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.
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?
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...
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 .
Excerpt: I’ve previously called the Asus 1000HE netbook one of the best values in the netbook market in terms of bang per buck but I had to try it out myself to see if it actually lives up to my expectations.
Conclusion: Priced at what used to be de facto netbook starting price of $400, it would be hard not to recommend the 1000HE against many comparably priced netbooks, considering the raw practicality of having a machine that will run this long.
Pros: Extremely long battery life; quality screen; large hard drive; clean Windows install; compact power brick; affordable
Summary: If you’re looking for a netbook that weighs less than 3 pounds and fits into a coat pocket, the Eee PC 1000HE isn’t it. But it you’re looking for a reasonably light and fast machine that can run for 7 hours without stopping to recharge, the Eee PC 1000HE certainly fits the bill.
Excerpt: The Asus Eee PC 1000he is a 10-inch screen mini laptop, or so called netbook, that sports an amazing potential for up to 9-hours of battery life. While earlier version netbooks released in 2008 featured smaller 8-inch screens, weak battery life and poor build the Asus 1000he really ups the bar and...
Excerpt: Asus basically invented the netbook, so it didn’t surprise us when the company’s latest Eee PC opened a can of whoop-ass on its competitors. From the outside, the 1000HE doesn’t look much different from other models in the diminutive Eee line.
Pros: The first netbook to feature the new Atom N280 chip. MMC and SD media reader slots. Attractive, pearly finish. Decent 1.3-megapixel webcam.
Cons: At 3.1 pounds, it’s one of the heaviest puppies in the netbook litter. Lame keyboard.