Asus Eee Top ET2010AGT review

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

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Let's start with the ET2010AGT's panel. This isn't a capacitive touchscreen, or even a resistive one. It's optical sensor-based, using a pair located in the top corners of the slightly recessed screen to determine the position of your fingers.

It's pretty effective; the sensors can locate and track two fingers for limited multi-touch support, and while it's possible to get it confused (try placing three fingers on the screen, or hovering your finger just above the monitor to register phantom clicks) you'll be able to take advantage of Windows 7's full (ie. limited) range of finger functions.

The sensor system makes the Eee Top good for the kitchen in that you don't have to use sticky fingers; just grab any vaguely cylyndrical object and use it as a stylus. Heck, use a carrot. Go mad.

The underlying guts of the ET2010AGT are based around an AMD architecture, and are pretty average for the price. You get a full 2GB RAM, which covers you for everything you're likely to tease out of the 1.6GHz AMD Athlon X2 processor.

The full 64-bit version of Windows 7 deals with the operating system side of things, even though the low voltage processor would normally be associated with XP. Thankfully it keeps up with a modern OS just fine. There's a mid-range laptop graphics chipset (an ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470) to deal with games; don't expect miracles, just decent mid-range performance. This isn't a gaming machine, after all.

If this machine had also sported a TV tuner and HDMI in – and the case has holes where such ports could plausibly go, and other models in the range sport the features – it would have been a complete package.


Tech Specs

Product TypeAll-in-One Computer
Processor ManufacturerAMD
Graphics Controller ManufacturerATi
Graphics Controller ModelRadeon HD 5470
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Total Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
Product FamilyEeeTop ET2010AGT
Processor Model250u
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 Address
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