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Written by Matt Williams - Edited by Olin Coles   
Monday, 03 November 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS Eee PC 1000H 160GB Netbook
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS Eee PC 1000H
Eee PC 1000H Detailed Features
Testing Methodology
Eee 1000H Test Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ASUS Eee PC Final Thoughts

The rapid explosion of the "netbook" market segment is clear evidence of the demand for lightweight computing. While it won't blow you out of the water in terms of performance, the Asus Eee 1000H accomplishes exactly what it was designed to do. It offers great performance per watt in a truly portable form factor. The Intel Atom platform is quick enough to keep up with most tasks and even allowed us to play back some HD content.

In the end, it comes down to what's best for you. A netbook is great for students taking notes, browsing the web, or working with office documents. It also works well as a portable media platform. With the 160GB hard drive and long battery life, you'll certainly appreciate it on your next trip. A netbook, however, is not a desktop replacement. Instead, it should serve to supplement your desktop, allowing you portable access to your files and light processing ability. In that regard, the Eee 1000H is the perfect solution.

ASUS Eee PC 1000H 160 GB Notebook

ASUS Eee PC 1000H Conclusion

Presentation and packaging can have a big impact on perceived quality and overall satisfaction with a product. Every Asus product I come across is packaged very well and the Eee 1000H is no exception. The graphics were printed in full color and each component was wrapped individually. Asus also does a great job of promoting their products on the web, although I would like to see a better assortment of product photos.

Within this particular market, many buyers are more concerned with appearance than overall performance. Asus took this into consideration and came out with a very attractive design. The high gloss treatment and over-sized hinges convey a sense of quality. My only complaint is that the surface is a little too glossy and tends to attract fingerprints.

There's a reason the Eee 1000H conveys a sense of quality: it's built extremely well. While I don't intend to conduct drop tests, it will certainly stand up to everyday use. Even after weeks of testing there are no visible signs of wear and it still looks as good as the day it arrived.

In additional to the great construction quality, Asus includes a number of features that set the Eee 1000H apart from the competition. The LED backlit screen and Dolby audio provide a rich media experience, while the 802.11n and built in bluetooth offer the user multiple connectivity options. Most importantly, though, the included 6-cell battery means you'll be able to enjoy all of these features for hours on end without being tied to a desk.

The EEEPC1000H-BLK066X kit sells for $480, which makes the Eee 1000H one of the more expensive Atom based netbooks on the market. Most of the cost can be attributed to the larger hard drive and Windows XP license. Less expensive netbooks tend to use low-end SSDs and a Linux based OS. For what you get, $480 is a fair asking price.

While the Asus Eee 1000H isn't without its criticisms, if you're in the market for a netbook, this one should be at the top of your list.

Pros:

+ Attractive design
+ Small form-factor
+ Long battery life
+ Performance per watt
+ Solid construction
+ 160GB hard drive
+ LED backlit screen
+ Superior audio quality
+ Almost full-sized keyboard

Cons:

- Surface attracts fingerprints
- Non-standard resolution (1024x600)
- Poor placement of right shift key

Ratings:

  • Presentation: 9.50
  • Appearance: 9.00
  • Construction: 9.50
  • Functionality: 9.25
  • Value: 9.00

Final Score: 9.25 out of 10

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# http://www.onlinenotebook.com/asus-eee-pc-1001p.htmlAsus Eee PC 1001P 2010-04-29 04:20
The IT guys at work were really impressed. I took it to Scottsdale with me and it is all you need for trips. The 10" screen is large enough for any type of viewing. and the resolution is great. I am not a small guy (240 lbs)but I could use the ASUS 1000 on the table tray even with the seat in front of me all the way back. The wireless worked great at the hotel and the 5 hour battery life was better then I thought considering my unit has a 160GB HD. I bought an 8GB stick and that was all I needed. Just remember that there is no DVD or CD drive but I do not use them anymore on any of my computers. You can plug a good headphone set into the unit and get great sound. This 10" computer has taken the place of my 17" laptop.
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