ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Netbook – Review
April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019
Its size, the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Netbook is a powerful machine. It is equipped with a Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM (upgradeable to 2GB) and a decent 160GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive (plus 10GB free online storage). With 2GB installed, it runs Windows 7 beta with ease. It also has a built in 1.3 megapixel web cam (which works very well for a cheap laptop), a memory card slot, and a microphone. The model I reviewed has a 10.2-inch widescreen display and maintains the helpful multi-touch pad that allows zooming and srolling through documents and websites.
The 1000HE comes with Windows XP Home and some basic office programs. It booted Win XP in about 40 seconds. The netbook is powered by a six-cell, 8700mAh battery, which according to Asus can stay up to 9 1/2 hours even when not connected to any external power source (actually, you'll need to turn down brightness to achieve this battery life). The netbook is also equipped with a surprisingly good sounding audio (although it lacks a subwoofer). It has a responsive keyboard system (92% the size of a standard keyboard). I got used to the keyboard within a day, but the keys are relatively flat and the keyboard is too flex.
The netbook is Wi-Fi ready and comes with 802.11b / g / n network connectivity. The netbook weighs around 3.2 pounds, and it's not as thin as other netbooks like the S101 or the 1002HA. While being one of the heaviest netbooks around, the redesigned ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Netbook is a reasonable choice if you're looking for a low-cost portable computer.