ASUS Eee PC 1000 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB Eee Storage, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) Fine Ebony
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Product Description

Netbook Eee PC 1000 offers even more options to users for unique user experiences. Featuring up to 7.5 hours of battery life, built in high speed 802.11n connectivity and exclusive 20GB file-encrypted Eee Storage with 5 GB worth of downloads per day for easy accessibility makes it the ideal traveling companion for outdoor activities. The large 10" display provides comfortable viewing, and a large keyboard makes for easier typing and relaxing usage. The built-in Solid State Drive (SSD) technology provides shockproof computing, less power consumption, fast boot up, less heat, less RMA, less noisy and lighter weight. It also offers Rapid Start in less than 15 seconds with full range of applications to enhance communications and computing experiences with no extra costs. Content includes Eee PC, battery, AC Adapter, Sleeve Case, Manual and Recovery CD.

The Asus Eee PC 1000 provides the power of a full-sized laptop in a compact body with an extra-large 10.2-inch screen, and is now powered by the latest Intel mobile processor. Designed specifically for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--to conserve energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet. Coupled with the ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine, you'll also enjoy up to 8 hours of battery life with this Linux-powered laptop.



The Asus Eee PC 1000's 10.2-inch screen is easier on the eyes.
Much more compact than a standard-sized notebook and weighing less than 3 pounds, the Eee PC 1000 is perfect for students toting to school or road warriors packing away to Wi-Fi hotspots. And because it uses flash memory instead of a hard drive (with 40 GB of storage), the Eee PC 1000 consumes less power, allows the device to boot quickly, produces less heat, and is less susceptible to shock damage. The Eee PC 1000 also features 1 GB of RAM, 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the bezel above the LCD, tri-mode Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n), integrated Bluetooth connectivity, Secure Digital memory card slot, multiple USB ports, a VGA output for connecting to a monitor.



The integrated webcam makes video chats a snap, and the keyboard is 95 percent the size of standard notebooks for easy typing.
It comes preinstalled with the Linux operating system, which is useful for users who desire task-based icons and an easy point-and-click interface. Well suited for children or users without any computer experience, it provides a fast boot-up time--ideal for fast Internet access while waiting for public transport, or taking notes on-the-go.

The new Eee PC 1000 has a customized, cutting-edge Infusion casing technology in Fine Ebony. Inlaid within the chassis itself, the motifs are an integral part of the entire cover and will not fade with time. The Infusion surface also provides a new level of resilience, providing scratch resistance and a beautiful style while out and about.

It's also equipped with the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine for automatic detection and adjustments of CPU frequency, voltage, and LCD brightness to minimize system noise and power consumption to save up to 15 percent power consumption, or to maximize system performance according to individual needs.

For the students and professionals, the Eee PC comes with a powerful selection of software to maximize personal productivity--over 40 built-in applications. The StarOffice 8 suite of software enables the user to open, edit and create documents, presentations, spreadsheets and databases that are compatible with Microsoft Office. For journalists, photographers and other professionals who need to use a computer in the field to create, to communicate and to collaborate with other colleagues, the Eee PC's combination of power, extreme portability and rugged build makes it the ideal computing solution. The keyboard is 95 percent the size of standard notebooks, making it more comfortable to type for larger hands.



No technical manual required with the specially designed, user-friendly Linux operating system interface.
It's also a great choice for young students, with a built-in Dictionary that's great for homework, and it includes two modes of intuitive graphic user interface design to accommodate both experienced and inexperienced PC users. The Eee PC also handles your digital images, movies, and music as well as Internet radio.

Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with the integrated Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965 AGN LAN chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots). With the Bluetooth connectivity, you can communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as PDAs and cell phones

Nicely light at just 38 ounces, the Eee PC 1000 has an 8.9-inch wide TFT LCD with a 1024 x 600-pixel resolution (WXGA)--making it more comfortable on eyes than its predecessor. In addition to its wireless LAN, it also offers wired Fast Ethernet connectivity and a 56K modem. You get three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output for connecting to external monitors, headphone and microphone jacks, and a Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot (compatible with MMC memory cards). It's equipped with a 1.3-megapixel webcam (placed in the bezel above the LCD) and integrated microphone, allowing you to snap still photos of yourself while on the go for sending via email or join video chats with friends and family.

The Eee PC includes software for Web browsing (Firefox), e-mail, StarOffice 8 for creating and editing word processing documents and spreadsheets, and a suite of other productivity software to help keep you on track.

Battery-Sipping Processor
The Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and it uses just 2.5 watts of power--less than 1/10 of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor--for excellent battery management. This 1.6 GHz Atom processor also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).

Together with the exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, you'll enjoy a longer battery lifespan of up to 6 hours, allowing you to stay in touch and be connected for a longer period of time while on-the-go. It offers a choice of performance and power consumption modes for easy adjustments according to your computing needs.

Online Storage from ASUS
With this Eee PC, ASUS also provides 20 GB of online storage (easily accessible via a desktop icon), which enables you to download up to 5 GB of data per day. It also provides secure file encryption and accessibility from both Windows and Linux platforms. Whether you want to share images with friends and family or store big business presentations, you can now access your data with ease and not worry about space constraints.

Specifications

  • Internal memory: 40 GB solid state disk
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR2
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
  • Memory expansion: Slot for MMC/SD(SDHC) cards
  • Operating system: Linux
  • LCD: 10.2 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Networking: Tri-mode Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • Peripheral connectivity: Three USB 2.0
  • External video: One VGA
  • External audio: One headphone and one microphone port
  • Webcamera: Yes, 1.3 megapixels
  • Battery: 6 cells, up to 8 hours
  • Weight: 2.93 pounds (47 ounces)
  • Dimensions: 10.5 กม 7.5 กม 1.5 inches

What's in the Box
ASUS Eee PC 1000, AC adapter, printed operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.

The Asus Eee PC 1000 provides the power of a full-sized laptop in a compact body with an extra-large 10.2-inch screen, and is now powered by the latest Intel mobile processor. Designed specifically for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--to conserve energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet. Coupled with the ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine, you'll also enjoy up to 8 hours of battery life with this Linux-powered laptop.



The Asus Eee PC 1000's 10.2-inch screen is easier on the eyes.
Much more compact than a standard-sized notebook and weighing less than 3 pounds, the Eee PC 1000 is perfect for students toting to school or road warriors packing away to Wi-Fi hotspots. And because it uses flash memory instead of a hard drive (with 40 GB of storage), the Eee PC 1000 consumes less power, allows the device to boot quickly, produces less heat, and is less susceptible to shock damage. The Eee PC 1000 also features 1 GB of RAM, 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the bezel above the LCD, tri-mode Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n), integrated Bluetooth connectivity, Secure Digital memory card slot, multiple USB ports, a VGA output for connecting to a monitor.



The integrated webcam makes video chats a snap, and the keyboard is 95 percent the size of standard notebooks for easy typing.
It comes preinstalled with the Linux operating system, which is useful for users who desire task-based icons and an easy point-and-click interface. Well suited for children or users without any computer experience, it provides a fast boot-up time--ideal for fast Internet access while waiting for public transport, or taking notes on-the-go.

