|ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10-Inch Netbook
Netbook Eee PC 1000HE offers unique user experiences. Featuring up to 9.5 hours of battery life, built in high speed connectivity and exclusive 10GB free E storage with 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. Built-in camera ensures users stay in touch with the important ones. User friendly XP pre-loaded. ZBD Guaranteed for best quality LCD. Content includes Eee PC, battery, AC Adapter, Sleeve Case, Manual and Recovery CD.
- Lots of function in this little pc
This little pc has been pretty much exactly what I was looking for. It is quick, highly portable, and gets 8+ hours of battery life. I spent some time uninstalling a lot of the bloat (pre-installed programs) that came with it.
I love how quickly it does its initial boot and finds my wireless internet connection. Other than the funny alignment of the shift and arrow keys, the keyboard seems just fine. The computer is nearly silent.
So why not 5 stars? Well, my first shipment from Amazon arrived DOA. I went to the ASUS website (as I could not find a technical support number anywhere in the manual) and filled out the problem report form. I got a reference number and was told to call a phone number for assistance. When I called the number, I was routed through an extensive menu system and finally placed on hold. The guy who finally answered refused to take the reference number I had received online, telling me that ASUS has no way of bringing up that information. When I described the computer's problem (blue screen of death about 30 seconds after boot up, followed by a prompt to insert the boot device), he laughed and told me there was nothing he could do to help and I had to return it where I got it. So, a quick phone call with Amazon had another one on the way (5+ stars for Amazon customer service). The new one works just fine, but I pity anyone who needs to contact ASUS customer service....more info
- Energizer Bunny Laptop
Unplugged & downloading software from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and still 2 hours left on the battery!
I received this laptop just in time for an all day executive committee meeting. Luckily I didn't have to take many notes so I spent the majority of the time downloading software (from the Internet since I don't have an external DVD yet). As all others scrambled for outlets and fussed with cords, my little computer was zipping away cord-free for the entire meeting. As usual, I had several screens up and was downloading documents so I thought for sure it would need a charge soon. I was wrong! I'm so impressed with this computer....more info
- Great Hardward/Poor OS Pairing
I have been using my Eee PC 1000 HE for 2 weeks now. My key product requirements for a netbook were easy open support for music, email, Internet, and chat. The first week, I utilized the factory configuration with Windows XP Home Edition.
I have to admit that I was disappointed with the overall system performance and had begun to have buyers remorse. I thought maybe I had been seduced by the netbook marketing hype and really needed a more powerful laptop. Then I did a little online research and decided to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix.
All I can say is WOW! What a huge difference in performance and ease of use. I think Asus should really consider Ubuntu Netbook Remix as their standard for the Eee PC line instead of Windows XP. My performance issues are gone and everything just works. Plus the interface is very sharp and video/sound quality are superb. The only thing technical tweaks required were to enable the camera & blue tooth hardware in the bios. If you own a netbook and have the factory recovery CD, you really need to give Ubuntu a try. It will allow you harness all of the performance that is in the spec. You have nothing to lose but the installation time and time to orient yourself with the new OS ennvironment & software....more info
- Great machine, but get the HE
I love my Eee HA--no complaints whatsoever--but just 2-3 weeks after I bought it Asus came out with the HE, which is basically the HA with Bluetooth, a 9.5 hr battery (the HA has a 7 hr battery), and they fixed the terrible placement of the right hand Shift key with the HE.... That said, my HA has been a workhorse on the road, and I use it in place of my old desktop PC at home when I connect it to an exterior monitor and keyboard. The 10 inch Asus netbooks are a ton of computer for the money... and it weighs just a little over 3 lbs. (I'm a musician and travel constantly. What a relief to shed 3+ lbs of carry on weight!) BTW I dropped my Eee on a hard floor last week and NO damage was done. Amazing. Oh yeah, no need to buy a soft case because it comes with one that'll do fine if it's going in your briefcase or backpack....more info
- Bad luck!
