Eee PC 1000HE Netbook Review
We review the
Asus Eee PC 1000HE Netbook computer.
Eee PC 1000HE Netbook Review
Asus 1000HE has been tweaked to
offer an improved keyboard and a new Intel Atom processor brain. Also the new Eee PC 1000HE
offers some pretty
solid battery life in a competitively priced $399 package. Not bad!
Asus Eee PC 1000HE's body is slightly
fatter than competitor products in the same price/size range but it has
flat-topped style keyboard with widely spaced keys similar to Apple and
laptops to make up for this deficit.
Keyboard feel is noticeably improved
previous Asus Eee PC's and
additionally keys such as the shift keys have been relocated to give a
standard feel. Quick
launch keys also
reside above the keyboard to control various functions including screen
resolution. Touchpad feel is also improved over previous Eee PC's.
Ultra Portable Asus Eee PC Netbooks
new Asus 1000HE offers a 10.1 inch
widescreen display with a native resolution of 1024x600.
resolution for Netbooks in
its category, some web pages still require some scrolling to view
though not exactly too much of an issue since this is honestly to be
in such a small notebook package.
the press of the aforementioned quick launch key above the keyboard you
cycle through various resolutions including 1024x768 & 800x600
improve the readability of some on screen elements such as small text.
While not extremely useful
since on screen
elements look best at the native 1024x600 resolution, it is still a
addition to be able to switch resolutions with the click of a button.
other features of the Asus 1000HE
include stereo speakers and a headphone/microphone jack, 3 USB 2.0 and
card reader, standard Ethernet jack, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, and
because of its small size the
Asus 1000HE lacks a built in Optical drive though this is to be
wise Intel's newer Intel Atom
N280 did help improve performance of the Asus Eee PC 1000HE Netbook a
bit but nothing quite
substantial over previous models, though definitely a welcomed speed
Intel Atom Based Netbooks
included the Intel Atom N280 which runs faster than many other Netbooks
the Intel N270 in the same category.
Intel Atom N280 also includes
front side bus speed which also helps to feed the CPU with more
thus creating a modest but overall speed improvement.
Battery life of the Eee PC 1000HE was
excellent. The Asus
Eee PC 1000HE comes packed with a six-cell
battery power plant that promises to drive the Intel Atom powered
up to 9.5 hours of batter life. Of
course keep in mind this is with a relaxed usage style.
claims to have achieved 9.5 hours by
running the system in power saving mode, with the LCD screen set at 40
brightness, and with webcam and wireless technologies
our test system through the paces in various power modes and usage
patterns we've achieved on average 4.8 hours or more of battery
runtime. In fact when we simply left the Eee PC 1000HE on the
desk with the screen set at 50 percent brightness it ran for a whopping
8.6 hours. Awesome!!!
but not least let's take a brief look at the Eee PC 100HE's warranty.
The Asus Eee PC 1000HE
includes a standard one year included parts and labor warranty. Asus also offers web based
help, and also a
toll-free phone number. Asus
an improved support website with driver downloads a basic FAQ section
and more. Not bad at all!
conclusion the Asus Eee
PC 1000HE includes some welcoming additions that were lacking in
previous Eee PC's,
though compared to some of the competitors products in the Netbook
Asus 1000HE still lacks some features that we would have liked to see.
Commendable additions of
course include excellent battery life, the much improved
Sony/Apple style keyboard and a competitive price to top it off. We would have liked to see
but the slightly faster Intel Atom didn't quite impress us as much as
for, though still we welcome any speed increase even if marginal.
Despite any of its
shorcommings the Asus 1000HE is a solid little Netbook that will be a
sweet little computing companion for many looking for a cheap little
mobile web browsing machine.
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