Asus Eee PC 1000 Netbook
ASUS Eee PC 1000 netbook—the original compact netbook perfect for the flashpacker
Less than two years ago, there was no such thing as a netbook. Today, these little compact computers have burst onto the scene—continuing to get faster, more powerful and easier to use, all while staying small, lightweight and highly portable.
ASUS was actually the first company to release it’s version of the netbook—a small, lightweight, compact and low-cost laptop computer. The name “Eee” comes from it’s advertising slogan, which states: “Easy to learn, Easy to Work and Easy to play” and the The newest version of theASUS Eee netbook holds up to its slogan—integrating a more powerful processor, a bigger screen and a bigger keyboard.
The new Asus Eee has an Intel Celeron processor and a linux based operating system, though newer models of this netbook also run Windows XP. While this mini computer has less memory and less processing power than standard laptops, what it lacks in performance it makes up for in convenience and portability.
The ASUS Eee has a 10 inch screen and weighs just over 2 pounds. It features a larger screen than before (now 10 inches rather than 7) and larger keyboard, easier to use keyboard. The Asus Eee 1000 also boasts a 1.6Ghz Intel-Atom operating system. The original Eee PC required some compromises in overall utility in order to meet its price point, but newer models have brought more functionality in exchange for somewhat higher prices. With a 10″ screen that’s full “web width” resolution, an Intel Atom processor, and a rated battery life of nearly eight hours, the newer models may cost more, but are usually worth the difference in price. The newer, bigger screened models also weigh slightly more (2.43 pounds versus 2), but the larger keyboard makes actually using this thing a whole lost easier.
The quick & dirty:
Where you can get one:
Asus Eee 1000 Netbook $349.00
Why it Rocks
- Intel Atom processor
- 10 inch display screen
- Linux or Windows XP Home operating system
- MMC cardreader
- 40GB solid state storage or 160GB hard drive
- HD Audio/Stereo Speakers
- 1.3 megapixel web cam
- 3.2-5 hour battery life
- 2.93 pounds
- 20 GB online storage
- Keyboard 92% sized of standard keyboard
Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10
While the newest version of the ASUS Eee netbook costs more than the original, this mini computer also has a wider screen, bigger keyboard and better processing system. While it’s also not quite as small as its predecessor, it also makes typing and browsing a whole lot easier. The battery life on the newest model of the Eee is also a whole lot better—an absolute essential when it comes to a device that was designed to be used on the go. The newest Asus has gotten great reviews on long lasting battery life and its faster processor and more memory means the computer will run faster. Do be aware, however, that will this netbook added feature, it did so at the sacrifice of some affordability and additional size and weight. There is an entire cult of Eee fans (since the debut of the original netbook in 2007) and this is true for good reason. Overall, the Eee is a great, affordable, compact little computer perfect for someone on the road a lot.
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