This is one of the best netbooks in the market, but mine came DOA, It had a noisy clacking sound, coming from the hard dive, and then it began to reboot randomly.
I send it back for a refund, I think ill buy a 1005ha when it comes out.>>...more info
- Asus Eee PC
Owned this unit since April.
It did everything they promised.
Blue tooth synced perfectly with other units.
Start up and usage was quick and efficient.
Much more on this mini PC than I expected considering the price and size.
No need for a laptop if you just want to use the internet, email and a few other programs.
Very quick startup and shut down.
Only problems were a red line running down the screen which has pretty much disappeared after using for a bit and resolution is not the greatest and sound is not going to be loud enough to hear across the room. Need laptop for that.
My family refers to it as "my little laptop" because they say it's too small for them to use (males) but the minute I leave the room, they are using it.
Doesn't give off the heat as a regular lap top which is a big plus. Carrying it around is a breeze as it's the size of a hard cover book.
You can even fit this into a large purse so going through the airport will be a breeze and a back saver.
Long battery life so you can take from room to room without worrying about the battery dying.
Great for placing on the kitchen counter if you need a recipe because the internet is fast and it's small and lightweight and doesn't take up a lot of space.
Great Unit for the Price.
- Not as Expected
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) Black
Received netbook and after powering it on found that the Eee Storage did not work. Read instructions, still no luck. Error message indicated Unable to locate Eee Storage Server. Called ASUS. They were clueless. The person I talked with was suppose to be the supervisor (I doubt it). IE crashed multiple times while surfing the internet. Returned Netbook. Falsely advertised....more info
- Best Netbook out there!
After reading all the good things about the Netbook, I had to get it.
First, it is lightweight and portable. Some sacrafices are made for this size. There is no DVD drive or number pad on this unit. If you need those items, go for a much larger Notebook. That being said, this Netbook is great! Yes, I did install the 2 GB of 667Mhz memory. That was one easy upgrade. Next, I wanted to see how it worked on a newer version of Windows so I installed Windows 7 on the second partition "D" drive. The 160 GB hard drive is already split in two so I figured that was perfect for my test. The best thing is, you don't need an external DVD drive to install the OS. You just download Magic Disc,
( http://www.magiciso.com/index.htm ) and it will make a virtual DVD drive for you. Then mount the iso on the virtual DVD drive and install! Very easy. I haven't tried to mount a DVD movie on there yet but I think it will work. Just need an 8GB Flash drive to transfer it.
Anyway, I love the keyboard and controls. Not worried about fingerprints on the outside. This Netbook is a "Take anywhere you go" unit that is very fast and portable. Well worth every dollar. Runs Windows XP and Windows 7 RC like a charm with no problems. One thing to do is if you run it without an ac adaptor, the backlight will go down and make it hard to see. Just press fn plus F6 and it will lighten up as you wish. I highly recomend this unit.
- Very Good
Very handy, nice keyboard, battery lasts forever(I have used for more than 7h without recharging it). It is much more than a netbook, it is still better than some notebooks. Very good option for people who is looking for a small laptop. The screen could be a litle bigger, but it is not bad. ...more info
- nice versatility
great lightweight versatile pc. it's got enough performance with the upgraded ram to run most programs short of intense games or massive data plotting programs. good for coffee shops, lectures, and sitting in your living room....more info
- It was a presn to my daughter in law, she is delighted
I see my daughter in law as a kid playing any minute she can with her new notebook, She is learning quickly to use it! My son is helping. It is her first....more info
- It runs Windows 7!!
I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this netbook, and it was the only one at this price that was anywhere near as full-featured. I ordered a 2GB memory stick at the same time, which I highly recommend - I installed the memory before ever turning it on. After having it for about a week, I decided, for the fun of it, to install Windows 7 on the secondary partition. I downloaded MagicISO, mounted the image of Win7, and ran the install, not expecting it to be as easy as it was. It did need a few drivers, but that's to be expected. What I didn't expect, even with all my research, was just how awesome this little computer would be - it looks like a beautiful, stylish little fun thing, but inside is a serious computer dual booting with a beta version of Windows and running PS Elements with no problems. And the keyboard! I love the keyboard! It's got such an intuitive layout and a really sweet feel - usually on unfamiliar laptops I fumble around, but this is just perfect.
