Asus - Eee PC Netbook with Intel® Atom™ Processor - Black
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- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Color CategoryBlack
- Processor BrandIntel®
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR2 SDRAM
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
- Built-in WebcamYes
- Wireless NetworkingWireless-B+G+N
- AudioIntel® High Definition
- SpeakersBuilt-in stereo
- Laptop WeightUltraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
- Pointing DeviceTouchpad
- ENERGY STAR QualifiedNo
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews(51 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Another solid Asus productPosted .
I purchased this netbook about 2 weeks ago. Some reviewers are complaining about the N270 Processor as compared to the N280, seriously the N270 is 1.6ghz and the N280 is 1.66ghz. I've used both and you can't tell the difference in performance. The netbook has a 6-cell Li-Ion battery and is rated at 7 hours of use on a charge. I have not had any problems with battery life. The wireless N is fantastic, but only operates on 2.4ghz. The multi-touch pad is interesting, you can do the pinch sort of thing to zoom in and out or use two fingers to scroll, however the drivers are not as solid as I would like to see them. Now the fun stuff.... I am currently typing this review on the netbook and I am running Windows 7 RC1 Ultimate. Aero is on, and this netbook receives a 2.1 for a performance rating in W7. Windows 7 installed all the drivers automatically with exception to the "Hybrid" power management, but one quick search on google will find the drivers to maximize your battery life. With W7 running aero and wi-fi on at all times, I average 6 to 6.5 hours of life. I absolutely recommend this netbook to anyone who is looking for a economical pc that can do almost anything a $1000 laptop can do.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not really a 1000HE (best buy version of the HE)Posted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I was going to purchase an Asus EEE 1000HE from Best Buy, but after opening the box and looking at the machine and the specs on the side, I realized that this is NOT the 1000HE that is sold by nearly everyone else. The sticker on the front says "7.5 hours of battery life" the new 1000HE is suppose to have 9.5 hour battery. This model has no bluetooth unlike the other 1000HE. This 1000HE has the older N270 Atom processor, not the newer N280. There is no sleave in the box (which comes with the other HE I purchased elseware.) There was a sticker that indicated 10gb of EEE Storage which other reviewers of the eee 1000 hd had said was not available on that model. All in all, a good buy at the price, but I wanted blue tooth to sync my PDA phone and use wireless headphones and the longer battery to use it all day. (my initial charge last 8 hours!)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely Love ItPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I was first looking at the HP Netbooks. I have a HP laptop that I have great success with and thought a HP Netbook would be a nice compliment when traveling. I first saw the 1000HEB at Best Buy. A knowledgeable salesman pointed out it's attributes and I was impressed. After a lot of research I found that the 1000HEB at Best Buy was not an actual 1000HE. This was disappointing since I was leaving on vacation in a couple of days. For 30 more dollars plus the wait time I could get a few nice but not necessary extras in a real 1000HE. The 1000HEB is different from the 10000HE in several ways: 1) HEB 7 hour battery life HE 9.5 hour battery life 2) HEB 533 MHz front side bus HE 667MHz front side bus 3) HEB ATOM N270 1.6GHz processor HE ATOM N280 1.66 GHz processor 4) HEB no Bluetooth HE Bluetooth 5) HE comes with a couple of pieces of software that the HEB does not like Star Office and DVD Player Software. 6) HEB 349.99 HE 379.00 - 399.99 7) HEB no case HE Neoprene case With all of that said which one did I choose? I went with the 1000HEB. The HE had to be ordered online and I was leaving for vacation in two days from the day I finally decided to buy a Netbook. The HE specs were great with the extra long battery being the feature that really kept me thinking. I guess I am somewhat impatient and wait till the last minute to make my mind up. This would be my first Netbook and I really wanted to put my hands on one and buy it from somewhere I could return it if I really didn't like it. So what do I think? It has exceeded my expectations. With the HEB's battery I am getting 6+ hours depending on power settings. btw be sure you turn off the camera if you are not using it and keep your screen as low as you can for better battery life. I did upgrade the ram to 2GB. The system runs quite well and the graphics are great. I have no problem streaming Netflix or HULU video or displaying pictures (one of my primary reasons for getting it). I am completely satisfied with the machine. I do think, however, seeing how much the 1000HEB is really a cross between a 1000HE and 1000HA the price should have been a little lower than 349.99. All in all I am very happy with the 1000HEB. If I had time to order online and wait to receive it I would probably spring for the 1000HE just to have the extras, but I am quite satisfied with the 1000HEB and knew what I was getting when I bought it.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