The new Eee PC 1000 has a customized, cutting-edge Infusion casing technology in Fine Ebony. Inlaid within the chassis itself, the motifs are an integral part of the entire cover and will not fade with time. The Infusion surface also provides a new level of resilience, providing scratch resistance and a beautiful style while out and about.

It's also equipped with the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine for automatic detection and adjustments of CPU frequency, voltage, and LCD brightness to minimize system noise and power consumption to save up to 15 percent power consumption, or to maximize system performance according to individual needs.

For the students and professionals, the Eee PC comes with a powerful selection of software to maximize personal productivity--over 40 built-in applications. The StarOffice 8 suite of software enables the user to open, edit and create documents, presentations, spreadsheets and databases that are compatible with Microsoft Office. For journalists, photographers and other professionals who need to use a computer in the field to create, to communicate and to collaborate with other colleagues, the Eee PC's combination of power, extreme portability and rugged build makes it the ideal computing solution. The keyboard is 95 percent the size of standard notebooks, making it more comfortable to type for larger hands.



No technical manual required with the specially designed, user-friendly Linux operating system interface.
It's also a great choice for young students, with a built-in Dictionary that's great for homework, and it includes two modes of intuitive graphic user interface design to accommodate both experienced and inexperienced PC users. The Eee PC also handles your digital images, movies, and music as well as Internet radio.

Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with the integrated Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965 AGN LAN chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots). With the Bluetooth connectivity, you can communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as PDAs and cell phones

Nicely light at just 38 ounces, the Eee PC 1000 has an 8.9-inch wide TFT LCD with a 1024 x 600-pixel resolution (WXGA)--making it more comfortable on eyes than its predecessor. In addition to its wireless LAN, it also offers wired Fast Ethernet connectivity. You get three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output for connecting to external monitors, headphone and microphone jacks, and a Secure Digital (SD) memory card slot (compatible with MMC memory cards). It's equipped with a 1.3-megapixel webcam (placed in the bezel above the LCD) and integrated microphone, allowing you to snap still photos of yourself while on the go for sending via email or join video chats with friends and family.

The Eee PC includes software for Web browsing (Firefox), e-mail, StarOffice 8 for creating and editing word processing documents and spreadsheets, and a suite of other productivity software to help keep you on track.

Battery-Sipping Processor
The Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and it uses just 2.5 watts of power--less than 1/10 of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor--for excellent battery management. This 1.6 GHz Atom processor also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).

Together with the exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine, you'll enjoy a longer battery lifespan of up to 6 hours, allowing you to stay in touch and be connected for a longer period of time while on-the-go. It offers a choice of performance and power consumption modes for easy adjustments according to your computing needs.

Online Storage from ASUS
With this Eee PC, ASUS also provides 20 GB of online storage (easily accessible via a desktop icon), which enables you to download up to 5 GB of data per day. It also provides secure file encryption and accessibility from both Windows and Linux platforms. Whether you want to share images with friends and family or store big business presentations, you can now access your data with ease and not worry about space constraints.

Specifications

  • Internal memory: 40 GB solid state disk
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR2
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom
  • Memory expansion: Slot for MMC/SD(SDHC) cards
  • Operating system: Linux
  • LCD: 10.2 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Networking: Tri-mode Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • Peripheral connectivity: Three USB 2.0
  • External video: One VGA
  • External audio: One headphone and one microphone port
  • Webcamera: Yes, 1.3 megapixels
  • Battery: 6 cells, up to 8 hours
  • Weight: 2.93 pounds (47 ounces)
  • Dimensions: 10.5 กม 7.5 กม 1.5 inches

What's in the Box
ASUS Eee PC 1000, AC adapter, printed operating instructions. It's backed by a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.

Features:
  • Easy to learn, work and play
  • Excellent mobile Internet device
  • Exciting multimedia enjoyment
  • Shock proof design for reliable computing
  • Unique design to fit your individual personality

Customer Reviews:

  • An Excellent Travel or Second Computer
    This computer ASUS Eee PC 1000 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB Solid State Drive, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) Pearl White would be relatively few peoples' choice as a primary computer. It does not have the power to accomplish processor-intensive tasks such as audio or video editing, photo manipulation, or other such tasks. Nor does it even have a built-in CD, much less a DVD, drive to play those media devices. (They can be played via an external drive should the owner desire to do so.)

    However, for use when traveling, or at home, for simple web-surfing or e-mail communications, and/or for those for whom the included simple capabilities are sufficient, it is a superb piece of engineering, available at a VERY economical price. If your requirements are few, it COULD be your primary or only computer but, in any case, it makes for a superb - and I do mean SUPERB - travel companion.

    That is its primary purpose.

    Having researched this relatively new laptop/notebook category ("netbooks") for the past few months, I determined that this particular netbook is the best one currently available, offering the best performance, the best features, the best compromise in size and weight, and, far and away, the best value for money.

    This new category has seen its sales skyrocket in the one year that it has been available and it is predicted that sales will greatly increase (even though sales of other computer categories are falling, due to the current economic conditions).

    This is apparently due to the fact that a great many people find that a so-called "smart phone" is just not adequate for staying in touch, reading news (or e-mail), or surfing the web. Something larger, though still inexpensive and easily transportable, is required. "Ultra-portables" have been around for quite a while but, priced in the $1000.00 - $3000.00 range (more or less), they are not affordable or practical for most people. Hence, this new "netbook" category was introduced late in 2007. The AsusTeK company was in fact the originator of this class.

    I received mine from Amazon on January 20, 2009 and I have been using it since. Now let me tell you that both my wife and I have been using Ubuntu Linux on our respective main computers since May of last year (we both completely gave up on that disaster known as Windows Vista!) so I have some familiarity with Linux. But I was not prepared for this version, evidently a modified Xandros version of Linux. It is so simple to operate (and so stable), that it is almost "scary!" There is just no way to make something complicated out of this simple system! Those people who are familiar only with Microsoft Windows (or even Mac) will be positively amazed as to how simple, easy and, above all, INTUITIVE the operation of a computer can be made to be! This operating system is an ideal way for someone to get into the "computer age" and also to become comfortable with using Linux.

    (You really have to wonder: with all of their large, highly-paid, engineering and design staffs, why can't Microsoft or even Apple design a computer operating system which is truly simple for anyone to use?)

    I shall flatly state that ANYBODY who is able to read this review will be able to use this particular computer and its Linux operating system, even someone who has no experience whatsoever with operating a computer. There will be NO "computer classes" necessary! (It comes with a printed Software User's Manual which has instructions such as this: "WEBCAM - Click Webcam and start video recording or image capture. Activates Webcam.") Believe me, no instruction manual is necessary at all. This is TRULY the computer "designed by geniuses for use by idiots" (and I include myself among the latter).

    If you are familiar only with Windows (or Mac), at first glance the operating system will appear VERY strange to you. But take my word for it: within a day at most you'll be wondering why you ever put up with all of Microsoft's foibles!

    Even my wife, who generally has to be shown how to use something new (and who doesn't really like "new" things or "changes") had absolutely NO difficulty at all operating this computer. Without any instructions from me, she reacted, on her first exposure to it, as a duck does to water the first time it goes in! (I had told her that she would have absolutely no problem with this "new" operating system. She did not believe me at first. But when she actually used the computer, she had to agree that I was right!)

