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ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 10.5 Hour Battery Life

Embrace mobile computing in style with the revolutionary Eee PC 1005HA-P. With an unsurpassed battery life of 10.5 hours, the 1005HA-P eliminates the need to worry about power while on the go. The 1005HA-P packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N280, which offers a 667MHz FSB, the fastest in its class. Built-in wireless technologies including Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth help you stay connected wherever you go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. A 160GB hard drive and 10GB of FREE online Eee Storage provide a wealth of

  • Up to 10.5 Hours of Battery Life and Free Sleeve Case Included
  • Intel Atom N280 Processor 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM) and 10GB Free Eee Storage
  • Windows XP Home Operating System, 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024×600 LCD Display

Rating: (out of 556 reviews)

List Price: $ 389.99
Price: $ 340.99

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 10.5 Hour Battery Life Reviews

Review by J. Welch:

There are three US versions of the Asus 1005HA:

- Best Buy offers the 1005HA-B for 9 (plus tax). It features the N270 (1.6GHz 533FSB) cpu, glossy display, 3-Cell 23Wh Li-ion Battery (4 hrs), and a 1.3MP webcam. Excluded are the Bluetooth module, 10GB online Eee storage, and netbook sleeve. This is obviously the “Basic” model. I was able to demo this unit at Best Buy on June 27th, and IMO you are giving up quite a bit for the ~ savings over the ‘P’ model. Not to mention that as of now Asus will not sell you a spare 3 or 6-cell Li-Ion battery.

- The 1005HA-V is in the middle of the bunch and the only one with a matte display. Those that frequently work outdoors or despise reflections will appreciate the matted display. It also features a N270 cpu, 6-cell 48Wh Li-ion Battery (8.5 hrs), 0.3MP webcam (according to Amazon specs, but it may in fact be 1.3MP), no Bluetooth, and absent again is the netbook sleeve.

- So in a nutshell (or would that be seashell?) the 1005HA-P offers the faster N280 cpu, glossy display, 1.3MP webcam, 6-Cell 63Wh Li-ion Battery with a whopping 10.5 hrs run time, Bluetooth v2.1, and a black netbook sleeve. Realistic battery numbers are between 8.5-9hrs. of battery life if you’re using wifi & doing email/word processing/YouTube/web surfing.

The glossy LED display offers excellent color and contrast when used indoors. I was also pleasantly surprised with the excellent horizontal viewing angles. Keep in mind that once you get in a room full of light or step outdoors screen reflections could become annoying. I’ve used mine outside on a sunny day, and the screen is still very much legible. In fact it was much more detailed than the matte screen on my Dell D600.

All three units come with the Digital Array Mic which consists of two powerful microphones. Ambient background noises are eliminated, as well as reduced echoes for clearer voice recording. What’s more, with only direct sound (within 60°) recorded, you’ll obtain better voice capture. I’ve tested the mic with Skype, and it’s loud and clear once you fine tune using the Realtek HD Audio manager. All models also include a WiFi 802.11 b/g/n adapter and 160GB 5400RPM hard drive. My 1005HA-P contains a Hitachi HTS543216L9SA00 hard drive and Atheros AR9285 wifi card. Atheros chipsets are known for excellent range and are typically less prone to connection drops. I’d like to point out that the AR9285 is only capable of 150Mbps.

All three variations of the 1005HA ship with 1GB DDR2 800MHz memory. The good news is that you can remove the memory door on the bottom of the chassis and swap it out for a 2GB DDR2 200-pin SODIMM in under 2 minutes. Anytime you install new memory I’d recommend running a Prime95 “Blend” torture test for 12-24 hrs to make sure your system is stable. The Eee Super Hybrid Engine utility lets users overclock or underclock their Eee PC’s to boost performance or provide better battery life depending on their immediate requirements. In Super Performance mode CPU-Z shows the bus speed to increase up to 169.9MHz which translates into roughly 1.7GHz. One way to quickly change modes is to press Fn + spacebar.

One word of advice is to be really careful about which anti-malware software you install since it will degrade performance both on and off the internet on these netbooks. Whatever you elect to install I would highly recommend you benchmark the performance both before and after. In regards to free anti-viruses that run light I would tip my hat to Antivir (nag screen can be disabled by searching Google) and Panda Cloud. For pay versions Norton 2010 & NOD32 should be considered.

One minor annoyance is that the display will not tilt back as far as some people may like. The glossy chassis is also a fingerprint magnet. A few other things I’d like to point out is that you must push the micro-sized right angle end of the ac adapter until it snaps in place or the battery may not charge. In addition the ac adapter does get quite hot while it is actively charging the battery, which Asus clearly mentions in the user manual, so one should not be alarmed over the heat output. The final quirk is that the hard drive is split into two 80GB (before formatting) partitions. Fortunately this can be resolved by using Easeus Partition Master Home which is a free utility.

Overall I am extremely satisfied with the 1005HA-P, and it is arguably the finest 10″ netbook on the market. Keep in mind that if you want a White or Pink shell you’ll be limited to the ‘B’ or ‘V’ models. Asus has already released the two aforementioned colors in Europe & Asia, so hopefully by the end of 2009 we’ll get them as an option on the ‘P’ model. Be sure to check out the Amazon community forum for this product located towards the bottom of this page if you require additional enlightenment. You’ll find a lot of tips, tricks, and general FAQ’s.

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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 10.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter)

Embrace mobile computing in style with the revolutionary Eee PC 1005HA-PU17. With an unsurpassed battery life of 10.5 hours, the 1005HA-P eliminates the need to worry about power while on the go. The 1005HA-P packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N280, which offers a 667MHz FSB, the fastest in its class. Built-in wireless technologies including Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth help you stay connected wherever you go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. A 250GB hard drive provides a wealth of storage and backup capacity. Lastly, a 0.3MP

  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
  • 10.1″ WSVGA 1024×600 LCD Display, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Windows 7 Starter Operating System (32 Bit), *10.5 Hours of Battery Life

Rating: (out of 153 reviews)

List Price: $ 399.00
Price: Too low to display

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 10.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter) Reviews

Review by Christopher Mayo:

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October 28 (updated below)

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I received the ASUS EEE PC Seashell 1005HA-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook two days ago. My initial impression is that this is a great computer. Below are more specific comments.

1) OS: Windows Starter

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Runs really well without any problems. I think another 1GB of RAM would make it faster, but I can easily live without it for my main purpose of taking research notes, writing papers, and using the Internet.

I have not had a chance to try out all of my software yet, but Windows Office 2007, bLADE Wiki, Chrome, and other programs I frequently use work just fine. Windows 7 Starter does run more than three applications. I have four open now.

Thankfully, I had no difficulty enabling language support (IME) for Japanese and Chinese. In general, I have also found some things a little more intuitive than XP or Vista. At this point, I see absolutely no reason to buy an upgrade.

The inability to change your desktop image is a mean-spirited marketing decision that I hope Microsoft will reconsider. Not only that, but the wallpaper makes it look like you have a crack or dust on your screen. You can get around this and speed up your computer a little bit in the process. In your start menu right-click on computer, select properties, advanced system settings, performance, and “Adjust for best performance.” Your background will be solid blue.

2) Screen

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Surprisingly crisp and clear. Yes, it is small, but so is the computer :)

3) Keyboard

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I have no trouble at all typing on it. Some owners of past Asus models have complained about a warped space bar. Indeed, the space bar is slightly elevated on the left side. However, I believe this was intentional. When you press the function key with the blue “running man” mark on the left it switches power settings (see comments below for an update on the keyboard).

