fly.

why will putting in an SSD make it fly? Do they have higher read/write rates then conventional HDD's?

We have one of those touchscreen atom tablets, 10" asus. Only 2gb ram, 64gb SSD, runs IIS and SQL server 2008 R2 and our demo programs superbly, doesn't feel any different than my desktop phenom x6 for general use. Doubt windows 8 would work on this properly due to screen res, but slap in an SSD and it will make a world of difference.

Cameron583

Just stick an SSD in it and it'll fly.



This + SSD + extra 1GB DDR3, work that 'deal' out

jaydeeuk1

We have one of those touchscreen atom tablets, 10" asus. Only 2gb ram, … We have one of those touchscreen atom tablets, 10" asus. Only 2gb ram, 64gb SSD, runs IIS and SQL server 2008 R2 and our demo programs superbly, doesn't feel any different than my desktop phenom x6 for general use. Doubt windows 8 would work on this properly due to screen res, but slap in an SSD and it will make a world of difference.



Yeah 1GB extra + SSD and it's faster, however that costs quite a bit extra whichever way you look at it. Windows 8 can be made to work on this size screen. I believe 8.1 supports netbook resolutions. However this + ssd + 1gb ram +win 8 licence = you are certifiable.

Best check out these reviews before buying

Most reviews comment about the 'so-so' keyboard & touchpad, slow processor and ordinary batterylife.

The particular model microdirect are selling has a more powerful processor which does improve the overall performance but dont expect a rocket ship as its still an Atom Processor.

I have seen similar netbooks running Windows 8 (resolution hack), with 2GB ram and an SSD and they perform fairly well, however the recommendations of doing this don't make much financial sense.

for anyone interested see "Asus T100" Could be a bit of a comeback for this type of machine... a truly portable tablet running full windows 8 with a good keyboard 11 hours battery and they are gonna be CHEAP (in comparison to stuff of a similar ilk)

worth buying for win 7 document writing. don't install junk on it or it will grind to a halt. Max ram might be 2 or 4 I would check.

Monkeybumcheeks

I bought one of these ages ago from a Carphonewarehouse deal I saw on … I bought one of these ages ago from a Carphonewarehouse deal I saw on here.....slow doesnt describe this thing accurately enough.



Hope you don't mind me asking but what were you using the laptop for? Was it slow when running multiple applications or for even basic functions such as facebook or youtube? Thanks.

GeorgeJungle

worth buying for win 7 document writing. don't install junk on it or it … worth buying for win 7 document writing. don't install junk on it or it will grind to a halt. Max ram might be 2 or 4 I would check.



The maximum ram the machine is capable of should be 4GB, but Win 7 Starter will only be able to use 2GB as that's how it's designed. So you could put 4GB in this netbook but you'd have to change operating system to a 64bit one. The Atom N570 CPU in this netbook has a 64bit compatible instruction set.

See the table below for proof of 2GB limit on Windows 7 Starter Edition >

msdn.microsoft.com/en-…spx



Edited by: "fishmaster" 15th Sep 2013

RobertM0215

Hope you don't mind me asking but what were you using the laptop for? Was … Hope you don't mind me asking but what were you using the laptop for? Was it slow when running multiple applications or for even basic functions such as facebook or youtube? Thanks.



Absolutely everything, it used to take an eternity to boot up ! I still have it, so might see if some of the suggestions on here help, but I don't hold out much hope tbh.

just a warning to those of you wanting to do Office apps on them, with Office 2013 (that comes as part of the Office 365 sub) you will find it quite laggy performance wise with the low powered atom and only 1gb ram.
Edited by: "carsick77" 15th Sep 2013

I'm thinking Hackintosh.

martinelsen

I'm thinking Hackintosh.



Intel Atom not supported after OSX 10.6.2, don't see the point anyway.

for me its the screen resolution, 1024 x 600 is not good by todays standard, i had these before, and dell did a 1366x768 which was much more usable.

These are more useful to me than tablets but better screen is a must

I have one - utter garbage even running XP or Ubuntu. My old P4 with 512MB RAM kicks its ****.

The power socket is shocking (no pun intended). It failed twice after minimal use (because it's crap) and the price of a replacement power socket is 600% more on Ebay than for other models (that implies demand for the part is high therefore a common fault).

Yep, you can cook your dinner on the power adapter after ten minutes !

Just what I was looking for, perfect for the kids, if there is a problem I have 3 months to send back. Thanks for sharing :-)

bought my daughter one of these for xmas, she uses it constantly for school work, its perfectly adequate provided you up the ram to 2gb, only a case of un-doing one screw to get at it then it just slots in, go on a memory website like crucial and they will tell you the type that fits (think mine was bout a tenner), bargain at this price

I bought my friends one of these, in which he'd upgraded the ram and put an ssd, so it boots up and runs pretty quick, all i'm going to use it for is word and very basic things like that for uni, at the end of day I wanted it to have a good battery and be portable, I've found my upgraded one great for those needs! I have a proper pc for anything a bit more demanding

from my experience with netbooks; don't expect the world, and you're paying a price that reflects that. I paid 300-odd for a slightly more capable netbook back in 2009 (Compaq Mini 311), added in 4gb RAM, and used that as my main PC until march this year. Still gets used most days at work as a music player and light testing environment.

N570 was the fastest of the previous generation Atoms. Its actually faster than the later N2600, but when graphics speed is factored in its slower.

N570 running a virus checker & browser will exceed using its gig, & slow drastically as it pages on windows 7. The chipset supports 2GB, however some Asus machines had memory fixed to the mobo & so did not offer expansion. Best N series Atom is the N2800 which supports 4GB,

600 line res can be an issue, as some sites leave you looking at a strip down the middle.

While newer Atoms offer lower power usage & better graphics, if an extra gig can be added to this, it would make a viable small computer for various scenarios (tprrent server, car computer, train computer) and runs at about twice the speed of the original N270 Atom.
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