    A helpful printed Hardware User's Manual, helpful in that it assists you to quickly get familiar with the computer's switches, lights, and connections, is also included. I do recommend reading this.

    The computer comes compete with its restore disks as well. These disks are often omitted with lower-priced notebook computers yet can really prove invaluable. (To use them, you would need an external drive as mentioned above.)

    The Linux "user interface" is six different "desktops" named, respectively, "Favorites," "Internet," "Work," "Learn," "Play," and "Settings." Each one contains items on which you will click. Several have sub-menus containing other items. (For example, clicking on Web Mail brings up some sub-menus allowing you to choose your web mail service, Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, and AOL.)

    You can select your "Favorites" by using the "Customize" icon within "Settings" and then you would only rarely need to even navigate to the other desktops.

    "Web" activates Firefox 3.0. "Music Master" (which is really Amarok, a fabulous music player [it can be used with Windows, Linux, or Mac and I highly recommend it]) is available as are icons for "Web Mail." "Documents" brings up Star Office (similar to Open Office and also by Sun Microsystems), should you wish to prepare a document, and there are more items than there is space here to mention just waiting for you to use. Nor is mentioning them in a review necessary; when you see them, they are totally self-explanatory. It even offers built-in Skype computer telephone service!

    Connecting to the internet is a breeze either wired or wireless. The wireless connection procedure is so simple and obvious that a child could accomplish it. (We use Verizon Wireless but I'm certain that wireless connection would be easy regardless of the ISP.) A wired connection is simply connecting your computer to your DSL/cable modem. With a wired connection, you're on the internet instantly! (I tried it myself just to see.)

    There are those on this site who, in their reviews of this computer and its operating system, have characterized the included Linux system as "a joke" or even worse. Take my word for it - FOR THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THIS COMPUTER WAS DESIGNED THIS LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM IS DEFINITELY NOT "A JOKE," at least in my opinion! Being so simple to operate, this operating system is all anyone will ever need on a travel or second computer. (When traveling, you just want your computer to function properly AND simply, without having to worry about its operation, security, functionality, etc.)

    If a particular person wishes to replace this Linux version, fine, that's their business, but I think that, overall, they will NOT be improving the overall usefulness of this computer when on vacation or travel. (The minimal, though battery-friendly, processor is the limiting factor, not the operating system.)

    Frankly, though I much prefer Ubuntu Linux for its almost limitless capabilities (and its extreme security) used on a "main" or "primary" computer, when I'm on vacation or visiting friends, I am not interested in performing esoteric computer tasks; I merely wish to, 1) get my e-mail, 2) surf the web a bit, and, 3) listen to internet radio. We often show people some of our pictures which we keep on our computers.

    But that's about it so I personally have no intention of replacing this simple Xandros Linux operating system. It accomplishes all that I require of a travel computer and there is no sense, in my opinion, to try to "convert" this computer to allow it to perform tasks which may be beyond the capabilities of the Intel Atom processor included.

    This relatively new processor is designed to use very little power (thus maximizing battery life) and to accomplish simple tasks.

    It does this very well indeed and I think that the computer should be accepted for what it is - a good TRAVEL/SECOND computer.

    At least that's the reason for which I bought mine!

    Is that the reason YOU are considering this computer?

    If so, I believe this one, as configured here, is the best current choice.

    Others' opinions will vary, naturally. As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, I do not believe that this small netbook computer has the power to be most peoples' primary computer. That, of course, includes upper elementary, high school, and college students. If you want a more capable computer, it is my opinion that you should buy one of those ultra-portables - which are far higher in price ($1000.00+) and, possibly, in weight and size as well as in capabilities - rather than one of these simple small netbooks.

    This little computer accomplishes all of the basic tasks I listed above simply and reliably. I think that is all most people need when traveling or visiting. (Your main computer can be left at your home.) As with all Linux operating systems, it is inherently secure from viruses, trojans, spy- and other malicious software so you can be quite confident that your computer won't be damaged or compromised if you are using a public or hotel internet access point.

    Mentioning the word "little" - it most certainly is that and, though it's claimed to weigh about 3 pounds (including battery and AC power supply), I have to tell you that this is the LIGHTEST 3 pounds I have ever "hefted!" It seems to weigh nothing at all! The 10" screen is a great compromise between TOO small (with a grossly undersized keyboard and reading difficulties on the sceen) and TOO large (with weight and battery-life concerns). I think that this size is just about perfect for travel.

    I bought mine in white; I had read that the black version shows fingerprints. I do not know if this is, in fact, true (I assume that it is, however) but I can tell you that the white version does not shown them inordinately. (Plus, for those who take such things into consideration, the white version looks like a "miniature Mac.") The computer even comes with its own soft carrying case (black) which holds the computer, the battery, and the AC power supply and maybe one or two other small items. I only wish that either the computer itself or the case had a handle. I do not understand why portable computer manufacturers do not include this simple adjunct which would make carrying these things so much more pleasant. (Amazon does sell, at additional cost of course, Asus EEE PC 1000 / 1000H 10" Premium Memory Foam Pouch Case - (Black) which does appear to have a handle.)

    At Amazon's current price ($386.99), this computer is, in my opinion, irresistible. Their service was, as always, what service ought always to be but rarely is nowadays - superb.

    There are a few things that I have discovered by going to the Eee PC forums; the main one I will mention here is that should an owner wish to use the Synaptic Package Manager (which is the primary way of adding new programs to a Linux computer), with this operating system you press together; this brings up the Terminal. Then you merely type "sudo Synaptic" (without the quotation marks) and the Synaptic Package Manager appears. This is, so far, the only "cryptic" control that I have found that I wanted.

    And, for most users, using even this "cryptic" control will be totally unnecessary, in my opinion. For use as a second or travel computer, this one is complete right out of the box.

    The keyboard is satisfactory to me though I will admit that I am a subscriber to the "Hunt & Peck" method of typing. (I have found, over the last week, that I myself never use the right shift key, the positioning of which has been noted by some users.) The display is a thing of joy, presenting most beautiful images which are easy on the eyes. Reading documents is a pleasure.

    The machine is very quiet; there is no hard drive noise at all as the drive is solid-state. However, you will hear the internal cooling fan. This is not obtrusive.

    Some people have indicated that they prefer a traditional hard drive as opposed to the solid-state one here and in other netbooks. On first glance, at least one of their reasons appears to be valid: traditional hard drives are much larger in capacity than the currently-available solid-state drives. (But see below for more thoughts on this matter.)

    However, I think it is important to take into consideration the main advantage of a solid-state drive IN A TRAVEL COMPUTER - its robustness. Traditional hard drives are rather delicate and can be easily damaged or destroyed, especially when jostled around on a trip. (Unfortunately, there are many users who can attest to that fact!)

    A solid-state drive can survive jostling, bumps, drops, and other injuries which can easily occur on a trip. For this reason alone I think that, with regard to TRAVEL COMPUTERS, solid-state is the way to go. (But please do not think that I am advocating using this computer as a Frisbee! Please give it the care it deserves - the best care of which you are capable.)

    Asus offers a solid-state drive for this model both in its Linux AND its Windows versions. But --- due to Microsoft's pricing and Asus' desire to keep the retail price the same for both versions, the Windows version comes with only a 16 GB (total) SSD while the Linux version comes with a 40 GB (total) SSD.