4) Battery

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I am not sure yet how to get the advertised 10.5, but I am easily getting 9+ hours out of it on the power saver mode. It is incredible. The power adapter is quite small and seems to charge it up very quickly.

5) Sturdiness / Quality

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The computer feels surprisingly solid and less flimsy than more expensive computers I have bought in the past. It is not the most elegant computer out there, but it seems well-built. It has a wonderful lack of annoying lights. The only one remaining is the power light in the upper right. The blue LED is annoying (as it is on most computers made nowadays), but much less of a problem than others out there. If computer manufacturers would put the power light back on the bottom right under my hand with the rest of the lights I would be grateful.

6) Partitions

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My memory was partitioned into a C and D drive. There are good reasons to have a partition, but personally I prefer none. It is relatively easy to change the partition.

7) Bloatware

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One or two programs (as far as I can tell) that I was able to quickly remove. Nothing at all like my last computer that had over a dozen.

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November 5 (update)

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It is a fabulous computer and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again if I had the chance. At this size (10.1 inch) and with these specs (battery life, memory, etc.) it seems to be the best computer on the market. I still give it 5 stars.

However, I have had concerns with the keyboard. Be sure to inspect it thoroughly when it arrives. I ordered the same model for someone else and it arrived with what looked like melted keys next to the spacebar. We sent it back to Amazon for a replacement and the new one that arrived is just fine.

My “w” key was sticking the other day. I sprayed some compressed air under it and it started working again. I never eat or drink near the computer, so I cannot imagine what it was. That is the first time I have had something like that happen on any computer. It has been about a week since that happened and has been working fine.

After looking at last year’s models in the store, I can see that my “warped” space key was probably not intentional. It doesn’t hit the screen and is barely noticeable, so I have not shipped it back for a replacement. I remain pleased with the product overall, but I think they really need to work on quality control for their keyboards.

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November 17 (update)

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I remain extremely pleased with the product. I just wanted to write another update here to encourage potential buyers to make sure that the reviews on Amazon for this product are written by people who have actually purchased and/or used THIS product. Those who owned the previous model have had power supply, battery, and keyboard issues. I encourage you to read reviews of earlier models to learn more (I did before making this purchase), and I appreciate that people are willing to share their experiences, but it seems unfair to the company and misleading to consumers when reviews are posted here for another product (no matter what the apparent similarities are).

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December 12 (update)

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I’ve had the computer for about two months now and I would still give it five stars. The battery indicator tells me I have 10 to 11 hours after a full charge, but I have never had that many hours of straight use to actually test it. All I can say for sure is that I am very happy with the battery life.

Windows 7 Starter is great. It hasn’t crashed once since I purchased the computer. I always liked XP (disliked 98 and Vista), but given time I might end up liking this OS even more. It seems pretty snappy, even with just 1GB RAM.

The trackpad has raised bumps and seems to work best with a delicate touch. It’s OK, but personally I prefer smooth surfaces. If any ASUS engineers are reading this, I recommend a trackpad like the one on the Panasonic Lets Note R8 CF-R8WWLAJP.

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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 14 Hours of Battery Life

Embrace mobile computing in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-P. The 1005PE-P packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N450, which consumes less power than its predecessors, allowing the 1005PE-P to get up to a revolutionary 14 hours of battery life. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth, users can stay connected wherever they go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. The 1005PE-P’s 250GB hard drive and 500GB of free webstorage provide a wealth of storage and backup capabilities. The 1005PE also features a chiclet keyboard for

  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage; Chiclet Keyboard; 0.3MP Webcam
  • 10.1-Inch Color-Shine 1024X600 WSVGA LCD Display; 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth Enabled
  • Windows 7 Starter Operating System; High Capacity 6 Cell Battery for up to 14 Hours of Battery Life

Rating: (out of 25 reviews)

List Price: $ 379.99
Price: $ 389.99

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 14 Hours of Battery Life Reviews

Review by A reader:

Intel has been gearing up to release the Atom N450 or “Pinetrail” since late last year. The manufacturers had a whole slew of netbooks ready for release between January 4 (when the big electronics show CES opened) and January 11 of 2010 (when it’s ok to sell all the new Atom N450 based netbooks). Information was very scarce last year due to a press release embargo and probably the desire to sell of old-stock Atom N270/N280 netbooks.

Here is an extremely useful, albeit technical, review of this particular Asus model AND of the Atom N450 on which it is based (if the link gets edited out by Amazon, go to anandtech and search for Asus 1005PE):

[...]

Please note that Amazon already has a less expensive Asus, the 1001P, listed on the website, in two versions as well, a more expensive Win 7 Starter edition with 250 gb hard drive and a less expensive Win XP edition with 160 gb harddrive:

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001P-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001P-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

The main difference is 3 extra hours of battery life, but there may be other feature diffences such as wirless n and bluetooth support.

I am thinking about getting the Win XP version of the 1001p which is quite a bargain. While Win 7 Starter actually runs quite well on these netbooks, and has a few nice features, Win XP is still slightly faster and less of a resource hog. To get my current Win 7 netbooks to match Win XP, I have to do a lot of adjusting (turning off auto indexing, turning off auto disk defrag, choosing Windows Classic theme instead of Win 7) and Win XP is still slightly faster. My main hope in getting a new N450 netbook would be that elusive grail of netbook owners, decent Hulu and YouTube performance (believe it or not, I can watch DVD’s and h.264 high rez content, but not the stinkin’ Hulu and YouTube content except at low rez, not-full-screen mode).

Early reports are that the N450 has about a 10% performance increase over the last generation Atom netbooks, and a 20% battery life increase, but as always YMMV.

THERE ARE TWO IMPORTANT things you need to know:

1. It’s very likely in the next two weeks, netbooks are going to come out with the Broadcom HD chip in them, for extra, which will allow high def output, all the way up to Blue Ray quality, and also an HDMI port to allow easy hookup to your living room tv. This would mean high quality streaming video on an external display. This is probably the single biggest reason to wait.

2. Even if high def video isn’t important to you, Intel is supposed to be releasing a 1.8 ghz version of the Atom in February or March, and given the cycle of aggressive product adoption and pricing, the extra performance might be worth waiting for.

Your budget for one of these, by the way, should be about three duckbills for a basic model like the 1001P and no more than four duckbills for an Atom based netbook with some bells and whistles.

And if your machine doesn’t come with 2gb of system memory, while single applications run well under Win 7 and two applications run well simultaneously under Win XP, you should budget for an upgrade to the maximum permitted 2gb at some point.

Oh by the way, I rummaged around on the Intel website and also found out that the old N270/N280s only support 32 bit Windows but the new N450 supports 64 bit, which is really cool.

Buy ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 14 Hours of Battery Life now for only $ 389.99!

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

Embrace mobile computing in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-M. The 1005PE-M packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N450, which consumes less power than its predecessors, allowing the 1005PE-M to get up to a whopping 11 hours of battery life. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, users can stay connected wherever they go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. The 1005PE-M’s 250GB hard drive and 500GB of free webstorage provide a wealth of storage and backup capabilities. The 1005PE also features a chiclet keyboard for added style

  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage; Chiclet Keyboard; 0.3MP Webcam
  • 10.1-Inch Color-Shine 1024X600 WSVGA LCD Display; 802.11 b/g/n
  • Windows 7 Starter Operating System; 6 Cell Battery for up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

Rating: (out of 23 reviews)

List Price: $ 339.99
Price: $ 329.17

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life Reviews

Review by Melvin L. Grussing:

Wow! This is day 4 of using the Asus eePC netbook and it far exceeds my expectations. The Windows 7 starter OS works so well with the computer. Recognized my local network and our local Barnes and Noble wireless network and it was a snap to setup. Vista and XP would have been a nightmare.

