ASUS Eee PC Review (LAPTOP Mag.)

Asus Eee PC 1000 Last week, LAPTOP magazine published a review of the new 10-inch Intel Atom-powered ASUS Eee PC 1000H.

The Eee PC 1000H offers the option of a mechanical hard drive (80GB in this case). The Eee PC 1000H reviewed had only 1GB of memory (you can go up to 2GB), and was priced at $649.

As they point out, this is the largest netbook or sub-notebook to come out so far (it’s even slightly larger and heavier than the 10-inch version of the MSI Wind).

Of particular interest is the fact that the Eee PC 1000 series has a hardware switching system for switching between resolutions (800×600 up through a “compressed” 1024×768 mode – the normal resolution is 1024×600, but it can go higher by compressing the image). It also, like the MSI Wind, has
hardware switches for its “Super Hybrid Engine” which allows you to change the speed and power-saving mode of the device – from 1.2GHz up through 1.8GHz.

With the 6-cell battery, they were able to hit around four and a half hours of battery life, and overall they liked it, giving it 4 out of 5 stars (with the main drawback being price – $150 more than the MSI Wind).

Read: LAPTOP Magazine