    In my opinion, again, the choice of versions should really be a "no-brainer." (And that's not even considering that the Windows version comes with all of Windows vulnerabilities and problems and the Linux version comes with none!)

    Build quality appears to be exemplary. Battery life is everything they said about it. I used it on battery for over five straight hours and there was still plenty of juice left. If you wish to play a CD, MP3 disc, or DVD, as mentioned above, you will have to attach an external drive. There are three USB 2.0 ports so you can easily attach one of these or an external USB-powered hard drive (or thumb drive) for accessing more data. The solid-state hard drive is 40 GB in size, thus far the largest solid-state one I have seen on a netbook. With the addition of a small portable USB-powered external hard drive, now extremely inexpensive (check Amazon's prices), you can take along as much data as you require. (An advantage to this is that the data resides on that external hard drive, not your computer; you can hide the external drive or carry it with you always and, even if a thief stole your computer, he/she would not have your important data. Also, if some accident were to happen to your external drive, it is, as mentioned, inexpensive, Replacing one of these is FAR less expensive than replacing a computer.) There is even Bluetooth (short-range wireless communication) included for those who use it.

    It barely gets warm in use; I had it on my lap for those five hours on battery and did not feel any excess heat at all. Thus, no "laptop cooler" device is necessary. (Naturally the instructions warn against using it on your lap - as do all "laptop" manufacturers - but I had no problem at all with heat.)

    Regarding listening to internet radio with this computer: though its internal speakers are surprisingly good (better, in my opinion, than those in my 15.4" Acer Extensa computer), I suggest buying a good set of very small, but good quality, portable amplified computer speakers and plug them into the headphone jack. I use Sonic Impact 5009G Gen3 Portable Speakers which I like VERY much - but this model appear to be discontinued. In any case, the current price, from one of Amazon's "partners," is totally out of line. The original list price was $19.95 for these speakers. (The Sonic Impact Portable Speakers Gen 1.5, unfortunately not available through Amazon, are also superb in performance as well as being lightweight, small, foldable, inexpensive, and easily transportable; I own a pair of that model as well and they can be had for less than $20.00.)

    And by the way - if you are familiar with listening to internet radio only via the Windows operating system, you are doubtless aware of the extreme annoyances you face each time you try to listen - sudden stopping and starting of the program, "buffering," "congestion," loss of station, etc., etc., etc. Let me tell you that NONE of this occurs with either of the two Linux versions I use. With both Ubuntu on our main computers and the Xandros system on this netbook, the music (or whatever) just plays - and plays, and plays, and plays. Rarely there might be a very brief "hiccup" (perhaps a split second) but that's relatively rare. Windows, at least in my experience, is such a "memory hog" that the slightest little change in background usage causes loss of your internet radio station. This is a major annoyance, to say the least, and really spoils the listening pleasure. This sort of thing just does not occur with Linux, at least in my experience.

    Thus, listening to internet radio stations (and there are many, many thousands of them from all over the world - all free of charge) via this little netbook is a genuine joy and can be a major adjunct to the enjoyment of, for example, spending the evening in a hotel room.

    I must mention, however, that, depending on the station(s) to which you wish to listen, you MAY have to reconfigure Mozilla Firefox (under Edit->Preferences->Applications). You may have to change some of the "Content Type" associations. I changed MOST of them - not all of them, of course - to "Amarok." (You must "Browse" for that.) This is a problem that exists with Mozilla Firefox regardless of the operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux) you are using. (Whoever said that computers are ALWAYS easy and fun? Sometimes, regardless of the system, they can be downright aggravating!) I believe this difficulty also occurs with Internet Explorer as well as other browsers.

    That said, however, for the purposes for which it was designed, e-mail, web-surfing, listening to internet radio and other music, creating and reading simple documents, and viewing photographs, I do not think anyone will find a travel/transportable computer superior to this ASUS Eee PC 1000 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB Solid State Drive, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) Pearl White at the present time, especially in its Linux version.

    And you won't find a better price for it than at Amazon. Plus, if you buy from them, you'll receive Amazon's usual superb service.

    I highly recommend this computer.

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    Update - February 2, 2009:

    This morning I read Ms. Nancy Baiter's "1-Star" ("wireless doesn't work") review of February 1, 2009 (in which she says that she could not connect to a public wireless point and access the internet) with a great deal of interest and trepidation and I admit I was very concerned.

    Taking this computer on trips and connecting to the internet via various public and hotel hot-spots was the primary reason I bought it!

    Being as apprehensive and concerned as I was, I walked over to our public library (a ten-minute walk from our home) and attempted to connect to its free public (unencrypted) wireless access point.

    I was "on" in about twenty seconds and I am, in fact, typing this update at the library and it will be published via their Wi-Fi access point.

    I have no doubt that Ms. Baiter encountered some problem but I suspect that it was something that she did herself. As for J&R Music World's technicians being unable to help her, I further suspect that the reason for this was their unfamiliarity with Linux in general and with this computer in particular.

    In any event, my concerns have been allayed and I can confidently tell anyone reading this that they need not worry at all about connecting to public wireless hot-spots (or any other wired or wireless network access point).

    In my own experience, the process is both quick and easy. You merely wait a few seconds until the balloon message at the bottom of the screen shows that internet connections are in range; you then click on the balloon and all the possible connections will appear. You merely click on your desired connection. If it is unencrypted, as at our library, you are connected immediately. If it is encrypted, you must, naturally, enter the password for which you will be asked (and which hotels will supply to guests).

    This just couldn't be easier!

    P.S. I see that Amazon has lowered its price again for this computer, at least in its "white" version.

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    Update - February 10, 2009

    On occasion I need to use a dial-up internet connection. This computer does not have any internal means for connecting in that manner.

    The solution? This 56K USB Modem Windows Mac Linux which, contrary to at least one of the reviews, does indeed work perfectly with this ASUS Eee PC 1000 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB E-Storage, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) Pearl White. I received mine yesterday from Amazon.

    NO drivers or other installation is necessary; as soon as one end of the cord is plugged into a telephone jack and the other end is plugged into a USB port on your computer, the modem is active and running. This is easier than installing it with either Windows or Mac.

    But you WILL need to use your brain in order to get it to connect to the internet the first time.

    The difficulty is in figuring out how to actually access the modem. The process is not an intuitive one; to use the vernacular, it ain't easy! (The instructions on the included CD-ROM are of no help at all.) But once you have figured out what to do (it took me maybe fifteen minutes of head scratching), and once you have entered your necessary dial-up account information (telephone number, user name, and password), connecting is a breeze and will remain that way.

    The modem is also very small and easy to carry. It is even white in color and matches this particular computer.

    I highly recommend this external modem as well as this computer for those who always or even just occasionally need to use a dial-up internet connection.

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    Update - March 19, 2009:

    I have now owned this computer for two months now and I am very pleased with it.

    I am not, however, pleased with the AsusTEK Computer Inc. Company's service.

    I had noticed that, on my Asus netbook, Mozilla Firefox was not being updated; in other words, the version on my computer was the 3.0.4 version which was shipped to me.

    Obviously I wanted to update Firefox to the latest version, currently 3.0.7.