I will be using the computer on my travels in the US and Europe. It will function as my telephone via Skype, e-mail writer and reader, listening to books from Audible, reading books downloaded from Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Add to that my mp3 and video player via Windows Media Player. Oh yes, I just typed a letter on word and pulled down a spreadsheet for Windows Live.

Lets start from the top. The LED screen is 10 inches, clear, colorful and seems to be very battery friendly. The keyboard is good except for a very small right shift key. Not as good as my full size keyboard on my desktop but the whole computer weighs less than the keyboard! The speed of the wireless N network on my Asus is similar to my Sony Vaio Duo, fast. Handled my streaming video from Netflick’s well. The battery; the 6 cell battery has lasted 10 hours + listening to mp3’s while using Microsoft Office, watching video from Netflicks, and reading and listening to books. Didn’t turn off the wireless either. Not bad. I haven’t done any heavy duty computing like working on video or photo work. I have my quad core desktop for that stuff.

I am wondering how book readers and tablets(Apple?) will be able to compete with a netbook like this? It can do it all and compute as well. If the hardware continues to work as well as it did out of the box, it will will be an ideal road warrior and entertainer.

Buy ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life now for only $ 329.17!

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – Up to 14 Hours of Battery Life

Embrace mobile computing in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-P. The 1005PE-P packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N450, which consumes less power than its predecessors, allowing the 1005PE-P to get up to a revolutionary 14 hours of battery life. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth, users can stay connected wherever they go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. The 1005PE-P’s 250GB hard drive and 500GB of free webstorage provide a wealth of storage and backup capabilities. The 1005PE also features a chiclet keyboard for

  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage; Chiclet Keyboard; 0.3MP Webcam
  • 10.1-Inch Color-Shine 1024X600 WSVGA LCD Display; 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth Enabled
  • Windows 7 Starter Operating System; High Capacity 6 Cell Battery for up to 14 Hours of Battery Life

Rating: (out of 25 reviews)

List Price: $ 379.99
Price: $ 366.99

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – Up to 14 Hours of Battery Life Reviews

Review by A reader:

Intel has been gearing up to release the Atom N450 or “Pinetrail” since late last year. The manufacturers had a whole slew of netbooks ready for release between January 4 (when the big electronics show CES opened) and January 11 of 2010 (when it’s ok to sell all the new Atom N450 based netbooks). Information was very scarce last year due to a press release embargo and probably the desire to sell of old-stock Atom N270/N280 netbooks.

Here is an extremely useful, albeit technical, review of this particular Asus model AND of the Atom N450 on which it is based (if the link gets edited out by Amazon, go to anandtech and search for Asus 1005PE):

[...]

Please note that Amazon already has a less expensive Asus, the 1001P, listed on the website, in two versions as well, a more expensive Win 7 Starter edition with 250 gb hard drive and a less expensive Win XP edition with 160 gb harddrive:

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001P-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001P-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

The main difference is 3 extra hours of battery life, but there may be other feature diffences such as wirless n and bluetooth support.

I am thinking about getting the Win XP version of the 1001p which is quite a bargain. While Win 7 Starter actually runs quite well on these netbooks, and has a few nice features, Win XP is still slightly faster and less of a resource hog. To get my current Win 7 netbooks to match Win XP, I have to do a lot of adjusting (turning off auto indexing, turning off auto disk defrag, choosing Windows Classic theme instead of Win 7) and Win XP is still slightly faster. My main hope in getting a new N450 netbook would be that elusive grail of netbook owners, decent Hulu and YouTube performance (believe it or not, I can watch DVD’s and h.264 high rez content, but not the stinkin’ Hulu and YouTube content except at low rez, not-full-screen mode).

Early reports are that the N450 has about a 10% performance increase over the last generation Atom netbooks, and a 20% battery life increase, but as always YMMV.

THERE ARE TWO IMPORTANT things you need to know:

1. It’s very likely in the next two weeks, netbooks are going to come out with the Broadcom HD chip in them, for extra, which will allow high def output, all the way up to Blue Ray quality, and also an HDMI port to allow easy hookup to your living room tv. This would mean high quality streaming video on an external display. This is probably the single biggest reason to wait.

2. Even if high def video isn’t important to you, Intel is supposed to be releasing a 1.8 ghz version of the Atom in February or March, and given the cycle of aggressive product adoption and pricing, the extra performance might be worth waiting for.

Your budget for one of these, by the way, should be about three duckbills for a basic model like the 1001P and no more than four duckbills for an Atom based netbook with some bells and whistles.

And if your machine doesn’t come with 2gb of system memory, while single applications run well under Win 7 and two applications run well simultaneously under Win XP, you should budget for an upgrade to the maximum permitted 2gb at some point.

Oh by the way, I rummaged around on the Intel website and also found out that the old N270/N280s only support 32 bit Windows but the new N450 supports 64 bit, which is really cool.

Buy ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – Up to 14 Hours of Battery Life now for only $ 366.99!

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-WT 10.1-Inch White Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

Embrace mobile computing in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1005PE-M. The 1005PE-M packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N450, which consumes less power than its predecessors, allowing the 1005PE-M to get up to a whopping 11 hours of battery life. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, users can stay connected wherever they go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. The 1005PE-M’s 250GB hard drive and 500GB of free webstorage provide a wealth of storage and backup capabilities. The 1005PE also features a chiclet keyboard for added style

  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage; Chiclet Keyboard; 0.3MP Webcam
  • 10.1-Inch Color-Shine 1024X600 WSVGA LCD Display; 802.11 b/g/n
  • Windows 7 Starter Operating System; 6 Cell Battery for up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

Rating: (out of 23 reviews)

List Price: $ 339.99
Price: $ 328.71

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-WT 10.1-Inch White Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life Reviews

Review by Melvin L. Grussing:

Wow! This is day 4 of using the Asus eePC netbook and it far exceeds my expectations. The Windows 7 starter OS works so well with the computer. Recognized my local network and our local Barnes and Noble wireless network and it was a snap to setup. Vista and XP would have been a nightmare.

I will be using the computer on my travels in the US and Europe. It will function as my telephone via Skype, e-mail writer and reader, listening to books from Audible, reading books downloaded from Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Add to that my mp3 and video player via Windows Media Player. Oh yes, I just typed a letter on word and pulled down a spreadsheet for Windows Live.

Lets start from the top. The LED screen is 10 inches, clear, colorful and seems to be very battery friendly. The keyboard is good except for a very small right shift key. Not as good as my full size keyboard on my desktop but the whole computer weighs less than the keyboard! The speed of the wireless N network on my Asus is similar to my Sony Vaio Duo, fast. Handled my streaming video from Netflick’s well. The battery; the 6 cell battery has lasted 10 hours + listening to mp3’s while using Microsoft Office, watching video from Netflicks, and reading and listening to books. Didn’t turn off the wireless either. Not bad. I haven’t done any heavy duty computing like working on video or photo work. I have my quad core desktop for that stuff.

