Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Interested in Notebooks/Netbooks?

Check out the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10-Inch Netbook (1.66 GHz Intel Atom N280 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, 10 GB Eee Storage, Bluetooth, XP Home, 9.5 Hour Battery Life). Asus (pronounced ah-SOOS) was a pioneer in the netbook market. Check out the original article (prior to upgraded battery life) where they "road tested" 5 notebooks (including HP & Dell) and this one came out on top!

- This is one wonderful, budget-friendly alternative to a Macbook!

Key Features
* Up to 9.5 hours battery life
* First netbook with the Intel Atom N280 processor (667MHz FSB)
* 10-inch screen & large chiclet keyboard for comfort
* 160GB hard disk drive plus 10 GB Eee online storage
* Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy wireless connectivity
* Multi-touch touchpad for ease of use

Technical Details
* XP-Preloaded with 160G large H.D.D. Intel Atom 280 Processor (1.66 GHz, FSB: 667MHz)
* ASUS Super Hybrid Engine and 6 cell high density battery pack allow for longer battery lifespan of up to 9.5 hours. Super Hybrid Engine offers a choice of performance and power consumption modes for easy adjustments according to various needs
* High Speed Connectivity Anywhere with Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz only). Eee Connect for an easy way to connect two or more users through a remote desktop feature for easy troubleshooting.
* Exclusive 10GB Eee Storage with easy accessibility anywhere online
* Free 1 YR Warranty (6 month for battery, 30 day ZBD Guaranteed) and sleeve
* Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.5 x 1.1 inches ; 3.2 pounds


· Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows XP

· Display: 10-inch LED-backlit widescreen LCD (1024x600)

· Intel CPU: Intel Atom N280

· Wireless Data Network: WLAN: 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth V2.0

· Memory: 1GB DDR-2 SODIMM (memory size is upgradable to 2GB)

· Hybrid Storage: 160GB HDD + 10GB Eee Online Storage **Eee Storage service is complimentary for the first 18 months. Please register account information for 6 months extension (depends on country)

· Camera: 1.3 megapixels

· Audio: Build-in stereo speakers, high-definition audio CODEC, Digital Array Microphones

· Storage Cards: 2-in-1 MMC and SD(SDHC) flash card slot

· Input/Output: 1 x VGA port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor), 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x audio jacks: headphone & mic-in

· Battery: Up to 9.5 hours*, 8700mAh *Operation lifetime subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configurations.

· Dimensions: 10.47 (W) x 7.53 (D) x 1.12-1.50 (H) inches

· Weight: 3.20 lbs

· Color: Black or Blue


·A brilliant 10-inch LED-backlit widescreen display makes reading documents and viewing multimedia files more comfortable. This latest generation of LED backlit technology allows for ultra-thin, ultra-bright and energy-efficient display allowing outstanding portability and versatility.

·1024 x 600 resolution allows you to view a single page without often needing to scroll left or right.

·The chiclet-style keyboard is 92% the size of generic notebooks—making it more comfortable to type for less fatigue during prolonged use.

·The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE is powered by the Intel Atom N280 processor.

·Built with the world’s smallest transistors, the Atom N280 processor uses only 2.5 watts of power –- less than 1/10 of the power consumption of ordinary desktop processors –- offering a long battery life.

·This small size processor also packs a big punch. The N280 featured in the Eee PC 1000HE has 667MHz front-side-bus providing higher performance than the older N270.

·It also has the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology which includes high performance-per-watt efficiency and increased system responsiveness in multi-tasking environments.

·Eee PC 1000HE is equipped with a 160 GB internal hard disk drive to give you a large amount of data capacity for convenience.

·It also comes with an exclusive 10 GB of file-encrypted Eee Online Storage that allows you to store, share and access documents and multimedia easily on the move.(complimentary for the first 18 months)

·Eee PC 1000HE comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n network connectivity for ultimate wireless accessibility and mobility. Also included is Bluetooth V2.0 for flexibility and convenience with your Bluetooth devices.

·Eee PC 1000HE features 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA port, 2 x Audio input/output ports, 1 x RJ-45 port, Kensington Lock port.

·A spring-loaded plug-and-play MMC/SDHC/memory stick/MS-Pro flash card slot is also provided to let you easily access your digital photos and videos and expand your system storage.

·Eee PC 1000HE also features a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam and Digital Array microphones with to allow you have clear video conversations with family and friends.

·Eee PC 1000HE comes with a user-friendly multi-touch touchpad to help you navigate and have an easy and fun experience.

·Its multi-touch interface allows you to scroll and zoom quickly with 2 fingers. It is intuitive to use and is child-friendly.

·The touchpad is in a wide format so you can access contents displayed on the 10-inch widescreen easily.

·The 1000HE Eee PC comes with a built-in quick recovery system that restores your system to its factory settings by just pressing F9 three times during start-up.

·With the quick F9 recovery process, you won't need any Windows CD or driver CD.

·It is recommended that you back up your data with Eee Online Storage prior to using the recovery system.

·The easy recovery system is only available with Windows systems.

·Eee PC 1000HE comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Home and Microsoft Works.

·Here are some reasons why Eee PCs are better with Windows:
Trusted: Windows Delivers a dependable experience that Microsoft and a worldwide community of partners stand behind.
Familiar: Windows is easy to use and be familiar with so you can be up and running right away.
Compatible: You can be confident that your devices and applications will work with Windows – more than any other platform.


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