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Just when we all thought netbooks were dead and gone, Asus plops a new model on our desk. With ultrabooks on the rise and smart phones becoming ever more versatile, the Asus Eee PC 1025C may very well be the last gasp of the netbook. It comes with an Intel Atom processor and 1GB of RAM, packed inside a fairly sleek shell that Asus calls 'Flare'. But is this dying breed still worth the £250 price tag?The Asus Eee PC 1025C is available now from Currys.Given that Asus has attached the name 'Flare' onto this little chap, you'd be forgiven for expecting some sort of radical design that you could attract passing boats with. However, I can't help but feel that Asus' use of the word is perhaps a little optimistic. Your eyes will first meet with its lid which, typically, is made of plastic and has been given an entirely dark grey colour, broken only by the Asus logo in the middle. It's an extremely plain design that frankly has as much flair as the average paving slab in Rotherham. The 1025C Flare wouldn't look out of place among your patio paving. It might only be brash enough to stand out on a deserted island, but it's arguably pretty smart.
Once upon a time, cheap, tiny laptops ruled the land, acting as travel, backup, and kids' computers to millions, and completely upending what consumers expected to pay for a PC. Those laptops were called Netbooks, and starting in 2007 they exploded out of the gate, first from Asus, then Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and others. Every laptop maker (save Apple) had to launch one of these $300 machines, and they were a real democratizing force in making basic computing and online access available to nearly everyone. But, like many hot trends, the Netbook was oversold. The big PC makers struggled to differentiate their mostly identical systems from each other--which is hard to do when no one expects to pay more than $299. Even worse, the stock combination of an Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive was fine for very simple tasks, as long as one understood the limitations of the hardware. But too many Netbooks were pitched as replacements for full-price laptops, and consumers ended up disappointed by sluggish performance and tiny keyboards. The final nail in the Netbook coffin was Apple's iPad, which for $499 did many of the things people wanted their Netbooks for--e-mail, Web surfing, playing videos, gaming--better than a Atom-powered laptop.
|ASUS 1025C-MU17-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook (White)||$349.94||See it|
|ASUS 1025C-MU17-WT 10.1-Inch Netbook (White)||$360.57||See it|
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|ASUS 1025C-BBK301 Eee PC Netbook Computer / 10-inch Display Screen / Intel Atom N2600 1.6 GHz Dual-core Processor / 1GB DDR3 RAM Memory / 320GB Hard Drive / 3-cell Battery / Webcam / HDMI / Windows 7 Starter / Black||$379||See it|
|Asus Eee PC 1025C-MU17-WT 10.1 LED Netbook - Intel Atom 1.60 GHz - Matte White - 1 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD - Genuine Windows 7 Starter 32-bit - 1024 x 600 Display||$409.46||See it|