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Written by Matt Williams - Edited by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 04 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

Eee PC 1000H Detailed Features

Given its small size and price point, I was surprised by the number of features Asus decided to include with the Eee 1000H. Of particular note, is the Asus Super Hybrid Engine. This software allows the user to manually underclock or overclock the processor at the push of a button. While I typically ran the laptop at its default settings, this feature became useful when I needed to conserve battery power or wanted those extra processor cycles.

ASUS Eee PC 1000H 160 GB Notebook

Asus include four function buttons at the top of the keyboard. The first two are permanently assigned and turn the screen on and off or change the resolution between several predefined modes. The last two buttons are user defined. I recommend keeping the third one at its default setting which allows you to control the super hybrid engine. The last one launches Skype by default, but can easily be configured to launch another application.

ASUS Eee PC 1000H 160 GB Notebook

As the case badge implies, the Eee 1000H features Dolby Sound Room technology. What this amounts to is option to use Dolby's virtual headphone and virtual surround sound options. After thoroughly testing the speakers, I was very impressed. The audio was free from distortion and could be across the room. In fact, it was much better than most larger notebooks. The experience with headphones was even better. Add to it the 160GB hard drive and bright screen, and you have yourself an excellent traveling media companion.

ASUS Eee PC 1000H 160 GB Notebook

Gaining access to the internal components was fairly easy. It's just a matter of removing a few screws and sliding the cover off. The hard drive, RAM, and WLAN card are all easily accessible. In fact, given the $30 price tag, there is no excuse for not swapping out the 1GB of RAM for a 2GB stick. The WLAN card uses a mini PCI-e slot and can also be upgraded to support future protocols.

ASUS Eee PC 1000H 160 GB Notebook

Asus has a few variation of the Eee PC 1000H, some with an 80GB HD and some with a 160GB HD. The EEEPC1000H-BLK066X model uses a Seagate Momentus 5400.4 160 GB hard drive. However, Asus does not specifically state the brand or model of hard drives that it uses, which leads me to believe they may change it from time to time. As you'll see in the benchmarks, we lucked out with this hard drive as it has proven to be quite a performer.

ASUS Eee PC 1000H 160 GB Notebook

One of the huge selling points Asus has been pushing with this Eee family is the battery life. Why? Because most of its competitors can't even come close. While the claim of up to 7 hours might be pushing it, the battery life on the Eee 1000H has been quite good. Depending on the brightness of the LCD and the load on the hardware, I've been getting around 5 or 6 hours per charge--certainly enough for a long plane ride.



# 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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