Conclusion: Asus has almost certainly hit the mark in its effort to offer a notebook that delivers more mature, refined styling in a package that’s still competitive with more basic netbooks . Though the 1002HA does command a price slightly higher than your run-of-the-mill netbook, Asus justifies it with better...
Conclusion: Among all other currently available netbook models, their remakes and new releases Asus has a big advantage. Everybody looking for a mini notebook knows the Eee PC. Each new generation of Eee PCs is more mature and so, it is not that easy for competitors to keep up with.
Pros: Very solid workmanship, Robust and stable aluminum case with noble design, Silent system noise, VGA out for external screen, WLAN, LAN, bluetooth, Notebook bag included, Display brightness (with eeectl), Non-glare display, Good temperatures even under load, The aluminum case is not only very robu...
Cons: No optical drive, Surface around the screen is sensible to fingerprints, No UMTS, Moderate display brightness without eeectl tool, An optical drive would indeed have been great - but you cannot have everything.
Excerpt: Asus has been cranking out Eee PCs like a sexed-up hare squeezes out baby bunnies. It’s been a bewildering clutch of netbooks: We’ve seen the 900, 901, 1000, 1000HA and 1000BK003 so far. But the latest one we tested, the 1002HA, actually seems like it might be the pick of the litter.
Pros: Brave design makes the Eee look less like a toy. MultiTouch-type technology added to the trackpad for easier scrolling. Asus bumps the screen up to 10 inches, giving you a bit more room.
Cons: Screen is still tiny, while the laptop itself is tubbier than the original Eee. Rocker mouse button is uncomfortable and not as responsive as it could be.
Summary: The Asus Eee PC 1002HA is smaller, lighter, and (with a list price of about $499) a little more expensive than the Asus Eee PC 1000H. It has a nicer looking exterior and ports that are spread out across the unit, with the VGA, power, and Ethernet ports on the back of the laptop.
Conclusion: Its metallic finish makes the ASUS EeePC 1002HA the most attractive netbook to date, and its performance doesn't disappoint. However, this netbook could use some help in the features department.
Pros: Gunmetal is a welcome look in a netbook. Overclocking software is included. The 92 percent keyboard is on a par with the Wind's. Achieved excellent battery life on a two-cell lithium polymer. Bright 10-inch widescreen. Under $500.
Cons: Lacks a six-cell battery. Could use more features.
Summary: Those looking for a netbook with a 10-inch screen and a spacious keyboard will find nearly everything they are looking for in the Eee PC 1002HA. ASUS's replacement to its popular Eee PC 1000H is more attractive and an equally capable performer.