    I did some research (perhaps not thorough enough) on the EEE PC group but, though I found plenty of discussions about Firefox, I couldn't find, in my admittedly not thorough search, the answer to my problem.

    Thus, I telephoned Asus' tech support telephone line. I spoke with two representatives, neither of whom were of any help.

    The second representative did give me an email address to contact Asus in Taiwan and I wrote to it. After two weeks, I finally got it into my head that I was not going to receive a reply.

    So I then went on Asus' site and, after some digging, found their "Contact Us" section, filled out their forms, described my desire to update Firefox in their message box, and sent the message.

    The next day I received an automated acknowledgment of receipt; this email stated that my problem would be addressed and the answer would be sent to me in 48 hours.

    That was a week ago.

    So, today, I "Googled" < update firefox eee pc > and, among the many links offered, I found one which had the answer.

    The process is actually quite simple -- ONCE YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS!

    For anyone reading this who wishes to update Mozilla Firefox on their Eee PC 1000 (Linux), here is how to do it:

    1. Turn on your Eee PC and make sure that your internet connection is active.

    2. Type the three keys < CTRL plus ALT plus T > all at once. This will bring up the "Terminal."

    3. In the Terminal, type < sudo firefox > (just the words, not the brackets).

    4. This will bring up Mozilla Firefox and, if you've customized your version in any way, you will notice that this one looks different; it is the default Firefox.

    5. Go to "Help" and click on "Check for Updates" (which is normally grayed out in the Firefox you usually use). This update link is fully functional in the version brought up by the Terminal.

    6. Firefox will then check for updates and, if it finds any, it will ask you if you wish to download and install them. Of course you do!

    7. It will also check to see if Add-ons are compatible. When the process is complete, CLOSE this version of Firefox and THEN also close the Terminal.

    8. At that point, click on "Web" to start your normal version of Firefox. This too will check for compatibility of your Add-ons. When the process is complete and Firefox is up and running, if you go into the "Help" section and click on "About Mozilla Firefox," you will see that you now have the latest version.

    That's all there is to it!

    Frankly, I do not know why SOMEBODY at AsusTEK couldn't have told me this; I also do not understand why Firefox cannot be updated by Asus itself (in the manner of Ubuntu which DOES automatically include Firefox updates in its service).

    In any event, this was really the only concern I had had during my two months of ownership of this computer and now it has been addressed.

    Thank goodness for Google! I recommend that, if ANYONE has any sort of problem with this or any other computer, "Google" the problem. I'll bet you'll find the answer!

    So I continue to highly recommend this computer; it and its Linux operating system remain the best "travel computer" of which I am aware. Just do not think you can rely on AsusTEK for help; the "community" and "Google" is where you go for that!

    By the way, if anyone unfamiliar with Mozilla Firefox is interested, here are the Add-ons I currently use:

    1. Adbock Filterset.G Updater
    2. Adblock Plus
    3. Adblock Plus Filter Uploader
    4. Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper
    5. BugMeNot
    6. ColorfulTabs
    7. CustomizeGoogle
    8. DictionarySearch
    9. DownloadHelper
    10. Flagfox
    11. Ghostery
    12. Locationbar2

    Many other people use many other Add-ons but I have found these to be very useful and all I need on my ASUS Eee PC 1000 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB Solid State Drive, 20 GB Eee Storage, Linux, 6 Cell Battery) Pearl White.

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    Update - March 24, 2009:

    I just received this Crucial 2GB 667 Mhz CT25664AC667 DDR2 200-Pin SODIMM Laptop Memory and installed it in my Eee PC. If you go to the product page, you will find my 5-star review of it.

    To make a long story short (not usually my forte!), this card is superb. It makes for an excellent and VERY inexpensive upgrade, especially if you buy it from Amazon, whose prices and service I find consistently to be exemplary. It will allow your Eee PC to work at the maximum speed of which it is capable.

    Obviously, I highly recommend this upgrade....more info
  • wireless doesn't work
    The native software DOES NOT connect to a public wireless network, verified by the techs at J&R when I returned the machine. It sees the network but goes no further. Somewhat experienced with Linux I searched and searched the Web (from a public desktop) and found that this has been a problem with Asus from its first release. What's the use of a netbook that can't reach the 'net?

    Tried to install easy-peasy (Ubuntu for the Asus EEE) from a thumb drive, as recommended on the web site for this distro. Ha! Got the 'non-system disk' message, which I thought had gone out with DOS.

    Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, it is a lovely machine - if I knew this problem was solved I'd buy it again in a NY minute! :)...more info
  • Side-effects of Xandros may include impatience, irritability, and in some cases, suicide.
    Wonderful little machine, exactly what I was looking for, except the terrible Xandros linux OS that comes with it. I thought I'd be able to stick it out and try it for a while, but after 5 minutes I was looking into Ubuntu. Unless you're happy with a $500 fisher price toy, plan on installing a different version of linux or any kind of manageable operating system. If you cant do that, then get the 1000h with windows and save yourself the trouble.
    Also, do not fool yourself into thinking this is all you need. If you have a bigger screen and keyboard at home, you will use that, and you should. Netbooks are not intended to be your main machine, and should rather function as your travel companion....more info
  • Asus Eee PC 1000
    Day 2 into my Eee PC 1000...WOW this little PC rocks. I installed Ubuntu for eee and I'm so happy with it. http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/ It does everything I need it to do and more. It is a little slower with the solid state hard drive, but that's what I got it for. I wanted a computer that would be more mobile without the worry of crashing my hard drive. I'm very new to Linux as well and it has been a great experience. Easy to install, update, and install new features. Surfing the net is so easy and smooth. It fits anywhere too which is a plus. ...more info
  • the finest GNU/Linux portable hardware currently available
    The Asus Eee PC 1000 comes installed with an OEM Xandros distro, but can run other Linux distributions easily (Eeebuntu is best right now, IMO) from any of its USB ports or from an SDHC card (my choice). This netbook boots from SDHC in less than 55 seconds, and comes with a 6600MAh battery which, combined with its Atom processor and the eee-control desktop tray utility to manage processor speed, will easily power this netbook for more than five hours - even more if wireless is turned off and the screen dimmed. I have purchased and used many notebooks over the past decade but this is the first to flawlessly support a Linux-based OS. And using the Synaptic package manager provides fast and easy access and installation of thousands of quality free software - all thanks to the efforts of programmers around the world who believe in the power of free software and the GNU General Public License.

    The 1000 uses the same 12V 3A power supply as the Eee PC 900, along with the same 2GB RAM (PC2 DDR2 5300 667MHz, 200-pin). You can set the BIOS to boot from SDHC, offering a hands-off way to run custom distros for your needs. The FUSBi iso-> USB stick installer is the best way to put a different Linux distro .iso image on a USB stick, which can then be booted on your 1000 to install onto either the internal 8GB SSD (there's also a separate 32GB SSD, e.g. this netbook being a '40GB' Linux model), or in my case onto an inexpensive SDHC card. You can access the RAM and 32GB SDD from the bottom of the Eee 1000 by undoing two screws.

    Owners of earlier 700- or 900-series Eee PCs will find the OEM Xandros to be more 'refined' with additional features, along with the default inclusion of Sun Microsystem's StarOffice 8, not the Openoffice.org office suite (both are the same, so no worry).

