Asus Eee Top ET2010AGT review

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

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The Eee Top ET2010AGT is machine that, at an average selling price of £500, is too expensive – even next to pricier competition. You'd look at the iMac, you'd look at one of the rather excellent HP all-in-one Touchsmart range, you'd look at a much more versatile laptop before you'd look at this.

Yes, it's a lot cheaper than Dell's touch screen Inspiron One 23. But it's a lot less powerful, too.

We liked

This could be the perfect PC for certain situations. It's reasonably strong under the hood, it's not too noisy, and it's pretty versatile despite its restrictive form. At £500, we'd actually say it's a good choice for the bedroom, given that it's a space saving design with just enough nuts to get standard computing jobs done.

We disliked

Even if you're desperate for a touchscreen, there are better examples – the shaky implementation puts the ET2010AGT at the bottom of the pile. Even ignoring the touchscreen, its panel is probably too small, the speakers too tinny, and the processor too incapable of playing back 1080p HD to consider this as a proper media machine.

Verdict

A decent stab at an all-in one, but the design is so restrictive and the price so high that you're better off investing your money elsewhere.

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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