by Rajeev Pillai on 2013-10-22
My wife joined part time MBA, so she needed a laptop for her studies and net browsing. I was planning to buy a tab with a case and keyboard, but she was not ready to take it. So searched for Netbooks and found this Netbook.
One of my friends are working with ASUS, he also suggested this model. He was ready to buy it for me under employee scheme, but the price was based on last months market price. Finally there were not much difference from what flipkart was offering. It was a great deal considering the cash back offer on Standard Charted card.
Product was delivered with in 2 days of ordering. Only glitch was that it doesn't have an O.S. Tried installing WinXP, it doesn't work. Finally installed Win 7, however faced so many issues with drivers, mainly the wireless lan driver. So at last switched to Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit version and everything worked out of the box.
In terms of usability, it just fits into my wife's purse and the battery backup is also good. She is quite happy with it though not much comfortable with the Linux. Now I am waiting for an offer on Win 8, so that I can switch back to Windows again..
Best netbook for the price
by gar on 2014-03-11
Ordered the asus nb on 3rd march and received two days later.
I specifically chose for a light programmable device meant to carry around and for being the current cheapest netbook in flipkart with all the features I require.
I'm writing this review from a perspective of a linux user, after installing Debian (wheezy 7.4 netinst, amd64 version) and using it for a couple of days.
? Obviously, having no windows preinstalled brings joy!
? Lightweight as expected.
? Was able to install LUKS encrypted debian wheezy easily. (Encrypt if you keep official or private documents)
? Tested all hardware/ports, and they work (except cardreader).
? Draws at most only 30W of power.
? Battery capacity is really good, which is on par with bigger notebook PCs. Slow charging is because it's designed for low powered PC, I don't care anyway.
? No proprietary drivers were required for any hardware. Happy that the wireless card was not broadcom's.
? The cardreader is some creepy hardware, did not get detected by any linux distribution.
? USB3 gave only a slight speedup (about 60MBps instead of the average 40MBps), though I doubt it could be due to OTF encryption.
? The VGA port is close to the power socket, some VGA connectors can be large and we cannot simultaneously plug in both the power and VGA cables. It would have been better if VGA and HDMI ports were closer to each other instead.
? The power socket feels a bit loose, don't know whether it's the case with only my piece or not.
? The touchpad is stupid, the buttons are placed underneath it at the bottom. If we try to press a button, the pointer mostly moves away from the target!
? Image from the camera is reversed, as some others have observed. Can be rectified with software, though.
? Try to get it from WS Retailers, I think they offer the goods for the cheapest price. (lesser than Rs 15200 due to an offer that day)
? It gets hot as mentioned by others (about 60-65 deg C on average load and upto 88 deg C on single core full load), but it provides good insulation so that our hands do not feel uncomfortable. Their manual clearly mentions not to place it atop body, anybody complaining about it RTFM!
Just for some benchmarking:
? Compiling linux kernel 3.13.6 for this set of hardware (using localmodconfig option) took about 48 minutes on a single core.
? Building sagemath 6.1.1 from source took 6h48m, also on single core.
Since I can easily workaround the negative points, I'll give it a 5 on 5.
I'll update if I have more to tell or stumble on something!
Best product @ best price
by Vijay Manipatlu on 2013-10-02
Best laptop at very low cost, good video clarity and really amazing battery backup above 4.15 Hrs on listening songs in full volume. Also i installed Opensuse 64 bit, Yeah it is the good option for those use this laptop for personal and transactional purpose :).
Negative marks: Touch pad is bit harder to hit the click by default, but anyhow it can be adjustable for all the other features.
More Positive feedback:
1. Great video clarity.
2. Good Gaming.
3. Excellent Wifi speed. I think they used the best wifi radio hardware.
4. Easy typing keyboard
5. Faster booting technology can be appreciable, but not fully.
6. In built camera clarity is good.
7. Good microphone, as i use to talk in skype from bit far distance to laptop, also it is audible clearly.
Finally good for all, i think it is best to buy this laptop instead of tablets and mobiles at very low cost ;)
the best available netbook!