    As with other Linux netbooks from Asus, you'll get a full restore DVD with an operating system and all software - unlike the Windoze-based models.

    The glossy black cover of this notebook attracts fingerprints (unlike the black surface of the 900), but if you practice good personal hygiene and wash your hands and don't pick your nose, you'll be able to keep your 1000 in pristine shape. A 'skin' can provide some protection, but Asus kindly includes a wonderful soft case with a zipper to protect your new netbook.

    I'm truly happy with my purchase and have not found a single problem with this laptop. It will be used in the field during portable high-frequency digital communications operations, running amateur radio operator software for logging and PSK31, while attached to various HF transceivers, such as the SGC SG-2020, Yaesu FT-817, or Small Wonder Labs PSK-20. Synaptic offers installs of nearly 1,000 amateur radio-related software packages, such as gMFSK and xlog. The long battery run-time of the 1000, and the ability to run from 12V 3A power supply is perfect to support battery driven full-day QRP operation!...more info
  • Portable and versitile
    Portable & light. Very long battery life. Runs fairly cool & extremely quiet. LCD is bright and clear. Everything works out of the box.
    SSD is quick when reading. Highly recommend.

    ...more info
  • EEEPC1000
    I should have bought my EEEPC1000 on Amazon if I knew it is $40 lesser than other place.
    The product itself is really nice. Not a cheap-made product.
    ...more info
  • Breaking away from Windows
    I just picked up the ASUS Eee PC 1000 3 weeks ago - this is my first non-Windows computer and I was impressed with the functionality, performance, and value provided by this device.

    Its great having a ~3 pound laptop with a battery that lasts long enough that you don't need to lug around the power adapter.

    Its great getting a computer that you DON'T need to spend a whole day cleaning out all kinds of junkware trial versions of stuff -- everything you need is pre-loaded and there's no junkware.

    Its great getting a laptop that's always ready for use - boots in 20 seconds or less and runs entirely off solid state drives.

    The Linux front-end is simple but functional. The keyboard is big enough to really type without fumbling, and the screen is big enough for most simple activities.

    I haven't been expecting to attach all kinds of hardware or customize the thing - just use it out of the box for internet, skype, open office, etc.

    The bottom line is that I believe its a very good 'netbook' - a very good value....more info
  • Great once you get it set up the way you like it
    This PC is more attractive than it looks online. It's very sleek, shiny and nicely shaped, and the neoprene case it comes with is nicer than you'd expect at this price. The 10" screen is about as small as I can handle, but it's very functional and I haven't found myself yearning for more. The keyboard is also very usable, although I do share the common frustration with the right shift key - it's placed in (what I consider to be) an entirely unusable position. You don't realize how much you use it till it's gone! Battery life under Windows XP claimes to be over 5 hours - I'd say more like 4.5, but still a good performance. As far as hardware goes, I'm very happy with the unit.
    My only complaint about the Eee concerns the software end. The Xandros linux distribution that comes preinstalled is fine for your grandmother or 3rd grader, but most of the rest of us will want a more powerful, customizable interface. I followed guides to get the 'advanced desktop mode', which is a much more pro-level desktop interface, but my system became unstable as a result. After weeks of dicking around, I decided I'd had enough and installed Windows XP SP3, which runs fantastically! It's quite impressive how quickly the system boots. Beware, though - installing windows on this thing takes a moderately advanced technical understanding of PCs and is not recommended for beginners unless they know how to find and follow the right walkthrough online. After some frustration and headscratching I got mine working, and now I'm in love with it. For this reason I gave it 4 stars - the software included is insufficient, and the majority of us don't know enough linux to make it worthwhile. If you want Windows, I recommend getting it preinstalled. Apart from these gripes, it's a fantastically usable and remarkably cheap computer!
    As a side note, the OCZ memory recommended for purchase with this computer did not work for mine. I would go with the Kingston or Crucial brand, both of which are also available at Amazon....more info
  • Better than I hoped!
    In agreement with many reviews, the version of Linux that comes with the pc 1000 is a joke. That is not a problem though; as soon as I verified proper function, I wiped it and installed Ubuntu-eee (now called "Easy Peasy") from a USB thumb drive. It works great! The battery life is amazing, the keys near full size, the screen sufficient, the whole thing easily portable and light.
    The first one I got had a cluster of bad pixels on the monitor, so Amazon replaced it with quick turnaround.
    I can't see needing another laptop as long as I have this.
    ...more info
  • Asus Eee 1000
    I like this mini PC , it is small and light, this is what iam looking for...more info
  • You get what you pay for
    First, the good stuff. It's totally light weight just like they said and the 10" size is perfect for carrying around. Also, as they said, it's really, really easy to use! All you do, is click the "web" icon and you're off surfing the web. (of course, you'd have to be connected to the internet somehow)The best part is, you don't have to worry about viruses because you're not running Internet Explorer or Windows. Then, you have to remember that you're also not running as the super user so even if anything were to happen, you don't have permission to destroy your operating system.

    Now for the bad things, as I started using it, I noticed that this computer is filled with bugs (not horrible bugs like Windows but there are bugs here and there). I also noticed that the mouse pad doesn't work very well. i.e. I'm trying to click on a link and the mouse cursor just goes up or down and I end up clicking something else. I fixed this by turning down the mouse pad sensitivity.

    The UI is also slow and sluggish at times. It doesn't appear to multi-task very well either. (but I guess I was spoiled by my $2000 Sony)

    But who cares! it runs Linux and it was just under $400. So, I'm not complaining about the bugs and the mouse pad. Now, if this computer was $2000 and the mouse pad was a little funky, I'd be complaining for sure....more info
  • ASUS Eee 1000HA BLK
    This ASUS netbook is well designed, lightweight and performs very well. The instruction booklet is comprehensive. The battery life is extraordinarily long, as stated, under ideal conditions. ASUS website is difficult to navigate and needs a revision....more info
  • Wifi didn't work.
    I really wanted to like this machine. I've been using linux for 5 years, and would like nothing better than to see peace, love, and linux spread throughout the world.

    The biggest problem, which caused me to return the machine, was that I couldn't get wifi to work. The Eee was able to detect my wifi network, but when I told it to connect to it, I got "No DHCPOFFERS received." If you try a google search on "eee pc" "No DHCPOFFERS received", you'll get a bunch of hits on Asus's forums, where lots and lots of users are reporting the same problem. I might expect some hassles on a machine where I installed the drivers myself, or where I installed the wifi card myself. But when I pay for a machine that's got a preinstalled OS and preinstalled wifi, I expect it to work. I called Asus's tech support, and they figured out that the machine was shipped with an RaLink wifi card, when it should have been Atheros. They told me it wasn't going to work, and my only option was to return the machine.

    Other impressions:

    I expected the screen to be small, the trackpad to be awkward, and the GUI to be unresponsive, and they were. This is a netbook, so that's what you expect.

    Xandros, unlike any other Linux distribution I've ever used, requires you to click through various EULAs to use the software. There was a EULA when I did the initial boot, and a EULA to use Star Office. This is lame. Open-source software does have licenses associated with it (e.g., the GPL), but they're not end-user licenses, and there's no reason to make the end user click through them.

