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. Design This one is a glossy little baby, piano black gloss everywhere you look, even the interior wristrest et al Fingerprints will set up camp and never leave.
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.
Summary: In the Eee PC 1005PE-P, ASUS has improved upon its best netbook in multiple ways. For roughly the same price as the earlier version, you're getting a larger hard drive, a sturdier keyboard, over 100 minutes of additional runtime, and more robust software. While Intel's new Atom N450 processor doesn't really improve performance, the extra endurance it provides will certainly be welcome among netbook users.
Conclusion: Take the Eee PC 1005HA-P for a test drive and it's easy to understand why ASUS is still at the top of the market. The low price for a feature-rich (if one can say that about a netbook) machine, fantastic keyboard, fast performance, good driver support and on-board utilities make the 10005HA-P a top pick. The netbook is attractive and the 10.5 hour battery means you really can go all day away from AC.
Pros: Great price, faster CPU and wireless., Great features for the price, attractive, solid external build, fast and power-frugal Intel Atom N280 and WiFi 802.11n.
Cons: Difficult to upgrade hard drive., It's nasty business upgrading the hard drive. WiFi 802.11n is 2.4GHz-only, not great if you're running a dual band WiFi router.
Summary: An attractive design, comfortable keyboard with appropriately placed keys, and almost nine hours of runtime make the ASUS' Eee PC 1005HA the most well rounded Eee PC to date. And at $389, it's also one of the most affordable netbooks with its feature set. Those lusting after a thinner netbook will be better suited by the Eee PC 1008HA, but will have to pay $40 more and expect three hours' less battery life.
Excerpt: When Asus created the Eee PC 1005HA , they made a laptop that absolutely would not stop. The manufacturer claims the 1005HA has an 8.5-hour battery life. Normally such claims fall short of reality, even during our relatively light-use battery life test, which simulates scrolling up and down a web page. The 1005HA managed eight hours and 50 minutes with wi-fi on and the screen at medium brightness, which is frankly astonishing.