Best Netbook in the market: Asus Eee PC 1005HA

Best netbook in the market: Asus Eee PC 1005HA

What is the best netbook on the market right now? Probably there will be lot of choices with different brands deemed with a normal Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 16GB or larger SSD drive, with Windows XP and Bluetooth. So how we find the best netbook?

The information we gathered leads us to only one brand and device, the innovator of Eee PC technology, as we all know Asus with its seashell inspired Asus Eee PC 1005HA.

“Seemingly crafted by nature itself, the Eee PC™ Seashell draws its inspiration from seashells and its opalescent and glossy exterior is crafted by the innovative in-Mold Roller technology. It’s so light and compact, you can take it anywhere with you! And with sleek curves and smooth lines hugging its lustrous shell, the Eee PC™ Seashell will easily charm passers-by wherever it goes.”

Specification:

  • Intel® Atom™ N280/ N270
  • 10.1″ LED Backlight WSVGA Screen (1024×600)
  • Genuine Windows® XP Home or GNU Linux
  • 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM
  • 160GB HDD with 10GB Eee Storage
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth2.1 + EDR
  • 1.3M Pixel / 0.3M Pixel

Input / Output:

  • 1 x VGA Port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x LAN RJ-45
  • 2 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in)
  • Card Reader: MMC/ SD(SDHC)

Dimensions: 262mm(W) x 178mm(D) x 25.9mm~ 36.5mm(H)
Weight: 1.27Kg (with 6-Cell Battery)
1.1Kg (with3-Cell Battery)

Price: $329.99

Available in White, Black, Pink and Blue color variant and hyped with 10.5 hours in 6-Cell 63Wh Li-ion Battery, (8.5 hrs, 6-Cell 48Wh Li-ion Battery, 4 hrs, 3-Cell 23Wh Li-ion Battery) you can enjoy a whole day surfing with ease.

So how’s the seashell’s performance among other tough competition? Aside from stunning battery life (10.5hrs) and specs, this device lies in the top and bestselling netbooks on Amazon for two months now, suggesting the idea that it is the number one choice of consumers in the mini-laptop range.

Let us now dig down deep with some reliable review points of CNET, LaptopMag and TestFreaks. Here are the quick review pros and cons for Asus Eee PC 1005HA.

TestFreaks give it a stunning 9.7 freak score based on 10 expert and 15 user reviews from 17 countries. Asus Eee PC 1005HA is also seated in the top in netbook ratings at TestFreaks.

CNET make an impressive overall score of 8.4 equivalents to a four stars Editor’s excellent rating.

The good: Sleek, attractive design; lower price; amazing battery.
The bad: Thicker and heavier than the previous model; still near the upper end of the Netbook price range.
The bottom line: Asus hits nearly all the marks in the 1005HA, the latest version of its iconic Eee PC, highlighted by a 6-hour-plus battery life.

LaptopMag gives same four stars with applauding excellent rating.

Pros
Nearly 9 hours of runtime

  • Attractive chassis
  • Compelling software
  • Spacious keyboard

Cons

  • Lid smudges quickly
  • Somewhat thick for a netbook
  • Fan can get loud

If somehow you have experienced the shoreline with seashell 1005HA, you can drop something to prove us right at the comment form.

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