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.
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...
Pros: Aluminum trim adds style;large hard drive; comfortable keyboard; compact power brick
Cons: Plastic chassis still shines through; dim, somewhat dull screen; slight price premium; so-so battery life
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.