Asus Eee PC 1000HE Review

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The Asus Eee PC 1000HE is the newest laptop from ASUS and flaunts a brand new keyboard and has an Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor. If you want a notebook with a longer battery life and reasonable price then this one is the god choice for the user.

Build & Design

The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE is sturdy in construction and build up with long-lasting plastics throughout, which keep its panel bend free. It has a black shiny lid and port placement. The laptop is a bit thinner, yet a little heavy with a weight of 3lbs. A three set of USB input is present around the periphery of the chassis and fits well in its backpack. A 1.3-megapixel webcam is present above the screen and a pair of microphones below. It features three USB ports, an Ethernet port, headphone and microphone jacks, an SD, SDHC and MMC memory card reader and a VGA output.

Display

The 10.1-inch LCD display is present in the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE. The display is bright and good color is produced. Apart from that, backlight levels in the phone are very bright and consistent. A shining coating makes the image look good and popped out. Its panels give different viewing angles with the vertical one in 1000HE stays accurate for longer time. Horizontal angle allows you to share movie with someone on other side. The screen is small in size which is a down side.

Keyboard & Touchpad

The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE has a brand new keyboard with chicklet style. The keys are well spaced, so expect no cramping, which makes you feel very comfortable to type as keys action are smooth. The Shift Key is placed to the right of the up arrow. The new layout makes you commit less error while typing.

The Elantech touchpad with multitouch functions and metal framing is what the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE features. The touchpad is not very sensitive and response is slow. After using it constantly, the touchpad surface gradually comes off up on one side, but after pressing it back down it goes back to it state and doesn’t come up again. The touchpad is big enough and can be triggered from anywhere to its edge centre and all. The pad is somewhat uneasy to control.

Performance & Benchmarks

The performance of ASUS Eee PC 1000HE is driven on Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz with faster clock speed. The audio is good but absence of good subwoofer makes the laptop not being an option for. The heat and noise produced from the cooling fan is less. The video and gaming performance is average and the system performance is good for basic applications such as web browsing, typing document, editing photos. Hard drive Seagate 5400.5 access time is slower than the other. It is a good netbook with a longer battery life and a reasonable price.

Battery

The battery of ASUS Eee PC 1000HE has a high capacity of 63Wh and is larger. The battery continues tp last for 7 hours and 36 minutes when the wireless is active and the processor in auto mode. It can be made to last longer for 9.5 hours if you deactivate the wireless card, use the processor in power saving mode and reduce the brightness of the screen. You can carry it out for long time without running out of battery.

Specifications of Asus Eee PC 1000HE:

Processor: Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz

OS: Windows XP Home operating system with SP3

Memory: 1GB of DDR2 RAM

Display: 10″ WSVGA LED-Backlit 1024 x 600 LCD

Hard Drive: 160GB Hard Drive, 5400 RPM

Weight: 3lbs 2.4oz

Dimensions: 10.47″ x 7.3″ x 1.12-1.50″

Pros: It has a excellent keyboard, battery life is excellent

Cons: Touchpad not good one for fast movement

MSRP: $399 (Base Price)

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