Summary: I have been using this netbook for 9 months now. Generally I find it very adequate for the sort of use a netbook is made for. Shame about the oh so shiny screen,which makes use in certain light conditions very trying. Also the Hot Key operation of the Volume Control lasted about two weeks before throwing in the towel, it's annoying to have to keep accessing the control in the Task Bar.The flaps covering the USB ports etc, seem rather flimsy,but haven't broken off yet !
Pros: Light weight. Clear screen. Nice Keyboard.
Cons: Highly reflective Screen, the case attracts those finger marks !
Asus EEE pc 1008ha Netbook with Windows 7 Home Premium
19 April 2010
Excerpt: Intuitively, it seems unwise to replace my robust laptop for a small netbook. I decided to downgrade to a netbook because of its portability. Well, I’m not a techie who’s well-versed pertaining to technology-oriented things.
Excerpt: The new Asus Eee PC Seashell is a beautiful netbook released by Asus. It’s part of the EEE line and this time, Asus has taken the time to prettify it. One look at the weave design by Karim Rashid and you will immediately be taken with it.
Conclusion: I’ve mentioned on our pages in the past that I’m not much of a netbook guy. It’s not that I don’t understand their appeal or uses, but rather the fact that I just can’t seem to “get used” to them. I don’t have big hands, but I still manage to fumble over the keyboard. Then there’s the limiting resolution (1024×600), but that’s self-explanatory.
Pros: Superb design and aesthetics., Near-full-sized keyboard., Speedy processor (for a netbook, ~1.70GHz during full load)., 6+ hours of battery-life., Crisp, bright LED-backlit display., 10GB online storage space is a nice touch., Online backup software is useful and works well., Minimal traces of “bloatware”.
Cons: Non-removable battery., Non-upgradable memory., Touchpad a little rough on finger tips after long use., Should include 2GB of RAM, given it’s non-user-upgradable.
Summary: I bought this handy little netbook, removed the Windows install and replaced with a Linux distro. It's now a perfect tool for taking notes and minutes at meetings and is great for on-the-move programming. Any time I have five minutes to spare, I pop it out and add a few lines to my program! The battery life is great for this and due to my Linux distro's compatibility with the wireless modem I've never had a trouble with the wireless networking.
Excerpt: I bought the asus Eee PC in 2008 and it was probably one of the best investments I have made, the reason is its durability. Ever since I have had it, it has been in the same condition, even if you think that since it's white then it means it will become yellowish or just get really dirty, It just didn't. I was also surprised by its keyboard that doesn't feel like the best quality, but it still lasts forever.
Summary: This is a brilliant finish described as 'HOT PINK'. Its a neat and convenient way of doing simple tasks like surfing. Its runs fine when used with the battery only. However, if I run it from the mains, the mains adapter and the underneath of the netbook get mega hot!!! There appears to be adequate ventilation and I can hear the fan operating. I have found that this overheating leads to a fault that prevents the netbook from being switched on until it has cooled down!!!