Excerpt: The Asus Eee PC 1000H netbook sports a ten-inch screen, a 1.6GHZ Intel Atom processor 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. It measures 267x190x38mm, weighs 1.45kg and has a battery life of around 3.5 hours.
Summary: Despite being yet another 10-inch Eee PC, the 1000HE somehow manages to be not just another 10-inch Eee PC. If you follow us. Sure, the specs on the inside are decidedly "meh", but when it looks so good and lasts so long, you'll wonder how you coped with a more measly netbook. Trust us, for £330, it's well worth the extra expense.
Summary: It's not cheap, the same price as a bargain laptop, but we love this Netbook. It's bulkier and heavier but the bigger screen and keyboard make it feel more like a normal laptop than a kid’s toy.
Summary: Even with the sometimes-wonky touch pad, the Asus Eee PC 1000HE is a great netbook. Indeed, the 1000HE exceeds its rivals in everything but the touch pad, aesthetics, and the keyboard (where the HP Mini 1000 still reigns supreme), but it’s certainly no slouch in those categories. Yes, this is the new netbook to beat.
Pros: Great battery life; comfortable keyboard. Speedy and roomy.
Cons: Glossy finish attracts fingerprints; the touch pad is occasionally wonky.
Conclusion: The ASUS EeePC 1000HE is the best netbook package that money can buy right now.
Pros: Effectively concealed six-cell battery. Excellent battery life. Uses the newest Intel Atom processor. Price is as competitive as that of the Acer Aspire One. New keyboard design. Gesture touchpad.
Cons: No real performance benefits over the N270 processor.
Conclusion: For now, as we said, the 1000HE's features add up to the nicest of the netbook lot. Indeed, we can come up with only a couple of complaints. One is that we like our netbooks under rather than over three pounds. Asus has acknowledged that by unveiling (though not yet shipping) a 10.1-inch model that packs the 3.2-pound 1000HE's specifications into a 2.4-pound, 1.0-inch-thin slimline dubbed the Eee PC 1008HA "Seashell.
Conclusion: The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE is a good netbook overall. Improvements to the keyboard, battery life, and design more than make up for a few minor flaws like the touchpad. However, you may notice that I added a third ‘Average’ denomination for our final points. Why? It seems to me that that’s just what the Eee PC 1000HE is. It’s not mediocre, and it delivers where you’d expect it to, but by and large it does little to change the Eee PC formula. Is it competitive in the market?
Pros: Classier design, Amended keyboard is big and pretty, 7.5-hr battery life
Cons: Touchpad lags with fast movement, No ExpressCard
Summary: It’s quite clear that the netbook market is here to stay and the manufacturers will constantly be improving on their products to better compete against one another. Trying to make a buck selling netbooks is arguably more difficult than doing the same with regular notebooks, because you have to be much more conscious of the selling price.
The Asus Eee PC 1000HE hits quite a few sweet spots. The 10.1-inch display is just the right size (but the resolution could be better).
Pros: LED backlit display, Great chiclet keyboard and trackpad, Lots of battery life, Excellent build quality
Cons: Screen resolution is too low, Multi-touch trackpad can be a little finicky, Minimal bundled accessories
Excerpt: The first time people laid eyes on the Asus Eee PC 1000HE , at CES 2009, it was clear that this was going to be the next netbook to beat. The 1000HE follows up the 10-inch 1000H , which was a major hit, as well as systems that branched off the 1000x tree, like the 1002HA . As hard as it is to tell the difference between these systems, the 1000HE managed to separate itself from the crowd and became not only one of Asus’s best netbooks, but one of the most competitive...