Asus has proven their meddle with their Eee Netbook, but now they want to get into PCs. But how does the extremely economically priced $600 desktop with a 15" touch screen, built in wi-fi, and the Intel Atom processor stack up to our tests?
What You Need To Know
Asus made it easy to set up. Plug in power, mouse, and keyboard, and you're done
Even though the screen is small, it's sensitive and accurate enough to get the job done. It's not perfect, but your finger or the included stylus both work well
There's also handwriting recognition and a virtual keyboard which are both helpful
Asus also has an interface called "easy mode" that makes your more frequently used applications one-click accessible
Overall, it's a good touch experience
It's running Windows XP rather than Vista
It has the Intel Atom processor, which we've seen perform well in most every net-book
But is there anything that could be improved?
We would like to see it have more than 1 gig of RAM since it is a desktop PC
Things like the 160 GB hard drive, card reader, and Wi-Fi make this a really useful computer