I am wondering how book readers and tablets(Apple?) will be able to compete with a netbook like this? It can do it all and compute as well. If the hardware continues to work as well as it did out of the box, it will will be an ideal road warrior and entertainer.

Buy ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-WT 10.1-Inch White Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life now for only $ 328.71!

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – 10.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter)

Embrace mobile computing in style with the revolutionary Eee PC 1005HA-PU17. With an unsurpassed battery life of 10.5 hours, the 1005HA-P eliminates the need to worry about power while on the go. The 1005HA-P packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N280, which offers a 667MHz FSB, the fastest in its class. Built-in wireless technologies including Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth help you stay connected wherever you go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. A 250GB hard drive provides a wealth of storage and backup capacity. Lastly, a 0.3MP

  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
  • 10.1″ WSVGA 1024×600 LCD Display, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Windows 7 Starter Operating System (32 Bit), *10.5 Hours of Battery Life

Rating: (out of 153 reviews)

List Price: $ 399.00
Price: Too low to display

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – 10.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter) Reviews

Review by Christopher Mayo:

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October 28 (updated below)

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I received the ASUS EEE PC Seashell 1005HA-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook two days ago. My initial impression is that this is a great computer. Below are more specific comments.

1) OS: Windows Starter

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Runs really well without any problems. I think another 1GB of RAM would make it faster, but I can easily live without it for my main purpose of taking research notes, writing papers, and using the Internet.

I have not had a chance to try out all of my software yet, but Windows Office 2007, bLADE Wiki, Chrome, and other programs I frequently use work just fine. Windows 7 Starter does run more than three applications. I have four open now.

Thankfully, I had no difficulty enabling language support (IME) for Japanese and Chinese. In general, I have also found some things a little more intuitive than XP or Vista. At this point, I see absolutely no reason to buy an upgrade.

The inability to change your desktop image is a mean-spirited marketing decision that I hope Microsoft will reconsider. Not only that, but the wallpaper makes it look like you have a crack or dust on your screen. You can get around this and speed up your computer a little bit in the process. In your start menu right-click on computer, select properties, advanced system settings, performance, and “Adjust for best performance.” Your background will be solid blue.

2) Screen

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Surprisingly crisp and clear. Yes, it is small, but so is the computer :)

3) Keyboard

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I have no trouble at all typing on it. Some owners of past Asus models have complained about a warped space bar. Indeed, the space bar is slightly elevated on the left side. However, I believe this was intentional. When you press the function key with the blue “running man” mark on the left it switches power settings (see comments below for an update on the keyboard).

4) Battery

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I am not sure yet how to get the advertised 10.5, but I am easily getting 9+ hours out of it on the power saver mode. It is incredible. The power adapter is quite small and seems to charge it up very quickly.

5) Sturdiness / Quality

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The computer feels surprisingly solid and less flimsy than more expensive computers I have bought in the past. It is not the most elegant computer out there, but it seems well-built. It has a wonderful lack of annoying lights. The only one remaining is the power light in the upper right. The blue LED is annoying (as it is on most computers made nowadays), but much less of a problem than others out there. If computer manufacturers would put the power light back on the bottom right under my hand with the rest of the lights I would be grateful.

6) Partitions

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My memory was partitioned into a C and D drive. There are good reasons to have a partition, but personally I prefer none. It is relatively easy to change the partition.

7) Bloatware

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One or two programs (as far as I can tell) that I was able to quickly remove. Nothing at all like my last computer that had over a dozen.

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November 5 (update)

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It is a fabulous computer and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again if I had the chance. At this size (10.1 inch) and with these specs (battery life, memory, etc.) it seems to be the best computer on the market. I still give it 5 stars.

However, I have had concerns with the keyboard. Be sure to inspect it thoroughly when it arrives. I ordered the same model for someone else and it arrived with what looked like melted keys next to the spacebar. We sent it back to Amazon for a replacement and the new one that arrived is just fine.

My “w” key was sticking the other day. I sprayed some compressed air under it and it started working again. I never eat or drink near the computer, so I cannot imagine what it was. That is the first time I have had something like that happen on any computer. It has been about a week since that happened and has been working fine.

After looking at last year’s models in the store, I can see that my “warped” space key was probably not intentional. It doesn’t hit the screen and is barely noticeable, so I have not shipped it back for a replacement. I remain pleased with the product overall, but I think they really need to work on quality control for their keyboards.

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November 17 (update)

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I remain extremely pleased with the product. I just wanted to write another update here to encourage potential buyers to make sure that the reviews on Amazon for this product are written by people who have actually purchased and/or used THIS product. Those who owned the previous model have had power supply, battery, and keyboard issues. I encourage you to read reviews of earlier models to learn more (I did before making this purchase), and I appreciate that people are willing to share their experiences, but it seems unfair to the company and misleading to consumers when reviews are posted here for another product (no matter what the apparent similarities are).

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December 12 (update)

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I’ve had the computer for about two months now and I would still give it five stars. The battery indicator tells me I have 10 to 11 hours after a full charge, but I have never had that many hours of straight use to actually test it. All I can say for sure is that I am very happy with the battery life.

Windows 7 Starter is great. It hasn’t crashed once since I purchased the computer. I always liked XP (disliked 98 and Vista), but given time I might end up liking this OS even more. It seems pretty snappy, even with just 1GB RAM.

The trackpad has raised bumps and seems to work best with a delicate touch. It’s OK, but personally I prefer smooth surfaces. If any ASUS engineers are reading this, I recommend a trackpad like the one on the Panasonic Lets Note R8 CF-R8WWLAJP.

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ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – 10.5 Hour Battery Life

Embrace mobile computing in style with the revolutionary Eee PC 1005HA-P. With an unsurpassed battery life of 10.5 hours, the 1005HA-P eliminates the need to worry about power while on the go. The 1005HA-P packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N280, which offers a 667MHz FSB, the fastest in its class. Built-in wireless technologies including Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth help you stay connected wherever you go. The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. A 160GB hard drive and 10GB of FREE online Eee Storage provide a wealth of

  • Up to 10.5 Hours of Battery Life and Free Sleeve Case Included
  • Intel Atom N280 Processor 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM) and 10GB Free Eee Storage
  • Windows XP Home Operating System, 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024×600 LCD Display

Rating: (out of 556 reviews)

List Price: $ 389.99
Price: $ 340.99

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – 10.5 Hour Battery Life Reviews

Review by J. Welch:

There are three US versions of the Asus 1005HA:

- Best Buy offers the 1005HA-B for 9 (plus tax). It features the N270 (1.6GHz 533FSB) cpu, glossy display, 3-Cell 23Wh Li-ion Battery (4 hrs), and a 1.3MP webcam. Excluded are the Bluetooth module, 10GB online Eee storage, and netbook sleeve. This is obviously the “Basic” model. I was able to demo this unit at Best Buy on June 27th, and IMO you are giving up quite a bit for the ~ savings over the ‘P’ model. Not to mention that as of now Asus will not sell you a spare 3 or 6-cell Li-Ion battery.

- The 1005HA-V is in the middle of the bunch and the only one with a matte display. Those that frequently work outdoors or despise reflections will appreciate the matted display. It also features a N270 cpu, 6-cell 48Wh Li-ion Battery (8.5 hrs), 0.3MP webcam (according to Amazon specs, but it may in fact be 1.3MP), no Bluetooth, and absent again is the netbook sleeve.