    The default desktop is cluttered with useless junk like special icons to get to Wikipedia and Google Maps.

    They seem to expect you to access certain functionality through cryptic key combinations like Fn-F1 (open a wireless connection) and Ctrl-Alt-T (open a terminal window). This is not so bad if there's some other way to do it, which was the case for the wireless connection, but didn't seem to be the case for the terminal window. It's fine if they want to show certain functionality less prominently because it's not of interest to all users, but there should still be some way to discover it through the GUI without having to do a Google search....more info
  • Good but--
    This seemed like a small cheap traveling laptop. Not so cheap! For most of the programs I use, Linux will not work. So, you must buy and install Windows. To install windows and other Programs you will need an external disk drive. After installing windows you must then reload all the drivers. To get the speed you are used to, a memory up grade to 2 gig is a must. When you are done with all of this you have a great little machine that can go with you almost anywhere that you would take a book. The tec. people for this company are great also. ...more info
  • Amazing little PC for a few more dollars off...
    At $387, you can save a few bucks ($12 to be exact) on this little machine. I recommend scrapping the installed OS and putting "Easy Peasy" on it, which is an Ubuntu-based distro designed specifically for netbooks. After that is installed, you can run a script (do a Google search for "elmurato script") that will get fix the audio, get fan control, etc. working. With this OS, this little PC is very slick.

    You can also set it up to dual boot with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, all of which run fine on it.

    Money very well spent!...more info
  • This is NOT a 40 Gig SSD ! BEWARE! It's an 8 Gig SSD with a 32 Gig FLASH
    False advertising let me to believe this was a 40 Gig SSD. It says so on the box, in the amazon ad, on the Asus website, and in the manual. The TRUTH is... it's only an 8 Gig SSD with a 32 Gig Flash Ram built in. These are TWO PHYSICAL DISKS, not partitions. The 8 gig is actually in 4 partitions out of the box (Linux version) and the 32 is a 30 Gig partition.

    CALL The 800 # on the laptop is self... 888 678 3688 option 3 then 1

    I just now got off the phone after 2 days trying to get information out of ASUS. I talked to Chris-tech Angel-tech-manager and Chad-linux specialist. Chad finally told me the truth, and that I cannot combine the two drives to make a 40 Gig drive. THAT's dispicable. Shame on ASUS.

    Other than that? This thing rocks. I'm just pissed at the false information. Hence the 1 star. Apparently the 8 Gig SSD is soldered to the board and cannot be swapped for a larger. I cannot confirm this yet. Apparently the 32 Gig flash MAY be able to be changed, via a mini PCIe connector. Again, I cannot confirm this.

    For SPEED, install your OS to the 8 Gig SSD drive which will be faster than the flash ram. Throw a 32 or 64 gig high speed SD card in the side for ~100 Gig of storage total.

    Don't believe me? CALL ASUS. Boot from a partitioning CD or an XP install disk, and see for yourself.

    Linus boots in about 25 seconds, and shuts down in 6!
    XP runs great, as the unit comes with a driver support CD for XP.
    From the internal 32 Gig FLASH RAM drive, XP starts in about a minute.
    Same for shut down....more info
  • Asus EEE PC 1000 "All Hype!"
    The Asus EEE PC 1000 is a users nightmare, unless you know how to find the Control Console, then know how to give it commands...At least on my XP system downloading utilities such as Google Earth was a simple task...Not So with the Linux System on this computer...and I don't want to hear all the crap about going to forum sites to learn...I nevver ever had to do that with Windows XP.

    Also the +7.4 6600mAh battery only gives about 3-4 hours use from a full charge... no where near the 6 to 8 hours, or up to 10 hours claimed by some Retailers/Asus.

    Is it possible that Asus puts a sticker on the battery saying it is 6600mAh, when in fact it is far less?

    Further...I doubt I will buy anything else from Amazon, at least until they get hooked up with Paypal...
    Their free shipping option adds another 3-5 days to the delivery time...though they don't tell you that until you've paid for your item....more info
  • Great unit. Please upgrade RAM to get most out of.
    The unit is great. I wiped the Xandros Linux hack that was on there and installed Fedora 10 & upgraded the RAM to the maximum of 2GB for $17. This is the ultimate in portability....more info
  • ASUS Eee PC 1000 10-Inch Netbook (Linux)
    I bought this netbook (Asus Eee PC1000 with Xandros Linux OS) as a highly portable, easily networkable device (wireless n) with a decent 10 inch screen. Being unfarmillar with Linux, I have spent a lot of time on the Asus forum pages and have been able to "install" the advanced desktop so the interface is no longer a tedious, tabbed toy-like interface. The so-called advanced desktop works w/o problem: wireless, shortcuts on the desktop, and Star Writer - problems noted on the various forums - work w/o problem now on my PC1000 with the adv desktop. I am having some dificulty understanding the plug-in structure of Mozilla Firefox (also some of the finer points of Synaptic and Linux file structur) as I proceed to install a needed mp4/h264 Codec. In general, I really enjoy this computer, but would not recomment Linux OS for someone w/o an interest in a good deal of the learning necessary to use Linux. ...more info
  • Solid State Drive
    I almost purchased this model - personally I think solid state drive will be the future - shock proof, no noise, faster, lighter - all in all far better than regular hard drive. However, there are two factors that push everyone out to HDD base : the more expensive price and much less capacity.
    This machine is by far the highest capacity SSD netbook I can find in the market. Franking speaking 40GB is sufficient for regular use if you don't use it as multimedia power house - which I think you won't (even 160GB HDD is not capable to do the job).
    ...more info
  • Amazing little PC for a few more dollars off...
    At $387, you can save a few bucks ($12 to be exact) on this little machine. I recommend scrapping the installed OS and putting "Easy Peasy" on it, which is an Ubuntu-based distro designed specifically for netbooks. After that is installed, you can run a script (do a Google search for "elmurato script") that will get fix the audio, get fan control, etc. working. With this OS, this little PC is very slick.

    You can also set it up to dual boot with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, all of which run fine on it.

    Money very well spent!...more info
  • Great School Comp for the price
    Pros: Small and light for throwing in your bag with a sweet price tag. Has enough processing power for web surfing, listening to music and composing papers. Since it has an integrated video card gaming is not exceptional, but great at solitaire! Great battery life with a good work load I get an average of 4-5hrs depending on what I am doing.

    Cons: The Xandros OEM software does not allow for customization too much, so I changed it too Ubuntu. Works awesome now! Takes some getting use to typing on the smaller keyboard, but you conform. The right shift button takes the most work getting use to.

    Great computer for students who are looking for a word processor, web surfer, and music box(get and external HD). Gamers would be better looking else where. ...more info
  • Happy with EEE PC
    I bough the EEE PC 1000. It comes with Linux which I'm unfamiliar with but I'm learning. Struggled a bit to get the mouse sensitivity set. Had a little hick-up with font spacing changing while typing. Later found the answer on a forum that it happens if you press shift and space together. Overall I'm happy with the EEE PC. Has a great battery life and is small and light so easy to carry around. I wanted a portable netbook and that is what I got. ...more info
  • MY REVIEW TO EEEPC1000 SSD
    40G SSD is sufficient for most of people, for us who traveling around at all time, a small size laptop is extremely useful....more info
  • Get the model with hard disk
    This model comes with 40GB solid state drive. The drive is actually an 8GB drive with another, seperate, 32GB drive. The 32GB drive is very slow. I paid US$100 more for the SSD version to get better performance but instead I get lower performance!...more info
  • Solid, Portable, Configurable.
    I bought this computer with portability in mind, as I already have a desktop for when I needed a large screen and heavy processing power. I'm happy that I chose the eee pc, and I'd recommend it to my friends, but let me go over a few things.