What I love about the 1000HE:
- it's gorgeous (especially in blue)
- the screen is clear and bright
- excellent balance between power and battery life
- enough hard drive space to easily run dual boot
- the keyboard!!
- fits in my purse
- runs software I didn't expect it to run
- people come up to me and ask me about it because it's really sweet-looking, and are always impressed when I tell them the specs and what it'll do
- quiet, cool, excellent fit & finish - has a real quality feel to it. feels a lot more expensive than it is :)
What I don't love about it:
- nothing, really.
In a perfect world:
- I might wish for illuminated keys, but the keyboard's intuitive enough that I don't really need to see it in the dark. ...more info
- what's diff in ASUS 1000HE and ASUS 1008HA
i need help.
is the Asus 1008HA newer than the Asus 1000HE?
and what is an Asus 1005HA?
which is newer?
i really want to get the newest and best, if i can.
looks to me like the Asus 1008HA costs more.
please help....more info
- Deffective/Does Not Work
I bought this brand new. I booted it for the first time and it said, "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." I called tech support and they could not diagnose the problem." They told me either I have to send it in for repair or try to return it to Amazon. What a mess. I'm not buying an Asus again. I'm a huge fan of Mac's, but if I buy another netbook it will probably be an HP. ...more info
- Product quality
The battery life is very good, but the scroll pad left/right click are to stiff, my tumb got so sore only in a short while, also sometime it made clicking noise and hung up, I had to turned off by pushed and hold down the power button, after restarting it worked fine, so I still don't know what is wrong with it. ...more info
- ASUS Eee PC
Machine worked perfectly out of the box. Found the Bluetooth a problem using a Microsoft Notebook 5000 BT mouse. It stopped working and when I called tech support they didn't have much to offer. The mouse worked on an Apple laptop. Finally returned the mouse to Frys and with my Eee PC in hand I found a MS 5000 that worked. 95% of my computer use is leisure: web surfing, IM'ing, email etc. This Is a perfect little unit for my needs. It does everything my Dell laptop does save for having the ability to run as many apps. simultaneously. In Battery saver mode I can turn it on at 8am and run till 11pm. Comes out of sleep mode with the press of two keys. With its small footprint and light weight and cool running, I find myself taking it with me just to find the WIFI spots.
Fun machine, I'd buy it again and have recommended it to friends. ...more info
- Great netbook, not so great ASUS website
I've been watching the blogs on the ASUS 1000 HE and the Samsung NC 10 comparison since I believe these two are the best choices in the netbook world. I will post this to those discussions plus the one on the 1000 HE to kill 3 birds with one stone (or post).
The netbook in general is a great idea for me. The ASUS 1000 HE is my first portable computer and is the one I decided on between it and the NC 10. You can't really go wrong with either of these machines and your selection will be based on personal preferences important to you. Netbooks are a good idea because they are light, small, handy to carry around, come with something other than Vista, don't have a disc drive (you really don't need or want these in a portable computer) and yet can do everything most people would want a portable computer to do. Nowadays many programs are downloaded from the internet, so the disc drive is unnecessary. Likewise, you can download a program from a disc saved into your main computer on a wireless network and download from it wirelessly into the little netbook. And you can watch movies from an SD card or temporarily store it in the other side of the partitioned hard drive. So why did I pick the ASUS.
I was sold on the following traits of the 1000 HE:
1) Slightly longer rated battery life. If it doesn't work, it doesn't matter how well it works.
2) Slightly more rounded corners of the case for handling it on transport.
3) Really neat track pad features using the Elantech software. I've heard you can download something similar for the Samsung however.