- So in a nutshell (or would that be seashell?) the 1005HA-P offers the faster N280 cpu, glossy display, 1.3MP webcam, 6-Cell 63Wh Li-ion Battery with a whopping 10.5 hrs run time, Bluetooth v2.1, and a black netbook sleeve. Realistic battery numbers are between 8.5-9hrs. of battery life if you’re using wifi & doing email/word processing/YouTube/web surfing.

The glossy LED display offers excellent color and contrast when used indoors. I was also pleasantly surprised with the excellent horizontal viewing angles. Keep in mind that once you get in a room full of light or step outdoors screen reflections could become annoying. I’ve used mine outside on a sunny day, and the screen is still very much legible. In fact it was much more detailed than the matte screen on my Dell D600.

All three units come with the Digital Array Mic which consists of two powerful microphones. Ambient background noises are eliminated, as well as reduced echoes for clearer voice recording. What’s more, with only direct sound (within 60°) recorded, you’ll obtain better voice capture. I’ve tested the mic with Skype, and it’s loud and clear once you fine tune using the Realtek HD Audio manager. All models also include a WiFi 802.11 b/g/n adapter and 160GB 5400RPM hard drive. My 1005HA-P contains a Hitachi HTS543216L9SA00 hard drive and Atheros AR9285 wifi card. Atheros chipsets are known for excellent range and are typically less prone to connection drops. I’d like to point out that the AR9285 is only capable of 150Mbps.

All three variations of the 1005HA ship with 1GB DDR2 800MHz memory. The good news is that you can remove the memory door on the bottom of the chassis and swap it out for a 2GB DDR2 200-pin SODIMM in under 2 minutes. Anytime you install new memory I’d recommend running a Prime95 “Blend” torture test for 12-24 hrs to make sure your system is stable. The Eee Super Hybrid Engine utility lets users overclock or underclock their Eee PC’s to boost performance or provide better battery life depending on their immediate requirements. In Super Performance mode CPU-Z shows the bus speed to increase up to 169.9MHz which translates into roughly 1.7GHz. One way to quickly change modes is to press Fn + spacebar.

One word of advice is to be really careful about which anti-malware software you install since it will degrade performance both on and off the internet on these netbooks. Whatever you elect to install I would highly recommend you benchmark the performance both before and after. In regards to free anti-viruses that run light I would tip my hat to Antivir (nag screen can be disabled by searching Google) and Panda Cloud. For pay versions Norton 2010 & NOD32 should be considered.

One minor annoyance is that the display will not tilt back as far as some people may like. The glossy chassis is also a fingerprint magnet. A few other things I’d like to point out is that you must push the micro-sized right angle end of the ac adapter until it snaps in place or the battery may not charge. In addition the ac adapter does get quite hot while it is actively charging the battery, which Asus clearly mentions in the user manual, so one should not be alarmed over the heat output. The final quirk is that the hard drive is split into two 80GB (before formatting) partitions. Fortunately this can be resolved by using Easeus Partition Master Home which is a free utility.

Overall I am extremely satisfied with the 1005HA-P, and it is arguably the finest 10″ netbook on the market. Keep in mind that if you want a White or Pink shell you’ll be limited to the ‘B’ or ‘V’ models. Asus has already released the two aforementioned colors in Europe & Asia, so hopefully by the end of 2009 we’ll get them as an option on the ‘P’ model. Be sure to check out the Amazon community forum for this product located towards the bottom of this page if you require additional enlightenment. You’ll find a lot of tips, tricks, and general FAQ’s.

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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1201N-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Black Netbook – 5 Hours of Battery Life

Go anywhere in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1201N. This latest addition to the ASUS Eee PC family marks a radical departure from other netbooks that usually feature single core Atom processors. With its Intel Atom 330 dual core processor, NVIDIA ION graphics, and two-DIMM, dual-channel DDR memory architecture, the Eee PC 1201N has set a new netbook performance benchmark. More importantly, this combination shatters today’s netbook conventions by delivering the richest netbook multimedia experience yet. Fully equipped to handle the large amounts of memory that digital media consumes, the 1201N boasts a 250GB HDD and

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Dual Core N330 Processor
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM, 2 x SODIMM Slot, 4GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage; NVidia ION Platform
  • Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (32 Bit)
  • Bluetooth; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; 0.3MP Webcam;

Rating: (out of 46 reviews)

List Price: $ 499.99
Price: $ 479.00

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1201N-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Black Netbook – 5 Hours of Battery Life Reviews

Review by Senor Zoidbergo:

As of the date of this review, the ASUS-1201N is the best netbook on the market today. This is my first netbook purchase, and I wanted a machine with the following characteristics;

- at least 2 GB of RAM

- graphics processor capable of playing 1080P media

- decent battery life (willing to sacrifice battery life for performance, since I’m usually close to a wall socket)

- Windows 7 Premium (offers improved battery life over Windows 7 Starter)

- 11.6″ to 12.1″ size

- 1366 x 768 resolution

- At least a 100 GB hard drive (SSD still too pricey and swapping out drives voids warranty)

First, a little background information. Thanks to restrictions by Intel and Microsoft, the number of high performance netbooks is quite small. The vast majority of netbooks have just 1 GB of ram, and are too small in size (most are in the 9-10″ range). However, I settled on 4 possibilities, the ASUS EEE PC 1201N, Lenovo IdeaPad S12, HP Mini 311, and the Samsung N510. I immediately discounted the Samsung because of the high pricetag (0). The remaining three all lacked one feature of the 1201N; dual core processors. The Asus is the only netbook to currently feature 1.6GHz Dual Core Intel Atom 330s. In general, the order of netbook processors is as follows;

Dual Core Atom 330s (found mostly on nettops) >> Atom N450 > Atom N280 > Atom N270 > Atom Z520

Since the Mini 311, Lenovo, and Asus were all comparably priced, I decided to go with the newer and more powerful Asus. I should also note that the HP Mini 311 only has the Nvidia Ion LE chipset, which is not DirectX 10 compatible, although it can be hacked to full Ion compatibility. However, I suspect that mainstream users are not interested in hacking their netbooks. I had also considered waiting until CES 2010 finished to get a glimpse of future netbooks. But, based on what has been revealed so far at CES, most of the future offerings will be just 10″ netbooks with a single core N450, 1 GB RAM and a new Crystal HD Broadcom chip. At best, on parity with the 1201N, and probably marked into the 0 range when all optioned out. Ultimately, I decided that I wanted a netbook larger than 10″.

The Amazon price for the 1201N was 2, which is at the high end of the netbook market. Why should I get this 1201N, when I can easily get a comparably priced CULV (Intel’s Core 2 Ultra Low Voltage) light notebook with superior performance you ask? Well, the CULV performance is only superior with regard to the processor; GPU-wise, CULV equipped notebooks with Intel’s integrated graphics GMA3150/4500MHD solutions are actually worse than the Nvidia Ion equipped 1201N. A CULV notebook with higher performance GPU would run you in the 0-1000 range. Asus has a CULV with Intel 4500MHD for about 0, but the Intel integrated graphics leaves much to be desired. As far as I know, there is no sub-0 CULV with 9400M that weighs less than 4 lbs and is less than 13″ and is ultra-mobile. The 1201N fills that gap.

