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The ASUS N10Jc has been available since November last year, but we only got our hands on the netbook recently. So how well did it fare in our review? Read on.

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Ever since ASUS Eee PC first appeared in the market in 2007, it created a growing demand for small form factor notebooks – commonly called netbooks. At that time, the Eee PC was noted for its portability, running Linux operating system and having an affordable price tag. But not long after that, almost all laptop manufacturers came up with their own version of netbooks with display sizes from 8-inch to 12-inch, equipped with the new Intel Atom processor which is more power efficient than their Core 2 Duo sibling, and offer storage options of either a 2.5-inch hard disk or Solid State Drive (SSD).

ASUS brought the N10Jc to our shores in November last year which is designed for users who are constantly on the move, and claims to be the world’s first 10.2-inch notebook PC to feature Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS graphic card and HDMI port. But it was only recently that we managed to get one for review.

If you checked the ASUS website, you would notice there’s a similar N10J model. The main difference is that the N10J is preinstalled with Microsoft Vista OS (either Ultimate, Business or Home Premium). Our review unit is running Windows XP Home Edition.

Here’s the detailed specifications of the N10Jc:-

Processor1.6 GHz Intel® Atom® N270 
Operating SystemGenuine Windows Vista® Home Basic,
 Genuine Windows® XP Home,
ChipsetIntel® 945GSE 
Main MemoryDDR2 533 MHz SDRAM, 1 x SODIMM socket 
 for expansion up to 1GB SDRAM 
Display10.2-inch WSVGA Color-Shine (1024 x 600)
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS with 256MB VRAM 
Hard Drive160GB 2.5-inch SATA 5400rpm
Card Reader8 in 1 card reader, SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,
 mini SD, MS-Duo and MS-Pro Duo with adapter 
Video Camera1.3 Mega Pixel web camera (optional)
Fax/Modem/LAN/WLANIntegrated 802.11a/b/g/n or 802.11b/g 
 Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.0+EDR (optional) 
LED Status IndicatorPower-on/Suspend
 Battery Charging/full/low
 Storage device access
 Capital Lock 
 Bluetooth on status indicator
Interface1 x Express card
 1 x Microphone-in jack
 1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
 3 x USB 2.0 ports
 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
 1 x HDMI
 1 x WLAN On/Off Switch
 1 x Bluetooth On/Off Switch
 UMA/Discrete Switch
AudioBuilt-in Azalia compliant audio, w/ 3D effect
 Built-in speaker and microphone
Keyboard26.3mm size 
Battery3 cells: 2400 mAh, 6 cells: 4800 mAh,
Dimension & Weight27.6 x 19.5 x 3.71 cm (W x D x H)
 1.4 kg (with 3 cell battery)