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ASUS Eee PC 1000 Review - Portable Notebook Review

written by: •edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 11/2/2009

The Eee PC 1000 compact notebook from ASUS is a winner. Read on to learn more.

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    The Eee PC 1000 is a compact and highlight portable notebook that has brings a whole new meaning to mobile internet experience. It’s green and simple and ready to use straight from the box, even for someone who has never used a computer before. You don’t even need a manual.

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    It uses Solid State Disk technology which means it saves energy and runs quietly. It is stable and shockproof so it can be used indoors or outdoors. It is lightweight – under 1kg-so it’s portable for everyone from school kids to the elderly, anywhere from school to vacation. The machine comes equipped with a user-friendly, intuitive graphic interface, so you don’t need instructions. The Eee PC comes with the StarOffice 8 software package that is fully capable of for producing documents and sending emails as well as creating spreadsheets, presentations and databases that are compatible with Microsoft Office.

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    The Eee PC 1000 has a rapid start-up time and the built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g allows you to automatically connect to the Internet at any hotspot. The Solid State Disk guarantees reliable performance and low power use. It boots quickly and produces less heat than the average notebook. The screen has a high quality display with 1,024-by-600-pixel resolution, which is easy on the eyes. With the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine the battery life can last for up to 7.5 hours.

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    Specifications for Eee PC 1000

    Processor - Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz

    Display – 10x10.2 inches

    Operating System – GNU Linux

    SSD Storage – SSD 160GB

    Intel CPU& Chipset – Intel Atom

    Wireless Data WLAN – 802.11n

    Communications - 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0

    Memory – Up to 2GB (DDR2)

    Webcam – 1.3M pixel

    Audio – High definition stereo speakers, digital array microphone

    Ports - 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 RJ45 10/100 Ethernet, 1 analog headphone output, 1 analog microphone input

    Battery – 6 cells – 4.2-7.5 hours

    Weight 1.33kg

    The Eee PC 1000 retails at around $499.