Asus' Eee PC 1000 40G netbook
Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 22:55

Tech Report evaluate this unit for us:

Just one year ago, there was no such thing as a netbook. The word simply didn't exist. Today, however, everyone and their contract manufacturer seems to have at least one of a new breed of diminutive portables available for sale or looming just over the horizon. This explosion of interest in what was formerly the budget subnotebook space all started with Asus' Eee PC—an unlikely hero saddled with a low-resolution 7" screen, a cramped keyboard comfortable only for munchkin fingers, limited storage capacity, an underclocked Celeron processor, and average battery life.

My, how things have changed/

Read the full review at Tech Report:

While the Eee PC 1000's glossy coat transcends the low-rent aesthetics of the original, Asus' latest netbook has put on a little weight. Tipping the scales at just under 3lbs (1.33kg), the 1000 is nearly a full pound heavier than the original. A pound isn't much in the grand scheme of things—or at least it shouldn't be, unless you have a particularly spindly constitution—but with the extra weight also comes a larger form factor. The Eee PC 1000 measures 10.5 x 7.5 x 1.5" (266 x 191 x 38mm), with its thickest point made up by a battery bulge that's only a couple of inches deep. The rest of the system is closer to 1.2 inches thick.

Under the hood, the 1000 is equipped with the netbook processor du jour, Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz. We reviewed the Atom earlier this month, finding it to be a little slower than VIA's Nano processor (which has yet to appear in a netbook), but still quick enough for basic tasks, with great power efficiency to boot.


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