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ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook Subnotebook Laptop Computer

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ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook Subnotebook Laptop Computer

ASUS Eee PC 1000H

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The Bottom Line

8/19/08 - The ASUS Eee PC 1000H netbook is fairly large and borders on the size of a traditional ultraportable system. Of course, it has a much lower price tag and features but for a netbook it does quite well. The Windows XP operating system adds to the cost but makes it much more flexible to use. The biggest gripe though is the poor location of the right shift key that is nearly unusable without training.
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Pros

  • Draft-n Wireless and Bluetooth Support
  • Good Battery Life
  • Windows XP Operating System

Cons

  • Fairly Large For a Netbook
  • Right Shift Key in Terrible Location
  • Larger Screen Has Relatively Low Resolution

Description

  • Intel Atom N270 Mobile Processor
  • 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory (2GB Maximum)
  • 80GB Hard Drive
  • 10-inch WSVGA (1024x600) Wide LCD with 1.3MP Webcam
  • Intel GMA 950 Integrated Graphics
  • Fast Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 2.0
  • Three USB 2.0, 3-in-1 Card Reader
  • 10.5" x 7.5" x 1.5" @ 3.2 lbs.
  • Windows XP

Guide Review - ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook Subnotebook Laptop Computer

8/19/08 - The ASUS Eee PC 1000H is the largest in the crowded Eee product lineup. The large 10-inch screen puts it in nearly the same size as smaller ultraportables. This may not be a issue for some but it does decrease the overall portability compared to the smaller 9-inch models. The 10-inch screen does give it a better overall appearance and makes it easier to read, but it would be nice to see a higher resolution than 1024x600.

Many netbooks are built around Linux operating systems in order to reduce their overall costs. ASUS has loaded the Eee PC 1000H with the Windows XP operating system. This makes the system much more flexible for users as they can load just about any application onto it (provided they have an external optical drive for program CD/DVDs). The downside is that it doesn't have any preloaded applications that the Linux models do have.

Since the Windows XP operating system requires more storage space, the Eee PC 1000H also forgoes the use of solid state storage and instead uses an 80GB hard drive. This gives it much more storage space than SSD based netbooks but does reduce the durability as it is more prone to shock damage with the spinning platters. That's not going to be an issue for most people.

Along with the larger size, the Eee PC 1000H is fairly heavy. This is due to the larger 6-cell battery supplied with the netbook. This provides the unit with a much longer battery life that it very useful for those who need to go for long stretches without recharging.

Even with all these great features, the Eee PC 1000H has a major problem with its keyboard. The right shift key is in an odd location that makes it difficult to use. This was done to allow for better arrow keys but is something buyer's should be aware of.

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 5 out of 5
First Impressions, Member lemike

Firstly, please note that I've only had this for two days. The version I bought (from Amazon) is the 1000H with 1 GB of RAM, and I also bought a 2 GB tray to replace the ! GB originally installed. So far I've been busy installing things like all the .NET patches, an anti-virus program, and some music programs. From these I found: + Adding new memory. You need a teeny-tiny screwdriver, but just two screws and you're at the memory & hard drive, and ASUS introduce you to it, so there's none of the ""break tape and void warranty"" nonsense ! + all the .NET stuff loaded fine, so I can use it to test the programs that I write ! + WinAmp and iTunes load and run fine + All programs can see and work with an external USB CD/DVD reader/burner. + iTunes rips and burns music CDs just fine, albeit no so quickly as a 1.5 GHz dual core AMD system running XP/64 with the same RAM ! + Included software - Microsoft Works. Oh well :( ! Star Office 3.3. Very much better :) ! + ASUS on-line storage. Neat, easy, and built-in available. Great idea ! +/- The keyboard is a little small (I'm 6'4"" and my hand-span is about 8"" - enough to use the left-hand shift key and the P key on a ""normal"" keyboard ! This is just another alteration to the layout - the one that Logitech has done, making a huge Delete key, worries me far more because I might delete something without knowing it! - No pre-installed anti-virus. I added Avast immediately. It's free for the home edition and works very well. - WinAmp doesn't recognise the burner as a ""portable device"", so I haven't been able to rip and re-burn anything using WinAmp :( - The Windows version asks that you register with Microsoft. Well, fair enough, but I couldn't when it asked, as I didn't have a net connection yet. Now, of course, I can't find it again. I will, but it's a waste of my time :( - Included software - Microsoft Works. Why waste all this space ? - splitting the hard drive into C: and D:. It's only 15o GB, so it won't be long before people are running out of C: and not knowing about D: ! ============================= Overall ? I really like it, and the Wow! factor is a serious plus too :)

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