Nvidia Ion (GeForce 9400M) >> Intel GMA3150 (PineTrail) and 4500MHD > Intel GMA950 >> Intel GMA500

I also thought about waiting for Nvidia’s Ion2 platform to hit the market, but considering that it took Nvidia and the computer manufacturers close to one year to output a netbook to take advantage of the Ion, I decided to go ahead and make the purchase. The Ion gives you the capability to play *some* games; it definitely won’t play Crysis! You’ll most likely have to play at 800 x 600 resolution to get any sort of decent performance, but at least there’s a capability. You probably won’t be able to get past the loading screen on other netbooks. While Ion dings battery life, it in combination with the dual Atoms allows you to watch 1080P content while multi-tasking on the 1201N, previously unheard of in a netbook.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS of the 1201N: The size is perfect! I’m glad I didn’t get a 10″ netbook. It arrived pretty barebones; netbook, battery, charger, and a few software CDs. Initial impressions were very good; the glossy black cover actually seems pretty fingerprint resistant. Overall construction is very solid, be careful once you insert the battery pack, because it tips the center of mass very sharply. Make sure you have a tight grip- mine nearly slipped out of my hand. In addition, I thought the Velcro straps on the battery cords were a nice touch; they keep the wires tucked away more neatly than plastic zip ties. Some also complained of the hard drive being too noisy- I didn’t notice anything unusual, just the steady hum of the hard drive that was mildly audible only if I placed my ear right on top of the keyboard. Air flow seems fine- after several hours of usage, the keyboard was still the same temperature, and the bottom was warm, but not hot.

KEYBOARD/TOUCHPAD: I really like the keyboard, although it will take some getting used to the small size. Some online review sites thought it flexed a bit too much, but I didn’t notice any flexing. The chiclet style keyboard appears to be very solidly made. I do have one minor complaint, whilst typing, my greasy wrists tend to leave imprints all over the nice glossy plastic wrist-rest. I have never used a dimpled one-button touchpad before, but it seems to work well. I didn’t notice any differences between it and a regular touchpad, although I’ll probably get a USB mouse for convenience.

WINDOWS 7: Initial setup of Windows 7 took about 30-40 minutes; thereafter, boot time is about 30 seconds. There’s not much bloatware pre-installed; basically only MS Works, Trend Micro Anti-Virus, MS Office Starter, Acrobat Reader, and a media-player. Response to keyboard and mouse inputs seems fast, I didn’t notice any lagging. Minor quibble- how do I get the Windows Classic look in Windows 7?!

DISPLAY: As for the display, I like the glossy screen, it looks fantastic, and text is clear, sharp, and very legible. Before I purchased the netbook, I was bothered by the screen not being flush with the bezel in various promotional images. Now with the unit actually in hand, I don’t really notice any aesthetic issues. The whole seashell design is very nicely done.

OTHER OBSERVATIONS: Maximum battery time with a full charge is about 5-6.5 hours, but that’s with LCD brightness at 50%, battery saver, and very little user activity. The battery saver settings are easy to toggle, simply pressing Fn + spacebar cycles through the different choices. The hard drive is oddly partitioned into a c: drive with about 100 GB and a d: drive with about 125 GB. Note that Nvidia’s ION chipset takes 250 MB of the 2 GB of RAM for its own usage.

1080P MEDIA: Aha, here’s the juicy part! So I installed CoreAVC Professional, and disabled deblocking (which helped to offset some of the CPU load). I played a 1080P music video, and opened up Windows task manager. CPU utilization was at just 60%, and I was also able to open a MS Powerpoint file, an MS Word file, and play a 3D Chess game. The 1080P file played fine, with no hiccups. I was quite impressed by the multi-tasking in the 1201N. Battery life decreased a bit to roughly 4 hours, but I wasn’t continuously playing high definition media.

Also, I can’t stress how important it is to use CoreAVC Pro for decoding High Definition H.264 media; the 1201N can handle 1080P without CoreAVC (using ffdshow), but CPU utilization shoots up to ~ 90%. With CoreAVC and deblocking turned off, it goes down to 60%. CoreAVC really helps boost the 1201N’s multi-tasking abilities, it’s also not too expensive. I think Core AVC 2.0 is selling for about -.

Sorry ladies and gents, haven’t gotten around to testing games on it yet.

OTHER THOUGHTS: Reliability wise, all the netbooks are about the same, which is to say, not very reliable. Well, at least ASUS isn’t as bad as HP. I decided to do myself a favor and buy a Squaretrade Extended warranty for peace of mind.

CONCLUSION: In summary, should you get this 1201N? Well, it depends on your needs. But if having 8 hour+ battery performance isn’t terribly important, and you want a well performing netbook with decent battery life, superior multimedia capabilities, and some gaming performance, then I strongly recommend the 1201N.

I want to also add that purchasing from Amazon for 0 with no tax and free shipping makes this deal much hotter than buying from newegg, wherein tax tips the price over 0.

UPDATE (01/25/10): Engadget released their review today of the Dell Mini 10 with Broadcom Crystal HD hardware based accelerated netbook. All optioned out, with 1366×768 screen, the Dell Mini 10 comes to 5, which is actually quite close to the 1201N price-point. They noted that the Broadcom Crystal HD is ONLY capable of playing back 1080P WMV files media using Windows Media Player 11. For those of you who wish to use Quicktime, VLC, WMP Classic, or Flash 10.1 you’re out of luck. MKV (matroskas), MOV, BLU-RAY DISCS, are **NOT** supported by the Broadcom Crystal HD chip, go figure. I know several other netbook manufacturers were considering using the Broadcom Crystal chip as well. The Dell Mini 10 also does not have an HDMI out, and the size is 2″ smaller than the 1201N. Here, size makes a big difference.

So if you want any sort of 1080P playback utilizing a large range of input files while also maintaining multi-tasking at a sub-0 price with reasonable battery life, the 1201N is the best option!

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ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-VU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 8.5 Hour Battery Life

Go anywhere in style with the Eee PC 1005HA-V. Weighing less than 3lbs and with up to 8.5 hours of battery life, the 1005HA-V is the perfect on-the-go companion. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, a .3MP webcam and Digital Array Mic, you can stay connected with friends wherever you go. The 1005HA-V’s 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. And a brilliant 10.1 inch matte LCD display makes viewing documents and multimedia content more comfortable than ever. With its sleek curves and smooth lines, the Eee PC 1005HA-V offers superior style without

  • Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
  • Windows XP Home Operating System, Up to 8.5 Hours of Battery Life
  • 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024×600 LCD Display

Rating: (out of 203 reviews)

List Price: $ 349.99
Price: $ 297.72

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-VU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 8.5 Hour Battery Life Reviews

Review by Mikey:

First day with it but I love it. At first I was going to install my own XP so I didnt have to deal with all the extra’s Asus put in XP. But if I did that I would loose the original XP that came with it since they do not give you a full version XP CD but just a recover CD. So I just typed msconfig under START/RUN, went to startup, unchecked all the marks. Then uninstalled all the programs I did not want in the control panel. Wow does it haul now. Zero lag. Feels like I’m using my desktop and I havent even installed the 2GB’s of RAM yet. The fit and finish is A+. I LOVE the white as there is NO finger prints. Oh and the recover CD and/or the F9 key does work perfectly as I have tested it. It puts it back as if you just took it out of the box. So you really do not need the external CD drive. Battery life is great. I’ve been working on the netbook all night with full brightness on and its still at 3 hours left. AMAZING! The keyboard/mouse works great also. I see why this new ASUS model and the one above it is getting high marks. Theres none better.. I’ve had others.. this is it. I would also like to add and this is a HUGE plus over the glossy screen of the 1005HA-PU1X-BK model, this model has a MATTE screen.. which means no glare!! Others are buying the 1005HA-PU1X-BK but I just cant stand the glossy screen along with the glossy black finger print hungry finish. I will take the lesser option one because just the little things make a huge difference. What good is a laptop if you cant ever go outside in the light because the screen has so much glare. Stick with this one.. its FAST and still does what the other models do.

