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Asus is largely responsible for kickstarting the whole netbook market when it released the original Eee PC back in 2007. Since then it has released a broad range of netbooks, but has returned to its roots with the Eee PC 1018P. Unlike some of Asus' earlier Eee PC models, this netbook boasts a high-end look and feel thanks to the brushed aluminium design. We can't remember seeing such a subtly stylish netbook before and the matt finish means it's also impervious to scratches and scuffs while you're working at home or out and about. The 1.1kg chassis isn't a problem to carry around for hours on end and the strong battery life of 359 minutes gives you almost six hours of power, so it is great for those after a truly portable option. Equally impressive is the 10.1-inch screen, which looks great encased in the brushed aluminium bezel. Brightness is good, as is detail thanks to the 1024x600-pixel resolution, but it's the vibrancy of colours that pleases the most, and those looking for a netbook to watch films and view photos on will find a lot to like here. The keyboard continues the good run of form, and the isolated style allows for a crisp, clean action that's also surprisingly firm – regular typists will have no problems typing for hours on end.
For a few months now, netbooks have been undergoing a process of gentrification and are sometimes becoming veritable fashion items. The Asus Eee PC 1018P is part of this new category of luxury netbooks and, in aluminium, is very nice looking indeed. The wrist-rest and hood are in brushed aluminium, while its slim line will be a source of envy among netbooks everywhere! The Asus Eee PC 1018P confirms its pretensions to luxury on first sight. We particularly like the brushed aluminium surfaces which give the machine a certain rigidity and robustness. It is in any case more solid and prestigious that the more common plastic designs. Our test model was entirely black and had a brushed aluminium hood, whereas the white version only has a hood in plastic. Sobriety is the word with this Eee PC 1018P. The screen surround repeats the brushed aluminium look, though it is in plastic. Generally speaking, the finish is excellent and has nothing to envy more expensive laptops. The takes up the whole width of the netbook. The small space keys (14 x 13 mm) give nice keying and are on the quiet side. It's a shame that the "Ctrl" left and "Shift" (capital) buttons are shortened however.
The pace of netbook innovation has slowed to a virtual crawl in recent months as most vendors have settled on the same old 10.1-inch screen, Atom N450 CPU, 1GB of RAM, modest 5,400 rpm hard drive, and Windows 7 Starter OS. The main way to stand out in this market is through superior design and usability. The $379 Best Buy exclusive version of the ASUS Eee PC 1018P accomplishes the former with great aplomb, offering a sexy brushed aluminum lid and deck for an affordable price. However, its cramped keyboard and stiff touchpad buttons make it a little unpleasant to use.The 2.4-pound, 10.3 x 7.1 x 0.9-inch Eee PC 1018P is definitely one of the thinner and lighter netbooks on the market. It's nearly half a pound lighter and significantly thinner than 2.8-pound competitors like the Acer Aspire One 532h (1-inch thick), the Samsung N150 Plus (1.4-inches thick), and the Toshiba NB305 (1.4-inches thick). The classy, raven black chassis has an attractive brushed aluminum lid and deck, with a matching brushed plastic black bezel. The ASUS logo on the lid and the power, Wi-Fi on/off, and performance mode buttons add an attractive touch of silver.