Excerpt: Asus is one of the leading runners in this crazy race of netbooks, and also one of the first adopters of the Pinetrail platform released earlier this year. Today we have a model for which a detailed review hasn't been done globally, a brand new shiny little netbook called the EeePC -1005P.
Conclusion: For the price this is a stylish, well built product which will provide you with enough power for any netbook tasks. A good battery life doesn’t add too much weight and the keyboard is excellently spaced. There are a few minor gripes – it can generate a fair amount of heat from the side vent and the fan seems to work extra hard, which can produce a bit of noise – but in general the performance is excellent.
Summary: The Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA is slightly bulkier than its little brother, but what are a few millimetres when you get better battery life, for less money? Unless you've got a strange fetish for closed off ports on a laptop (it's OK, you can tell us), this is the best value Eee PC since the very first one two years ago.
Excerpt: Great battery life, included 3G antenna Comes with outdated Windows XP, there is a single mouse rocker button instead of 2 separate buttons. Asus 1005HAGB-BBY-BK01X is powered by an Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz with data bus speed of 533 MHz, it has L2 cache of 512 KB. The Netbook has 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM which is expandable to 2 GB. It has a 160 GB hard disk at 5400 rpm. The built in card reader can take SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard.
Summary: If you have an Asus Eee PC 1005HA or 1008HA and you’re looking for a reason to upgrade to the latest model, there’s only one here: The Asus Eee PC 1005PE gets spectacular battery life. Performance-wise, it functions like virtually every other netbook that’s been released since mid-2008.
That said, if you’re in the market for a new netbook, the Eee PC 1005PE is a strong contender.
Excerpt: If you consider Intel's design execution over the past 12 months or so, you'd have to admit it's nothing short of impressive. Not only did we see the launch of a new desktop chip with the Core i7, but Intel then ramped up clock speeds , introduced lower-cost mainstream variants of the platform, and then drove that technology down into the mobile market with the introduction of Clarksfield , otherwise known as Core i7 mobile.
Pros: Higher single core performance versus previous generation, Lower power consumption, Potentially lower cost model, Sleek, well-built Eee PC, 7hr demonstrated battery life
Cons: Lack-luster video playback, Problems with some flash video streams, Graphics still too low-end for even light duty 3D gaming
Conclusion: The Asus Eee PC 1005PE based on Intel's new Pine Trail range with an Intel Atom N450 processor, whereas the Intel GMA 3150 graphic and NM10 chip set is integrated in the processor, was majorly impressive in our test . The increased battery life and the lower power consumption are delighting plus points and the stated maximum battery life by the manufacturer could be exceeded by lengths with 13 hours and 15 minutes .
Pros: Elegant Design, Chiclet keyboard, Price, Good workmanship and stability, Intel Atom N450 processor, Long battery life, Low power consumption, Matt display, Good operating velocity, The elegant and still timeless design that is now also available in several colors, the new chiclet keyboard, the good workmanship, the good processing speed and the low price, despite the new Intel Pine Trail range with an Intel Atom N450 processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphic.
Cons: Display hinges look small and instable, Average viewing angle stability, Low brightness, Missing multi-format cardreader, No HDMI-out, Poor loudspeakers, An HDMI-out, better stereo loudspeakers i.e. from Altec Lansing, and a multi-format cardreader capable of reading more than SD (SDHC) and MMC.