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ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001P-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

Embrace mobile computing in style with the new ASUS Eee PC 1001P-M. The 1001P-M packs the latest ATOM CPU from Intel, the N450, which consumes less power than its predecessors, allowing the 1001P-M to get up to a whopping 11 hours of battery life. But better processor and battery life aren’t all the 1001P-M delivers. The 1001P-M also has a newly designed textured casing and matte LCD display providing users with a fingerprint free PC experience (only available in the Black and White versions). The 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through

  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM); 0.3MP Webcam
  • 10.1-Inch Matte 1024X600 WSVGA LCD Display; 802.11 b/g
  • Windows 7 Starter Operating System; 6 Cell Battery for up to 11 Hours of Battery Life

Rating: (out of 4 reviews)

List Price: $ 299.99
Price: $ 294.99

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1001P-MU17-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – Up to 11 Hours of Battery Life Reviews

Review by Bobbity:

I’m very pleased with this netbook! I’ll break my review into different aspects of the device, to try to keep things relatively organized.

AMAZON PACKAGING

No issues here, perfect. I ordered mine overnight, so it came via FedEx. The box was easy to open, and there was sufficient packing material inside.

APPEARANCE

Very attractive case on this. The faux carbon fiber (it’s not REAL carbon fiber, wish it were) pattern is very slick looking. I will say that I’ve only had this one day, and there are a couple of scratches on the surface–nothing serious, and they’re only visible at certain angles, but it sort of sucks, and I’d recommend getting a case for this thing, such as the Case Logic PLS-9 Ultraportable Netbook Sleeve for 7-Inch to 10-Inch Netbooks (Black). Again, too bad it’s not real carbon fiber casing. :) Otherwise it would be virtually indestructible! The display is a matte backlit LED, with a native resolution of 1024×600. It’s crisp and bright, and mine had no dead pixels or any other issues. Very nice screen!

ERGONOMICS

As expected, this thing is small! Not overly small like the older 8″ netbooks, but small enough to stash away into a briefcase or attaché case for sure. It also doesn’t weigh much, which makes it highly portable. The keyboard is a 92% full size keyboard, and I’d say it’s perfect. I can type at nearly full speed without feeling cramped at all. The keyboard “gives” a bit under typing pressure (mostly in the upper left portion), which makes it feel a little cheap, but it’s nothing to be concerned about. All the keys themselves are pretty solid. The one thing I DO not like about this netbook is opening it. It’s very awkward to open the lid, because there’s just a very small lip to put your finger under and lift it up. There are no other decent spots to get a good grip to open the lid, unfortunately, and that’s one of the main reasons I only give this netbook four stars. The other thing that’s mildly annoying is it’s very back-heavy, due to the 6-cell battery, so the laptop tends to tilt backwards. Minor, but again, something that makes this a 4-star product rather than a perfect 5-star.

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE

This comes with Windows 7 Starter installed. Ignore any comments or product details that state it comes with WinXP – it doesn’t. Win7 Starter runs pretty well, just what you’d expect with a netbook: not super fast, but it’s not like you’re tapping your foot waiting for things to load, either. To be honest, I didn’t spend a lot of time in Windows before I reformatted and installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10. More on that below. The battery life in Win7 claims 9-11 hours, which is quite impressive. The wi-fi card works without a hitch, and all power-saving capabilities work quite well.

Now, onto some Ubuntu stuff…

This device isn’t quite Ubuntu-ready. Or maybe I should say, Ubuntu isn’t compliant with 1001P hardware just yet. With a fresh install of Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10, several things do not work: wi-fi, multi-touch, built-in microphone, and brightness controls. The brightness controls do work, but they are unpredictable. With some searching around, though, you can find helpful resources to guide you in the right direction to getting these things working. If anyone has specific questions on Ubuntu, post a comment and I’ll do my best to reply.

One important note: if you decide to format this and put some other operating system on it, do NOT wipe out the 10GB and 17MB partitions! The 10GB partition contains the Windows 7 clone source which you can boot on and use to revert the netbook back to using Windows 7 as its operating system. So no matter how bad things get, you can always boot up that partition and reinstall Windows. If you’ve installed Ubuntu, there might be some extra leg-work to get that recovery partition to properly do its job (you may have to re-create those two extra partitions and make them FAT32 or something). I’m still fuzzy on going back to Windows after having Ubuntu installed.

I may give an update later after using it more. Feel free to post comments on this review.

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ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-VU1X-WT 10.1-Inch White Netbook – 8.5 Hour Battery Life

Go anywhere in style with the Eee PC 1005HA-V. Weighing less than 3lbs and with up to 8.5 hours of battery life, the 1005HA-V is the perfect on-the-go companion. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, a .3MP webcam and Digital Array Mic, you can stay connected with friends wherever you go. The 1005HA-V’s 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. And a brilliant 10.1 inch matte LCD display makes viewing documents and multimedia content more comfortable than ever. With its sleek curves and smooth lines, the Eee PC 1005HA-V offers superior style without

  • Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
  • Windows XP Home Operating System, Up to 8.5 Hours of Battery Life
  • 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024×600 LCD Display

Rating: (out of 203 reviews)

List Price: $ 349.99
Price: Too low to display

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-VU1X-WT 10.1-Inch White Netbook – 8.5 Hour Battery Life Reviews

Review by Mikey:

First day with it but I love it. At first I was going to install my own XP so I didnt have to deal with all the extra’s Asus put in XP. But if I did that I would loose the original XP that came with it since they do not give you a full version XP CD but just a recover CD. So I just typed msconfig under START/RUN, went to startup, unchecked all the marks. Then uninstalled all the programs I did not want in the control panel. Wow does it haul now. Zero lag. Feels like I’m using my desktop and I havent even installed the 2GB’s of RAM yet. The fit and finish is A+. I LOVE the white as there is NO finger prints. Oh and the recover CD and/or the F9 key does work perfectly as I have tested it. It puts it back as if you just took it out of the box. So you really do not need the external CD drive. Battery life is great. I’ve been working on the netbook all night with full brightness on and its still at 3 hours left. AMAZING! The keyboard/mouse works great also. I see why this new ASUS model and the one above it is getting high marks. Theres none better.. I’ve had others.. this is it. I would also like to add and this is a HUGE plus over the glossy screen of the 1005HA-PU1X-BK model, this model has a MATTE screen.. which means no glare!! Others are buying the 1005HA-PU1X-BK but I just cant stand the glossy screen along with the glossy black finger print hungry finish. I will take the lesser option one because just the little things make a huge difference. What good is a laptop if you cant ever go outside in the light because the screen has so much glare. Stick with this one.. its FAST and still does what the other models do.