by meher kiran singh kshatri on 2013-07-09
I bought this laptop a month ago from asus store as flipkart did not feature this one then. This is the first 10.1 inch netbook that features a 1366x768 resolution (flipkart mentioned it as 1024x600 but it is 1366x768 actually). I have installed windows 8 in it and it works like a charm without any issues( it also has windows 8 start key) . The touch pad also supports windows 8 gestures. It can perfectly play 1080p and blu-ray videos without any lag.The processing speed is lower but it is not a matter of concern for what a netbook is made for. You cant expect it to run high end applications like gaming and video editing. But it is perfect for all low profile works like browsing, office, watching movies, etc. And what more!! it has a720p camera and also features one usb 3.0 port which can transfer files at speeds up to 5gbps. Even the sound output is very good. For all those who know what a netbook is made for, this one will be a perfect choice. And as usual it is cheaper in flipkart.
An awesome little thing!
by Akshay Gaur on 2013-12-26
This thing - even though diminutive in size - packs a lot of power!
I have been running windows 8 on this machine without even one hiccup in all the time I have used it (over 1 month now).
The best thing is the battery backup - it lasts for about 5-6 hours on average usage like surfing and watching movies. The keyboard - though a bit small - is very easy to use and will take about 5 minutes to adjust to.
Wouldn't recommend it to anyone who likes to play games though - this is strictly for business usage only.
All in all a very good package at such a price point.
by Ankit Pahariya on 2013-11-27
As I'm already using Desktop having i3 2nd generation processor, and this asus 1015e is gifted to me by one of my relative,
1st of all it doen't comes with OS.,so I just installed window 7 ultimate in it and found that it is not working properly...some of the user on flipkart are saying that It is very good in video clarity...but I don't why my asus is not able to HD video properly,when I used to play such videos the crystals are coming on the screen and colors of the screen also changes.there is one more problem with it when we play HD video in it the windows media player is hanging,I update it but continuousy finding the same problem...even in the VLC player..the audio quality is quitre enough ...but battery is not working upto marks for me...it only lasts for 2hours....
if anyone also having the same problem or have the alternate solution on playing HD video in it..pls let me know....
by Parthi on 2014-03-04
Hi I have bought this mini machine last week and i have installed Windows 8.1. First i thought i would not work with windows 8.1, however its performance is really good.
- > Performance ( 7/10 ) - You will agree the performance once you start watching Videos/Internet Browsing / MS office
- > Battery Backup ( 8/10 ) - 6 Cell battery which can last up to 6 hours of continuous usage ( Wifi ON / Watching HD Movies )
- > It can play 1080p videos without any lag ( even in youtube )
- > Very handy
- > Speaker sound is average
- > Clarity is really good ( i have installed all the drives, windows 8.1 doesn't need that though )
- > Instead of buying a Tab you can actually go for this and you will not regret for your decision
- > It gets heated up soon ( Get a cooling pad )
- > Can't play games
I would recommend this laptop for those who need a machine to watch movies / office work in MS office / Internet. You can't expert the laptop to have all bomb features for 16 K and what ever is there in the laptop is worth this price.
by Sandeep Roy on 2013-12-20
Got this product 2 days back. Took 3 days for delivery.
Nice compact netbook with good looks. It comes with Win8 drivers, so I have installed Win8 and it works smoothly.
1. Good net book in this price range
2. Good design
1. I have tried to run some HD videos, and it did not play properly. Also with 1366x768 resolution, the texts displayed on the screen will be too small to read. Need to do some kind of tweak to make it readable.
2. It gets heated up too much. It wont be possible to keep it on lap or in hand after this due to excessive heating. This is the main drawback i have observed.
Overall: Satisfied with the purchase
by Rohan Sikri on 2013-12-01
hi i brought this netbook nd within 2 months i sold this. Before this i was using sony vaio netbook and its now 2 nd haf year m still using this.
Main problem with this is of keyboard. When u type in fast speed some letters are misprinted ..keyboard is really harshed.
Doesn't get any better and cheaper than this!
by High2k on 2013-11-20
Good computer for basic computing. Small, light-weight, good sound. Definitely worth the price. Only shortcoming is no installed OS and an average/uncomfortable touchpad. So you may have to buy a new one. Windows 8 works flawlessly on the device and the hardware is compatible. One of my old xp based desktops uses ASUS motherboard and it has been serving me for more than 10 years and still is working flawless! So I confirm ASUS's reliability and experience in making computers and related hardware.
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