4) EeePC family resources with so many users of this type of machine. The Samsung family is growing though.
There are negatives about ASUS computers of course but it seems to center more on their customer service. If you go to the Samsung website and plug in the search for information on the NC 10 in less than a minute you get to a list of information, see here:
A question I had regarding the recommended RAM type to upgrade my 1000 HE to 2 Gigs is answered for the Samsung by clicking on the FAQ menu and clicking the No. 1 question, "Can I upgrade the memory (RAM) on my mini-notebook?". Here a window comes up that answers the question about voiding the warranty and a list of RAM appropriate for the various Samsung netbooks. In addition there are answers to the question of voiding the warranty on a hard drive upgrade as well as many other FAQ's. Going to the ASUS site and looking for the FAQ's on the 1000 HE brings up this:
There is one question called, "When using Windows Movie Maker, the recorded video may not synchronize with audio, how to resolve this problem?".
This is pitiful. The only way I could find out what RAM to use was through the Crucial site since theirs is the RAM I purchased. I could never find an official word from ASUS. Nor could I find out about voiding the warranty with RAM replacement directly from ASUS. Oh, sure the blog site on the main ASUS website had unofficial people ready to tell me that the warranty was not voided, but that doesn't exactly blow my skirt up. You would think that they would want people to know what type of RAM to order with the machine since nearly everyone buys this upgrade and how it effects the warranty. I only shudder to think what may happen if I really need support if something goes wrong. Fortunately it seems like a very stout piece of equipment.
The small right shift key was a real worry when I ordered the 1000 HE. However, it is very well placed on this machine and has not been a bother at all, but I almost bought the Samsung for this reason alone. Notice how ASUS has made the new 1008 with a normal sized RSK undoubtedly hearing the complaints on various blogs. Perhaps they can listen to this blog and get with it on making their support website a more useful place for owners and prospective owners to get information.
Aside from all that website non-sense, I really like this machine and the whole netbook experience. I've only had it about 2 weeks so I may have more to say later. I hope this helps with your choice....more info
- ASUS EEPC 1000HE
This NetBook is Great for a travel! I upgraded the ram to 2 gig, and installed all the programs I normally use. When unplugged from power it slows down the processor speed to conserve battery power. I really like the battery power indicator and have yet to run out of power while using the system.
The battery charged pretty quickly the first time, and the PC is lightweight. The keyboard is far better than I expected, and the screen is good.
I was a little nervous about the screen size and seeing everything I wanted to see in a size I could read, but I can read it just fine. The extra inch of screen size makes a big difference between this computer and the Aspire One. I found the Aspire One to be hard for me to read.
Was happy that it didn't come loaded up with a bunch of promo software that I'd just have to uninstall.
Also, I booted Linux off the USB port using a USB memory stick, and I really like the SD memory card slot for which I bought a class 6 8 gig SD card. It runs the fastest SD card available. I could have purchased the largest and fastest SD card available and it would run it.
I found also the wireless worked fine and at the same distances an internal card in a desktop pc would. It has Bluetooth, which I haven't used yet but given the fact that everything else has worked so well I don't have any fears that the Bluetooth would disappoint me.
So over all I'd without hesitation recommend this computer to anyone who needs portability in a computer.
- Good things come in small packages...
I use the ASUS PC 1000HE mostly for travel. It beats lugging around a full size laptop and with the extended battery life I am not constantly on the lookout for a plug-in.
It does take a little getting used to the small screen and keyboard but I expected it and in no time I adapted to it. When using the ASUS for a lengthly time and there is a larger monitor available I connect to it and that solves the small screen issue.
I have had no problems with my 1000HE. I do forget sometimes that it doesn't have a cd/dvd drive such as when I was going to load Office 2007. However, a quick trip to Comp USA for an inexpensive external drive fixed that.
To sum it up, it is exactly what it appears to be. I am extremely happy with the purchase and feel that I made a great decision in buying this
computer for it fits my needs very well.
