Asus EEE PC 1000H


I am writing this from my latest gadget, an EEEPC. I have only had it for a couple of days and already love it. Why didn’t someone think of these ultra-handy devices sooner ?

Initial impressions are its a great unit. Love the battery life, am getting over 7 hours with it set to power saving. I havent felt the need to ramp up to higher performance yet as just been net surfing email, and updating so far.

The wireless N is V fast. I upgraded my home router at same time as I got this, using an Asus RT-N11. I have had this for a while, and was waiting till I got my next laptop before I planned to use it. I didn’t really plan on buying the EEE, but found out that this model (80GB) was no longer going to be sold in my market, and I wasn’t preparped to pay more for the 160GB model. So I bought the display unit from work.

I originally wanted the black model, but our black display unit was the victim of a failed theft attempt, andĀ  was scratched and had a broken screen. I actually prefer the white now, as it doesn’t show finger prints or scratches like the black one does.

Anyway, whenever you get a new puter make sure you set a restore point straight away, as if your like me it wont take long before you tweak a little too much and you will need it. I did lol

The keyboard on this is still a little cramped compared to a laptop at 92%(I think) but its perfectly functional and feeling better the more I use it.

As soon as I got it on the network and online, I mapped the optical drive on my desktop, so I could load any software I needed from discs. I also created a shared folder so I could grab anything I needed from desktop PC. This worked out well and saved me from buying an external DVD straight away, although I willl probably get one, down the track, for when I’m away from home network.

EEEPC 1000H
EEEPC 1000H

I have set instant keys(2 hotkeys) to adjust power setting and bring up firefox, but these can be used for whatever you need. The set up is V straight forward.

I have paired it with my Motorola Razor, so I can get online anyware, with out having to mess with one of those mobile broadband modem dongles, and there fore having to carry another bit a of gear with me.

The touchpad is large enough, unlike the Acer Aspire One, I considered, to be useful. It also supports gesture’s. The main one I have been using is to drag 2 fingers up or down to scroll on net pages and docs. V handy. It also has the pinch gesture, as used on Iphones, Itouchs and other apple products, which is cool.

I decided against the Acer Aspire one, because it only had 3 cell battery Vs 6 cell on Asus, and the one only had wireless *G*, not *N*. The difference in webcams wasn’t really an issue for me, but the EEE has a 1.3 MP Vs the one’s VGA.

Anyway, overall I am V happy with the EEE and think it will prove far handier than I initially thought it would.

I rate it 8.5 out of 10

Peace

Published by kewlhunter

I love gadgets and technology and will post about what I have and why I like it or dislike it

One thought on “Asus EEE PC 1000H

  1. Thanks for the review. I’m interested in one of these guys and have been scouring the internet for user impressions.

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