    Physical properties:
    The computer is small and light, and it looks pretty. It comes with a synthetic cloth pouch to keep it from being scratched and a little cotton (I think) cloth to wipe off finger prints. The RAM can be accessed through the bottom, and I upgraded it to 2GB as soon as I bought the machine. It takes DDR2 667MHz RAM, and I think 2GB is the maximum it will accept. The keyboard is small, but it is still very usable; I got used to it in about a week. However, I'm not thrilled with the placement of the right shift key. The screen is short but wide, so I have to scroll vertically, but not horizontally, and the resolution is quite good: 1024x800, I believe. The battery lasts me about 5 hours with normal use, but I think I can stretch it to 6 if I dim my screen more. It charges in about 2.5 hours while being used, and the battery seems like it would last for several days on standby. It is a 6-cell.

    Software:
    So I absolutely hated the OS that the EEE shipped with. It is some hacked-up variant of Xandros, which reminded me of the TI-89 "home" menu or a OLPC menu. I guess it's good if you only want to do 10 things on your computer, but I bought the computer to use its full capabilities, so I bought an 8GB USB stick (I think you'll need at least 2GB), and installed eeeBubuntu http://www.eeebuntu.org/ , which is basically Ubuntu 8.10, but specifically designed for the EEE. This serves me quite well, and I have full access to all of my system now.

    Notes and Warnings:
    First, I don't suggest using this as your ONLY computer. It doesn't have an optical drive, and the screen is too small for certain applications, such as graphic design apps. Second, if you are already a Linux user, I suggest you install your favourite distro on it with the EEE kernel, as you'll get much more out of it. Third, I found that the hardware on these machines is very specific, so some functionality might be flaky. For example, it took a whole week of research to figure out how to edit my xorg.conf to turn off the touchpad's tap-to-click feature. Also, the wireless can be flaky, depending on your network and which programs you use to connect, so while it will work out of the box on most networks, it may pose problems on others, so be aware of this. However, most people I talk to haven't had any problems. Final note: The 40GB SSD is broken into 2 sections: the faster 8GB section and the slower 32GB section. I installed my OS on the 8GB part and put my files on the 32GB part, but the difference is not noticeable. It's suggested that you don't use a journalled file system to reduce writes to the SSD.

    Overall:
    I love this computer because I can take it with me anywhere, and it's quite cute. I struggled to set up a new OS with all the settings on it, but I'm glad I did.
    It is quite inexpensive, and it offers pretty good processing power; I've never had it hang on me for more than 10 seconds, and that's rare. It boots in about 60 seconds....more info
  • I love it -- case/interface is a little cheap, but so's the price
    I was a little disappointed until I put Ubuntu on my new Eee PC. Now that I've installed it, it feels like a real computer.

    Also, the touchpad is a little quirky, the mouse buttons are cheap, the keyboard occasionally double-types keys, and the right shift key is annoyingly placed.

    But for the price, I love it! I chuck it in my backpack and take it to school -- hardly any extra weight. The battery lasts a long, long time. The keyboard is only slightly smaller than a normal keyboard -- it's completely useable. I love it....more info
  • Amazing value - one little bug
    I already own an 4G ASUS Surf, I was so pleased with it that when my son, a high school student, needed a lap top for document processing a second ASUS was a no brainer. If its easy to transport and use you're more likely to use it.

    I also chose it BECAUSE it runs Linux, no endless updates, shut downs and restarts, no constant background programs running, it's simple easy and very intuitive. Starts and shuts down in a flash. Why anyone would want to take something that runs so well and slow it down by using Windows I can't begin to understand.

    Once you teach it to use your home network it will hook up to it every time you power on. I've noticed that if I have trouble connecting it's usually my wireless modem that needs to be power cycled and not a problem with the ASUS. This is a netbook not a desktop replacement, if that is what you are looking for keep looking.

    It's small, sturdy and inexpensive perfect for his needs. I got him the larger 10 inch because he has bigger fingers, and like my Surf it runs right out of the box. Has lots of preloaded software, the type came standard with a PC ten years ago.

    The only thing that disappointed me was that fact that it runs "Star Office" instead of "Open Office" and "Star Office" included on the machine doesn't have a working spell check. This is clearly a common issue that I didn't discover until after I bought the machine and started looking for the fix, but it's a problem with the program and not the machine. This is a real problem when I bought the device for word processing. When I can finally get the machine away from him I'll install "Open Office". Sun is useless in terms of fixing this bug.

    The bottom line

    Pros: Small, light, inexpensive, great battery life, software, zippered case, connects to most printers easily, easy to use and best of all Linux (no Windows! Yea!)

    Cons: "Star Office from Sun" no spell check...more info
  • Excellent small, affordable computer!
    I love this thing. I am an adjunct professor at a local college, teaching Network Security. I pretty much HAVE to have a computer I can carry with me. The problem is that I blew several discs in my back some years back. Even standing for a long time is painful. There was simply no way I could carry the 17" notebook I built (at a cost of $1800) several years ago. The Eee PC saved the day!

    First, it is inexpensive, only a fraction of the price I paid for my other laptop. Second, it is very light, coming in at under 3 pounds! The screen is large enough that my old eyes can see the screen, and my large fingers have no problem typing on the keyboard. I can run all my security software no issues, and after classes, I can come home, rest my back, and watch some TV on FanCast, all without a charge! I get about 4.5 hours with the CPU on its highest setting, watching video and running security programs and presentations. This computer is very powerful for its size and price. Sure, it is no gaming machine, but I didn't buy it for that!

    Two issues I had (not really much of an issue for me). First, the right shift key is in a weird place, but I sight type, so no issue. If you touch type you might want to consider the 1000he which has a better keyboard layout. Second, the installed Linux, while great for non power users of Linux, was simply too limited for me. It was a rather easy transition to Eeebuntu however, and everything works nicely out of the box with it. Eeebuntu had the programs I needed that simply weren't available from the standard Xandros Linux offered. The wireless card is not terribly Linux friendly, so many Linux distros need a lot of work to get it running, but not Eeebuntu or Puppy Linux.

    The SSD drives are nice. It comes with a fast primary 8G drive and a slower secondary 32G drive. Planning on upgrading the 32G drive with a faster Runcore drive. I also upgraded to 2G ram (easily done). The ssd drives are nice, no moving parts to worry about in a portable device.

    I highly recommend this computer. Just be warned that it is a LINUX computer, NOT Windows! While a selling point for me, that might cause some problems for others. Your Windows software will not work (some will work with WINE, but don't count on it). Be committed to learning Linux. It isn't hard nowadays, and Linux can do almost everything Windows can, more in some cases, and all the programs are free, a real bonus!

    Real affordable, and very powerful for the price, with a long battery life! What else do you want in a very portable computing platform?...more info