Asus EEE pc 1008ha Netbook with Windows 7 Home Premium
jhunie, REVIEW STREAM
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: This is a nice little netbook, which performs exactly as you would expect. The display is very glossy as is the outer casing, which shows every fingerprint and smear. All in all though it is an attractive package which looks very sleek. Like the covered ports as well it adds to the sleek looks. The one provided by this seller was exactly as described and delivered very quickly.
Summary: What can I say, the ASUS EEE PC 1008H is a fantastic little net book and it looks great too. I received mine in the post today. It feels really well made and (sorry to be girly here) it's really cute! The screen resolution is brill. Initial set up was fast and loading my software via USB was quick too. I ran a burn in tool and other than there being 79 faults on the CD/DVD drive (Ermm mainly I think because IT DOESNT HAVE ONE) it was faultless.
Amazing for the price, shame about the fingerprints.
James Monkman "heavystylus", Amazon
20 July 2010
Summary: I bought this to use as a small portable computer for use when I'm at work and away from home. I wanted a PC that would be powerful enough to run paint shop pro, office, gm8 and various emulators, and the 1008ha exceeded my expectations. The battery life is superb; the easy to change power modes mean that you can underclock the cpu when you are typing a document, then overclock it for games, or other processor intensive tasks, etc.
Summary: I bought this item and have had enough of it. Firstly, the memory has to be upgraded by Asus as it has a fully sealed case. Do not believe internet claims that user upgrade does not breach warranty - it does and Asus are not interested in helping, even if you offer to pay for it. So as it is thereby non-upgradeable Amazon as usual did a great offer of refund.