LOVE IT So Far EXCEPT.....Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I was a bit hesitant to buy this netbook because I've never heard of the brand. I was quite happy with my HP laptop, but it was a bit bulky to take with me on photography shots. (I also have a 5 YO Toshiba that would have been WAY too heavy to even think about carrying up and down mountains and hills, etc. and I didn't want that one damaged or stolen for sentimental reasons -hence the smaller, lighter HP laptop. But I digress.) This netbook, actually the whole netbook concept, was introduced to me in a photography forum. It came with great reccomendations for photographers who want to take something out into the field that you can use to stay in contact with the outside world, plus have a machine to download pix immediately to look at. I saw this make and model repeated a lot, so I got it. I like the fact that it has XP, even though Vista and I have come to an "understanding" of sorts. I was able to download Nikon Transfer and ViewNX, and still had room left on the hard drive. I went ahead and upgraded to 2gb, which made things run a bit faster. The keys are just the right size for my fingers - I have small hands and fingers, but the keys are a good size. I could see people with bigger hands being able to use this. Thee keys and typing feel are very comfortable. I also didn't have any trouble reading things on the screen while wearing my glasses, or when I took my glasses off and switched to my contacts. (I am extremely nearsighted!) The one thing that really chaffes me is the wireless connection at home. The only time I've been able to get very good or excellent reception is if I'm sitting RIGHT NEXT to the wireless router. I even upgraded and got a new router, thinking that the problem was with my 5YO Linksys router. NOPE. I can be in bed down the hall from the router, and the signal BITES. If I have to sit right next to the router to get a halfway decent signal, I may as well used the desktop or my HP laptop. I also hear what people were talking about re: the fan. It does get a bit anoying... All in all, this is an OK little machine. I'll have to see how it performs out in the field on a shoot, but so far I have high hopes for it.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A good decisionPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
My original intent was to purchase a portable DVD player. I started looking around online and stumbled upon this baby. I remembered seeing one at target on display a while back and wanting it. When I saw that it was only $150 more than the player I wanted, a light went on in my head. After reading all the reviews, I started weighing the pros and cons. Target does carry the model with bluetooth, a battery that may last an hour or two longer and a newer processor (which mar or may not be slightly faster) for the same price (for now). But here is the reason why I bought at BB; First, they actually carry them in stock, no waiting or shipping fees. Second, I wanted the BB warranty. If anything goes wrong, I can just bring it in. You can't exactly take a computer in to Target to get fixed. I can always get a usb bluetooth and the difference in battery life is not really a big deal when this thing already gets 7 if used sparingly and properly. Now as far as choosing this model over the smaller one or its competitors, it was apparent when I actually saw them side by side. The internet cannot compare with that. The 10" size was perfect. I could imagine my fingers and eyes getting cramped easily on the 8.9" model. The HP was nice as well but it was the 160GB HDD on the ASUS that really sold it. Also, the glossy screen on the HP is annoying if you are in direct light. Performance wise, it seems to handle everything I've thrown at it so far. I added open office suite, ACDsee, and a few other major programs on it. The wireless seems to work just fine. I had a few video streaming problems, but that was fixed when I upgraded the bios (which was made easy by ASUS' program). I'm going to get the 2GB mem upgrade soon, but it's running just fine with 1. The screen res is excellent when playing movies. The keyboard is not too small. It is quite intuitive in it's use of function keys and quick launch buttons. The mouse pad is great as well with it's use of gestures. The 1.3 MP webcam works well in natural light. It's a little dark if using only a desk lamp. The dual mic feature is great and makes for a clear skype call. Overall, this netbook does exactly what it's made to do quite well, and is (I think) the best in it's class. I believe some of the bad reviews come from customers who got a lemon. Let's face it, that's just a risk you take with any electronic device and is why we have manufacturer warranties.