The Bottom Line
- Draft-n Wireless and Bluetooth Support
- Good Battery Life
- Windows XP Operating System
- Fairly Large For a Netbook
- Right Shift Key in Terrible Location
- Larger Screen Has Relatively Low Resolution
- 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.