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post #16 of 31
I want the Samsung NC-10
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
I'm interested in hearing a review from you.

Let me take it on a few trips and I'll post a review. I am flying to New Hampshire this weekend and to Shanghai China in a month or two. This netbook will have plenty of miles under its belt in a short period of time.

My initial impressions are rather positive, although I will say that the 3.2lb weight of the Asus 1000HE is a bit more hefty than some other netbooks, which are generally under 3.0 lbs.

My biggest issue so far was getting the netbook to recognize the 2 GB memory chip that I installed. It was an easy swap but the netbook would only recognize 1 GB until I went into the BIOS and got it to recognize the full 2 GB. Took me a full hour to get that one fixed.

I've yet to get the bulk of my software installed on the Asus so I'll reserve judgment on performance until later. So far I've got the typical anti-spyware/anti-virus programs installed, which should be considered a bare minimum for any PC.

I've also got Media Monkey installed as my music player. I've noticed some pausing while playing mp3 files but this may have something to do with the power saver settings. Still, for a program that actively uses the HDD (playing music) I don't see why it would power down the HDD (which may or may not be causing the pausing).

It comes with a DVD program but as the 1000HE does not come with a DVD drive, I need to transfer over some of my ISOs so I can play movies while on the road.

The 1000HE does not come with MS Office. It features a stripped down (open source?) program which apparently permits editing MS Word documents. Gotta do more on this front before providing an opinion, but it's nice to see Asus including MS Word functionality "out of the box". It also provides a thick client mail program (not Outlook) that permits downloading of webmail (e.g. Hotmail.com) onto your local HDD.

I've installed Firefox in lieu of IE, so far it seems to be working well.

I was surprised to see the stock 160 GB HDD partitioned into two 80 GB NTFS partitions. Personally I would have left it all on one partition, but it's not a big deal.

No games installed yet; as noted above it doesn't come with a DVD drive so installation of games is going to be tricky. I don't think I'll be pulling any games down via Steam (e.g. HL2) onto this netbook, that would probably overwhelm its capabilities.

More later as I put some mileage on this thing!
post #18 of 31
Thanks, this is good to know. I looked at a few this morning in Best Buy but I'm still on the fence. I looked forward to hearing more about your machine after you've traveled a bit with it. Again, thanks.
post #19 of 31
travelled with mine and it was just perfect. 5+ hours of video playback on a fully charged battery (with a chubby 6 cell) 6+ hours of office stuff, a bit less of internet surfing (guess wifi makes a difference)
post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by Ace Rimmer
anti-spyware/anti-virus programs installed, which should be considered a bare minimum for any PC.
Not really...
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Originally Posted by Ace Rimmer
The 1000HE does not come with MS Office. It features a stripped down (open source?) program which apparently permits editing MS Word documents.
Sun's StarOffice is not open source, it's proprietary. It's not stripped down either, it's just different. And I think the email client is Windows Live Mail.
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Originally Posted by Flambeur
movies run more than fine on mine.
It depends on how it's been encoded.
post #21 of 31
Does anyone have an Atom Laptop that can last through class and notetaking while surfing, all day (6-8 hours of class) with no charging?
post #22 of 31
I think I've managed to squeak out a little over 6 hours on my NC10. Had to have the brightness all the way down and in XP, not ubuntu.
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by ArMiXiA View Post
Does anyone have an Atom Laptop that can last through class and notetaking while surfing, all day (6-8 hours of class) with no charging?

I've hit it on my Asus.

Just make sure you get a model with a 6-cell battery, and you'll be ok.
post #24 of 31
have the old 10 inch asus eee pc 1000h
difference for the new one the 1000e includes:

better battery life 6 cell bout 5 hrs life i get bout 3.5 with older style battery, which is enough for me
keyboard is similar to the new macbook pros chicklet style, most don't seem to like it as much, but it has better positioning of the right shift button which is a problem with the old one. older one has more traditional keys which apparently are better for touch typing.
slightly faster processor as previously mentioned 1.66 vs 1.6 ghz i believe
and the finish is shiny on the inside, just like the outside on the newer model, which i don't like (older is shiny on outside, but matte on inside).
otherwise, pretty much the same.

at current price, under $400 for the latest 1000e, i think its a great deal

some feel its a bit heavy as well, but that stems from the battery, which is one of its greatest assets.

hope this helps,

ard
post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by arduous1 View Post
have the old 10 inch asus eee pc 1000h
difference for the new one the 1000e includes:

better battery life 6 cell bout 5 hrs life i get bout 3.5 with older style battery, which is enough for me
keyboard is similar to the new macbook pros chicklet style, most don't seem to like it as much, but it has better positioning of the right shift button which is a problem with the old one. older one has more traditional keys which apparently are better for touch typing.
slightly faster processor as previously mentioned 1.66 vs 1.6 ghz i believe
and the finish is shiny on the inside, just like the outside on the newer model, which i don't like (older is shiny on outside, but matte on inside).
otherwise, pretty much the same.

at current price, under $400 for the latest 1000e, i think its a great deal

some feel its a bit heavy as well, but that stems from the battery, which is one of its greatest assets.

hope this helps,

ard
Good review. Do your webpages load quickly? Do you use a pc card?
post #26 of 31
I don't have time for a review right now... But I've got an Acer One (the XP version with a gig of ram) Its size is absolutely perfect for the cafe and light traveling. I keep a full sized laptop, but for the price of the One.. I couldn't pass it up.. Great purchase IMO
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by xpress View Post
I don't have time for a review right now...
But I've got an Acer One (the XP version with a gig of ram)

Its size is absolutely perfect for the cafe and light traveling.

I keep a full sized laptop, but for the price of the One.. I couldn't pass it up..

Great purchase IMO

I just ordered one today. Was on 38% discount so I wasn't able to resist. Actually wanted to get the Asus 1000H but screw it, this was so much cheaper & lighter and I only need it to cary it with me wherever I go and surf the internet / use instant messaging (already owning a notebook and a regular computer).

It's the Acer Aspire One A110X with the 16GB SSD, 1GB Ram and the 6-cell battery.
post #28 of 31
Thread Starter 
Has anyone run an MS Excel Macro on one of these things? If I was to get one I would use it mainly for MS Wording and Data Modelling in Excel while on the move. Can it take it?
post #29 of 31
Ai dios, I'm teased to the max! There are rather cheap touch screen mods for some netbooks. Would be rather fine to be able to scroll in the browser, e-books and so on with just using your fingers on the screen.

But meh, first I'll wait for mine to arrive before I'll plan how to break it.
post #30 of 31
Well, I am a bit peeved because I didn't get to take my Asus 1000HE to New Hampshire this weekend. I had to do work during my trip so I had to take my company Dell laptop. Not only that, I failed to summit Mt. Washington. Grr.

Anyway, hopefully I'll have more to report after my China trip in a few months.
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