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Netbook on the marketPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I am a IT guy and I have seen a few netbooks pass through my hands, which is why I wanted one. I wanted the MSI but when I saw the Asus I thought it was best to pay $40 more. I feel Asus makes great products and put lots of QA into their computers and motherbords etc... This thing has everything except a optical drive but it is easily solved by getting a external one, which I already had so no big deal. Wifi was slow but after calling Asus 24/7 tech support they suggested I do a BIOS update and that seemed to solve the issue. No extra software to bog it down, just delete Norton and install your own AntiVirus. Only downside is that I hoped this one had the Bluetooth and N280 Atom CPU with longer (9hrs) battery life. But the Asus tech says BestBuy has enough clout to have Asus dumb it down to be more affordable. I think I would have paid more but oh well. Great Video, Great Audio, already added the 2GB memory and it is way better. Only downside is one memory slot and you have to remove the 1GB for the 2GB stick. Touchpad is sensitive, the way I like it, for a soft touch but the mouse button require a little more pressure. Battery lasted almost all day at work without a charge but I did disable the wifi, when I didnt need it. Also turned off the display when playing music to save even more. If this will be at home or even the office you can connect a larger LCD if the screen is too small. But it is nice to be able to sit on the couch and browse the internet while watching TV, very light and wont crowd you. MIC and Web Cam work well and Skype is a plus when using this. Oh and also, I hate Vista. So this is awesome to be able to get a PC/Laptop that still comes with XP. Even better is that if you want Vista, the BIOS flash I did allows you to run Vista, but why? Asus includes their BIOS flash software, just download the newest BIOS to a file and open it with the Asus Update software, will fix WiFi slowness issue and Vista compatability. Still have not figured out what the extra 10GB of Eee Storage is? But I think it is a online storage from Asus, maybe have to pay at some point but have not even opened the manual yet. Keyboard is much better than the MSI or Acer I actually wanted, I think it is better spaced out then the others, like a normal keyboard, Highly reccommend this unit.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Asus Eee 1000HEBPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
Over all is a good (reasonable priced netbook). I have upgraded mine to 2gigs of mem which has definently made an impact in the performance. (Not that anything was wrong with the 1gig it came with. it is worth it. (FYI upgradig the memory unless your tech knowledge is high will need to be done buy a profesional there is no easy access pannel). 160 gig Hard drive. Deffinently a plus. it is not SSD but your not paying for it either. But plenty of room and not having to carrying around a bunch of SD cards or external Hd to store apps and data is nice. After I purchased it I removed the wonderfull computer lagging software that Norton provides and put on my own. I have also installed photoshop cs3 along with Dream weaver up to this point I have had no problems doing small editing projects. However it is not my main computer for this. Also have installed Office 2007 and removed works. Overall performance is good just have to remember it is a single core processor for thoes that are use to dual and quads. The built in web camera is decent Asus does not provide any utilities that will help control zomming and or lighting. How ever I have tested it on skype and with msm and it has worked flawlessly. I did it both pluged in and on battery use with no substatial problems. I talked to my brother on the web cam from TX to NY the camera is actually pretty decent and was surprised by the clarity. Mic worked great as well. Speakers are a bit on the poor quality side but my expectations for them where not that high. (For the price it was expected). They do the job just fine. Touchpad works great no issues. Scrolling, sliding, clicking no issues works as expected. Wirless access no problems. Connects right up to my Netgear wireless router. Went to my neighbors house about 30 yards away no problem was still able to surf the web. Please note this is not the HE version it is an HEB. No other retailer but Best Buy sells the HEB version. If you want the HE do not buy this one it is not what you are looking for. How ever unless you want Blue tooth. Over all performance from the N270 vs the N280 is not very noticable unless your doing benchmarking.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
webcam needs improvementPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I bought this computer mostly for the webcam, because i was going on vacation & wanted something small so that I could talk back & forth with my kids. I got it home & got it set up; everything was awesome. I love the touchpad with the two finger scrolling, just like my hubbys mac. It was pretty quick using the internet, too. Then I tried the webcam with my husbands mac, using google mail. It was VERY jumpy on the recieving end. So much that it just wasn't going to work for me. Overall, I liked the computer very much so I decided to just return it & get the same one. I was bummed out when the webcam on the new one did the same thing, except worse! This time it was jumpy AND the sound was so crackly on the recieving end that you couldn't hear anything else but crackles. So, I took it back & bought an MSI Wind. I really like the Wind, especially because it's battery wasn't as bulky as the Eee. The webcam works very well on the Wind. However, there was no scrolling function on the touchpad at all, which really bugged me. So I took that one back as well. After tons of searching on the web for the perfect netbook, I decided to order another Asus Eee. This time I bought the 1002ha model. I LOVE IT!!! It has everything i want, plus the outside cover is made out of brushed chrome so that fingerprints aren't as noticeable. Overall, I would recommend this computer to someone who doesn't want to use the webcam!