The ASUS 1015PX has a good design, is pretty much loaded in terms of features and performs as good as any average netbook. However, it deserves to be called value for money because at Rs. 12,999, the netbook is priced a lot lower than the rest of hese netbooks.
Recently bought a netbook ASUS Eee PC 1015PX. I want to tell you a bit about how to select and install Linux on this beast. If you select I have been guided by the following criteria: first, the price-quality ratio, as well as the manufacturer, and secondly, a good configuration, and performance in the third, full support for Linux. Also I would like the netbook is white, match for an existing laptop. Opted for a long time, carefully reading the reviews about your favorite model, but still
stopped at 1015PX.
ASUS Eee PC 1015PX Battery info:
Battery Type: Li-ion
Voltage: 10.8V or 10.95V or 11.1V or 11.25V
Capacity: 5200mAh / 6Cell
Size: 202.10 x 48.81 x 20.41 mm
Color: Black or White
So, as soon as I brought the notebook home and immediately engaged in installing Linux. Deciding to put it next to the
existing Windows, I created a Acronis separate partition for swap, and a section for the system itself. With Unetbootin
created a bootable USB flash drive, inserting it in the usb went into BIOS (F2 at boot), put the boot HDD (for some reason flash drive is also defined as HDD): USB flash drive first, then hard drive. Booting from a flash drive has begun to install, but then ran into a problem: the system did not see the partitions on your hard drive. fdisk-l gave that physical and logical arrangement of chapters is not the same. It was decided to reformat the entire drive and re-split. Broken disk to your preference by using GParted, then installed Linux Mint 9 (hastily had to install the system, so I left the Arch for later).
The system got good, but do not work all the Fn-combinations (while I was not involved in this matter, I shall be grateful if someone tell me a ready solution to this problem). Also, do not got a network, but this problem can be solved simply by installing a proprietary network card driver, install it without the Internet through a system does not work, so you can
download it separately and install on a netbook.
For internet use Google Chrome, because Firefox slows down even when scrolling pages, Chrome is open all the pages to stop smartly and scrolls without jumps.
We would like to note that the original hard drive notebook constantly clicks. But the answer naguglilsya very quickly, the
fact that, to increase energy efficiency drive head when not parked every 4 seconds, which improves energy conservation though, but it also reduces the life of a disk drive. The problem is solved quite simply: it is necessary to create a bootable USB flash drive, copy it to the program wdidle3 (pre-extracting archive), boot from the stick (putting a priority in the BIOS to boot from the possibility of Flash) and run "wdidle3 / d" (without quotes of course). After that, clicks will occur much less often, if at all.
By the way, when running Google Chrome with 10 tabs open, Thunderbird, Pidgin both processors are loaded on 4-17%, and the memory consumed by 22% (444 MB). That is enough for other applications. Films also are without problems, and in good quality, even rewinding is immediate, though HD video (DVD) quality have not tried to run.
About CPU temperature in idle, I have already said, for some reason, sensors produces 67-69 degrees, although the personal feelings netbook heated to 45 degrees. Maybe some bug detectors.
As for the battery separate conversation. On Windows, I have not tested it, because as soon engaged in installing Linux. When you first start indicator shows battery capacity 48.4%, 99% charge, after rebooting the capacity was 48.8%, the system continues to issue a warning that the battery capacity is too small, and perhaps the battery is dead. I decided to just discharge the battery to zero, then charge it fully. Poleduyuschie 4:00 I flashed the information that the battery is left
for 2 hours. At the moment, the netbook was 3 full cycle discharge-charge, and I can say that the battery lasts for at least
5 hours on the Internet at Wi-Fi with backlight set to maximum. I think the stated on the label 11:00 is not achieved, but
get 8-9 hours is possible. We work colleagues ASUS Eee PC 1015PE with Windows on board, said that lack of as much as 12-13 hours.
ASUS Eee PC 1015PXD Battery Compatible original Battery Code:
A31-1015 AL31-1015 A32-1015 PL32-1015
ASUS Eee PC 1015 Series ASUS Eee PC 1015PX Series ASUS Eee PC 1015PXD Series
The site of ASUSTeK Computer page appears a new netbook ASUS Eee PC 1015PX. This 10-inch model on the basis of processor Intel Atom N455 or N570 (dual core). According to the manufacturer, the novelty will be able to work without charging as much as 11 hours (with optional battery).
This notebook is equipped with an additional operating system, Express Gate Cloud, which runs in seconds and provides access to popular functions and applications such as viewing Web sites and photos, text messaging, online games etc. Use it instead of the underlying operating system, Windows 7 for quick access to the network.
This notebook is available in several color options like matte, glossy or *. 10.1-inch LED-backlit display and a resolution
of 1024x600 pixels provides quality image.
That is, in principle, all the important aspects that may affect your choice and put the view of the netbook ASUS Eee PC
1015PX. And then, as the saying goes, "think for yourself, decide for yourself whether or not to have."The Asus EEE PC 1015PX is typical of the current generation of netbooks. It looks like a miniaturised version of a slickultra-portable laptop, with mod cons like a tile-style keyboard, yet it still comes in at under £250. We were keen to see whether the 1015PX's performance matches its good looks, so we ran it through our full programme of tests.
ASUS U40SV Battery detail:
Battery Type: Li-ion
Voltage: 10.8V or 11.1V or 14.4V or 14.8V or 15V
Capacity: 7800mAh / 12Cell
Size: 272.30 x 51.60 x 45.50 mm
Compatible original Battery Code:
A31-UL30 A31-UL50 A31-UL80
A32-UL30 A32-UL5 A32-UL50
A32-UL80 A41-UL30 A41-UL50
A41-UL80 A42-UL30 A42-UL50
ASUS U40 Series ASUS U40S Series ASUS U40SD Series
ASUS U40SV Series