- Good netbook better than the acer
If you are looking at this review you are most likely trying to compare it to the acer with similar specs, Between my immediate family and myself we have 3diffrent netbook models. We have the acer150, the asus 1000ee, and an HP mini 2140, which in my opinion is the best simply because the keyboard is the biggest and it feels more solid than the others. The asus is probably one of the best values for your money, the asus's keyboard is better than the acer's keyboard, but it is still not a full sized keyboard,(the asus button style is similar to a macintosh keyboard) the touchpad on the asus is better as well I fell it is more responsive. The one flaw with the asus is that the acer appears to have a better screen, it just looks more crisp. The asus is slightly larger but it is to your benefit because it makes the keyboard easier to use. If I had to pick between the acer150 and the asus ee machine, the asus would win. However if you are looking for something a little better in my opinion check out the hp2140 it has a solid aluminum case and certain setups of it come with 2 gigs of ram already in it so there is no need to upgrade, and the keyboard is hands down the best compared to the other two. The only flaw is the screen on it is not as good because of an odd number for the screen resolution but overall I like it the most.
Hope this helps and good luck ...more info
- Great Job!
It is a wonderful computer for the price. It does everything I expected and more. I simply wanted it for notetaking and research for school. It is very reliable and starts quickly. A few of the complaints that I have read are trivial things such as firm mousepad buttons or the lack of a glass screen. Seriously though, it only costs under 400. What else do you people want?...more info
- 9.5 hours on battery is possible with EEE PC, upgrade ram first
Great little computer. Upgraded to 2gb ram before installing my software, but for $20 it was an easy choice and super easy job (must update BIOS to see 2gb in system info).
I do recommend "sharing" your optical drive on a networked computer for software installs, but any usb optical drive can plug in easily too.
My packaging through J&R had popped airbags so the inner PC box was slammed around a bit, but I never would have known if someone else opened it for me. Keyboard size is a bit smaller, but easy to adjust to with extended use. Screen size is more of an adjustment if you're used to large/wide screens. My only reason to rate it down is that I would like to see more resolution options from the video card. Buyers should be aware in this PC segment already though.
I have yet to save and run movies. Streaming and wireless are as fast as your network....more info
- Surprise, AZ
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) Blue]
Lovin-it! I initially thought it might be hard to get used to the size of the smaller keyboard, but after using it for a while, I got used to it. The screen is very clear and brilliant and looks like an HD-TV. This is my second try with the Netbook. The first one (1000HA) arrived damaged but I had no problem getting a refund. I have only had the 1000HE a little less than a month but I can only give it rave reviews up to this point. The battery life is better than the battery life in my Toshiba Qosmio lap top. On my lap top I get about 2 hours. On My ASUS I get about 8 hours. I have not been able to get the back open to replace the memory from 1 gig to 2 gigs but it runs pretty fast without the additional memory. I did purchase the Samsung external CD/DVD Writer as well since the Netbooks do not come with a built-in DVD-Writer. So far everything is working well....more info
- Great lil computer
This is the best portable computer I ever used in my life!!
Battery life rocks. It Performs very well to my needs. I can bring up my entire office apps. Microsoft office , outlook, remedy client. even my Cisco softphone works very well.
Side note: for the Cisco communicator(softphone) to work very well, you need to select the "super performance option" otherwise the sound quality is not good.
The built in bluetooth is great, so I can use my blackberry as a modem to get internet connectivity while I am not home...more info
- You can't beat the price
I bought this for my visiting mother-in-law for her to play Chinese stocks while everyone else is asleep, she is not very technically savvy, so I wouldn't want her to mess up with my own laptop and our desktop is on the 2nd floor where our bedroom is. So far it has worked great, its wifi works flawlessly, the size and the weight is just about right, the only thing she is not very happy with is the XP English version, otherwise she would take it back to China....more info
- ASUS EeePC
I bought the EeePC to use when traveling. I got tired of having to go to the cities' library and wait to use their machines. This PC rocks!!!! It is so easy to use. I especially like how fast it responds. Never having used a netbook before I'm still getting used to the light touch. I would highly recommend ASUS to anyone who wants a light, fast machine that doesn't take a 2 pound manual to learn to use....more info
- Exactly as I hoped it would be
I received my new Asus EEE1000HE last week and so far am very pleased.
