|ASUS Eee PC 1000H 160GB Netbook|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Notebook | Compact PC|
|Written by Matt Williams - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 04 November 2008|
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ASUS Eee PC 1000H
Just over a year ago, Asus launched its Eee PC series of notebooks, prompting quick competition and innovation throughout the market. Today Benchmark Reviews looks at one of the newest additions to the Eee family, the Eee PC 1000H 160GB. Like the Eee PC 900 series, the 1000H is based on the Intel Atom platform, and features the Atom N270 processor. However, instead of an 8.9", the 1000H boasts a 10.2" screen as well as a 160GB hard drive. Perhaps the biggest improvement, though, is the use of a 6-cell battery. In this review, we'll take a closer at the Asus Eee 1000H netbook and find out how it compares to more conventional laptops.
One of the reasons the Eee has become so popular is its small, lightweight design. It's easy to carry around in a backpack, briefcase, or if you're inclined, even a purse. Add to that the integrated Wi-Fi and it's easy to see why this particular category of notebooks has quickly garnered the term "netbook". Most netbooks users simply want to browse the net or run light office applications, and that is exactly what the Eee 1000H was designed to do.
Given the sub $500 price point it is clear that high-end performance is not what Asus had in mind with this model. Instead, Asus turned its attention to form factor, connectivity, and a truly portable design. In honor of these design goals, this review will focus much more on functionality than raw performance. In the spirit of fun and curiosity, however, we will be pitting the Eee 1000H, model EEEPC1000H-BLK066X, against a conventional laptop to see just what kind of performance difference we're looking at.
About the company: ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
Asus is well known in the IT field as an innovative and quality-driven manufacturer of PCs, notebooks, and countless other computer components. Here is what Asus has to say about their commitment to quality:
"ASUS products' top quality stems from product development. It's like learning Chinese Kung-Fu; one must begin with cultivating the "Chi" and inner strength. Besides innovating cutting-edge features, ASUS engineers also pay special attention to EMI (electromagnetic interference), thermal, acoustics and details that usually go unnoticed to achieve complete customer satisfaction. ASUS notebooks are the first TCO'99-certified notebooks worldwide.
The requirements for this honor include radiation emission control, energy (battery consumption), ecology (environment friendly) and ergonomics. To succeed in this ultra-competitive industry, great products need to be complimented by speed-to-market, cost and service. That's why all 8,000 over employees of ASUS strive for the "ASUS Way of Total Quality Management" to offer the best quality without compromising cost and time-to-market while providing maximum value to all customers through world-class services.
With unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, ASUS won 2,568 awards in 2007, meaning on average, the company received over 7 awards every day last year. BusinessWeek has ranked ASUS amongst its InfoTech 100 for the 10th straight year; and the company is ranked as No.1 in quality products and services by the Wall Street Journal. ASUS has also achieved the number one title on the annual league table of Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands with a brand value of 11.96 billion US dollars."