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ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – 9.5 Hour Battery Life

Netbook Eee PC 1000HE offers unique user experiences. Featuring up to 9.5 hours of battery life, built in high speed connectivity and exclusive 10GB free E storage with easy accessibility makes it the ideal traveling companion for outdoor activities. The large 10″ display provides comfortable viewing, and a 92% chiclet ergonomic keyboard makes for easier typing and relaxing usage. Built-in camera ensures users stay in touch with the important ones. User friendly XP pre-loaded. ZBD Guaranteed for best quality LCD. Content includes Eee PC, battery, AC Adapter, Sleeve Case, Manual and Recovery CD.Catapault to the forefront of technology with Eee

  • Intel Atom 280 Processor (1.66 GHz, FSB: 667MHz)
  • It includes 1 GB RAM
  • 160 GB Hard Drive, 10 GB Eee Storage
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home, 9.5 hours of battery life
  • 10.1-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, Large chiclet keyboard,

Rating: (out of 884 reviews)

List Price: $ 399.99
Price: $ 699.99

ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – 9.5 Hour Battery Life Reviews

Review by A. Walker:

Good Stuff:

- I type thirty or so pages a week between three different computers. The keyboard on this little guy works great for my purposes. I’m 6′3″, 280 lb. and yeah, I have big hands. – Minimal bloatware. Took just a couple minutes to remove the stuff I didn’t want.

- Attractive and practical design.

- It has a good display and decent sound… for a netbook.

[Edit] As far as sound goes, it depends on what you’re listening to. My Baroque Classical and Russian Chant sounds great, as does anything spoken word. My Swedish Death Metal (and anything similar) sounds tinny and weak.

- While it was no use to me, it came with some basic office programs already loaded. Just one of many things Asus did to try and make this netbook ready to use straight out of the box.

- At least so far… the battery life is pretty close to what’s advertised.

[Edit] I’m able to get just under eight hours of operation out of it, without turning the screen brightness all the way down or wireless/bluetooth options off.

[Edit] Swapping out the 1GB Memory stick for a 2 GB Memory stick was easy.

Bad Stuff:

- It attracts finger prints like bees to flowers. Get skins/decals/stickers for the outside cover if you’re really OCD.

- Doesn’t make coffee.

- Bulky. The wife has a 1002HA with a 2 cell battery and it is soo slim and strim looking compared to mine. Hers is a half pound lighter too. She still gets 4-5 hours of battery life out of hers even with the smaller battery.

Thoughts:

For the money, it’s one of the best netbooks out there. I looked at almost every netbook available and read over 500 reviews before deciding on this one. I bought the 1002HA (brushed aluminized) for my wife because she didn’t need the battery life and wanted something more professional looking.

[Edit] I spent the weekend passing it around to people I know and letting them type on it, and everyone (big or small) pretty much agreed that it was an easy keyboard to adjust to and comfortable. My father ordered the Blue 1000HE (from Amazon!) he liked it so much.

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ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-EU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 4 Hour Battery Life

Go anywhere in style with the Eee PC 1005HA-E. Weighing less than 2.5lbs, the 1005HA-E is the perfect on-the-go companion. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, a .3MP webcam and Digital Array Mic, you can stay connected with friends wherever you go. The 1005HA-E’s 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. And a brilliant 10.1 inch matte LCD display makes viewing documents and multimedia content more comfortable than ever. With its sleek curves and smooth lines, the Eee PC 1005HA-E offers superior style without sacrificing performance or mobility.

  • Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 160GB* SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM), *Hard drive capacity without operating system.
  • Windows XP Home Operating System
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024×600 LCD Display

Rating: (out of 12 reviews)

List Price: $ 299.99
Price: $ 270.99

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-EU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook – 4 Hour Battery Life Reviews

Review by Megumi Garvey:

All in all, the 10005ha is probably the best all around netbook you can buy. While the toshiba and the samsung have better keyboards, and the toshiba has a better mouse…the samsungs speakers are much improved…each oft hose has major flaws (toshibas battery sticks out of the case and their speaker is on the BOTTOM…Samsung used a glossy screen that reflects direct light and becomes unwatchable unless shaded! Plus its a 270 prcoessor not a 280, and no BT).

If you want the biggest and baddest power netbook out there, the asus is it.

Just not THIS one. There are various flavors, all called 1005HA. You really WANT the bigger one. You get BluteTooth, you get a 10.5 hour battery instead of this measly 3 cell 4 hour thing, and you also get a real camera (1.3mp, good enough for skype chatting at decent level…the 0.3 that this stripped down model comes with I wouldnt OWN! Thats designed output resolution size smaller than a PDA screen!!! Cellphones have better cameras!)

Yes, I strongly recommend the asus…they make a good machine. Anything with an N270 or 280 really isnt half bad. Unfortunately newer netbookz will all start getting the cheaper slower Z processors…thank you for that INTEL….so if you are planning to do MORE Than email or chat…wanna run some programs…or god forbid MULTITASK, the newer 12 inch netbooks will all be SLOWER! The few already available all have Z processors, and all the future ones are scheduled to. Its a chip thing. Plus the N’s like the 1005ha are ridiculously power efficient…hence the longer battery lyfe.

But a 1005 (or a 1008, less battery, but prettier with covered side ports…if that matters to you)

You cant go wrong with a toshiba either. I liked mine, the keyboard was great, so was the mousepad…samsung also…but you try all 3, and you realizee mostly identical after practice….but the asus has better performance in all the unfelt but measurables. longer battery, beter performance (slightly) bluetooth, Wireless N, its the one. At least for the moment.

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ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-VU1X-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – 8.5 Hour Battery Life

Go anywhere in style with the Eee PC 1005HA-V. Weighing less than 3lbs and with up to 8.5 hours of battery life, the 1005HA-V is the perfect on-the-go companion. With built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, a .3MP webcam and Digital Array Mic, you can stay connected with friends wherever you go. The 1005HA-V’s 92%-scaled ergonomic keyboard and Multi-Touch touchpad make it a breeze to type and navigate through content. And a brilliant 10.1 inch matte LCD display makes viewing documents and multimedia content more comfortable than ever. With its sleek curves and smooth lines, the Eee PC 1005HA-V offers superior style without

  • Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.6GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
  • Windows XP Home Operating System, Up to 8.5 Hours of Battery Life
  • 10.1-inch WSVGA 1024×600 LCD Display

Rating: (out of 203 reviews)

List Price: $ 349.99
Price: Too low to display

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-VU1X-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook – 8.5 Hour Battery Life Reviews

Review by Mikey:

First day with it but I love it. At first I was going to install my own XP so I didnt have to deal with all the extra’s Asus put in XP. But if I did that I would loose the original XP that came with it since they do not give you a full version XP CD but just a recover CD. So I just typed msconfig under START/RUN, went to startup, unchecked all the marks. Then uninstalled all the programs I did not want in the control panel. Wow does it haul now. Zero lag. Feels like I’m using my desktop and I havent even installed the 2GB’s of RAM yet. The fit and finish is A+. I LOVE the white as there is NO finger prints. Oh and the recover CD and/or the F9 key does work perfectly as I have tested it. It puts it back as if you just took it out of the box. So you really do not need the external CD drive. Battery life is great. I’ve been working on the netbook all night with full brightness on and its still at 3 hours left. AMAZING! The keyboard/mouse works great also. I see why this new ASUS model and the one above it is getting high marks. Theres none better.. I’ve had others.. this is it. I would also like to add and this is a HUGE plus over the glossy screen of the 1005HA-PU1X-BK model, this model has a MATTE screen.. which means no glare!! Others are buying the 1005HA-PU1X-BK but I just cant stand the glossy screen along with the glossy black finger print hungry finish. I will take the lesser option one because just the little things make a huge difference. What good is a laptop if you cant ever go outside in the light because the screen has so much glare. Stick with this one.. its FAST and still does what the other models do.

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