It is almost as fast as my larger Lenovo T42 laptop, but has even more hard drive memory. I will be taking this with on long distance motorcycle trips with very little room to pack a bigger laptop,and will now be able to do a little work when I get free time. The battery life is exceptionally good even with the bluetooth and the webcam turned on. The keyboard is a comfortable size and easy to operate, though the trackpad buttons are a little stiff.
If you are looking for a good portable computer, I recommend the Asus EEE 1000HE.
I will be installing a 2 gig ram, soon, but it works well as it came out of the box....more info
- A quality little netbook inside crappy packaging
This little netbook is everything I need. Lightweight, small, nice screen and tremendous battery life. Echoing everyone's review, buy it.
But not from this website.
They shipped, again, an expensive piece of computer equipment with no packing material. None. No peanuts, no air bags, no crumpled up old newspaper, no bubble wrap, no closed cell foam, no nothing. It was the factory packed netbook, a stick of memory, in a big empty box. Everything was left to smash around inside the cardboard box during shipping. I've emailed and talked to customer service. Their response..."Oh sorry, we'll try to do better next time...blah blah blah."
This is the exact same way they shipped a $300 Archos PVP two years ago. Nothing has changed in the shipping department.
For a few dollars more, purchase from a website that actually uses packing material. FYI...more info
- One of the best of its class!
I did intensive internet study before buying, and this winner is what I finally picked. The keyboard is far better than the competition, and the battery life is outstanding. The ASUS quality is excellent for a PC at this price range. Highly recommended! ...more info
- It survived a SIX FOOT DROP....
...with only a minor cosmetic injury. That, in itself, speaks to the quality of how this machine was built. (For those of you who are wondering, I was stupidly holding the open machine high above my head with one hand to prevent my toddler from getting her sticky paws all over it when it slipped out of my hand and hit the floor. It lost a plastic corner of the lid, but is otherwise intact and okay. I'm sure my toddler figures that it serves me right, LOL.)
I love the idea of a netbook. It's ultra-portable at an ultra-reasonable price point--especially for those of us who use the computer mainly to surf the web or for basic word processing functions. The screen is smaller than I'd prefer, but it's a trade off for its portability and affordability, I suppose. I'm a touch-typist and I have gotten along reasonably with the keyboard, though I'm constantly hitting the wrong keys and the mouse keeps moving to another part of the document inexplicably. So I'm not thrilled with that. However, Asus has done an amazing job with the touchpad. I thought I'd be annoyed with how small it was, but after I got used to the uber-sophisticated touchpad software, I was able to do a range of mouse functions using 1, 2, and 3 finger motions and taps on the touch-pad. The left click mouse button was extremely hard to depress for the first few weeks of owning this machine and I hated it with a vengeance, but it's gotten easier to push.
Upon other reviewers' recommendations, I installed an additional 2 GB of RAM for 25 bucks which was super easy to put in. (Just remember to restart your computer after installing and keep pushing F2. Once you get to the system settings, press F10 to accept the setting in BIOS.) I find that my Asus works as fast and as well as the Dell laptop that I replaced.
The Asus also comes with Star Office pre-installed, which takes a little getting used to if you're accustomed to Microsoft Office, but it works just fine. My biggest complaint is that the speakers on the Asus stinks. It's very quiet even in a silent home, almost impossible to hear when there's ambient noise. Headphones are almost always a must. I thought my husband's Apple MacBook had bad speakers, but the Asus is worse.
But if you don't have sophisticated needs, I find that this netbook more than amply meets them. I highly recommend it!...more info