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Asus Eee Top ET2010AGT review

A low end all-in-one PC with rudimentary touch capabilities

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1600 x 900
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • Compact design
  • Nothing more to buy
  • Hefty enough to handle 720p
  • Full Windows 7 64-bit

Against

  • Tough to upgrade
  • Shoddy touch screen
  • Vertical touch screens are horrible
  • Weak against similarly priced competition

Touchscreens are the computing flavour of the moment. It's hard to argue otherwise given the success of the iPad and the tablet market that's quickly rising beside it.

We don't necessarily think the Samsung Galaxy Tab or the Dell Streak are going to change the world, but they are out there, on the shelves. And so, now, is the Eee Top ET2010AGT all-in-one touchscreen PC.

It makes sense that everyone would want a slice of the pie, from mobile manufacturers to proper PC makers such as Asus. Soon enough, your 40-inch TV and your washing machine will have multi-touch functionality. It's the game to be playing.

Thing is, there are two kinds of touchscreen computer; those that work, and those that don't. You don't want to have to get up and wipe your fists all over your washing machine just to select the spin cycle. And Asus' latest Eee Top, while it's not a washing machine and it is a decent PC in it's own right, doesn't spell the end of the mouse just yet.

We'll get to the precise reasons why in a little while, though for now let's say the execution is shaky, the form factor doesn't suit touch like the tablet does, and we're not entirely sure why the touch screen is there other than to tick a box. Oh, and it runs Windows 7. Ever tried to use Windows 7 with a touchscreen interface? Yeah. It's not up to much.

Tech Specs

Product TypeAll-in-One Computer
TouchscreenYes
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATi
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon HD 5470
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Total Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
HDMIYes
WebcamYes
Product FamilyEeeTop ET2010AGT
Processor Model250u
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Brand NameAsus
Form FactorDesktop
Processor Speed1.60 GHz
Processor TypeAthlon II X2
Screen Size50.8 cm (20")
Screen Resolution1600 x 900
Standard Memory2 GB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Memory Card ReaderYes
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerAMD
Chipset ModelRX780
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Number of Processors Installed1
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports6
Height373.8 mm
Width497 mm
Screen ModeWSXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesET2010AGT
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelET2010AGT-B066E
Product NameEeeTop ET2010AGT-B066E Desktop Computer
Product LineEeeTop
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberET2010AGT-B066E
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

The all new ASUS EeeTop ET2010 packs all the benefits of an all-in-one PC in a stylish, ultra-slim design that is less than an inch thick. Designed to replace your desktop computer, the ET2010 features quick and easy start-ups, as well as plug-and-play capabilities. The ET2010's space-saving design will clear up your workstation, saving you the mess of snaking and tangled cables. On top of that, the ET2010 can be wall-mounted, ensuring that it can be used almost anywhere.

Package Contents
  • EeeTop ET2010AGT-B066E Desktop Computer
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card