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ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Turns out to be The Best Netbook in the Market Today

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  1. malware New Member

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    ASUS, inventor and innovator of the widely acclaimed Eee PC, is proud to announce that the Eee PC 1000HE has been recognized by consumers and prominent media outlets as the best ultra-mobile Internet device in the market today. In the United States alone, the soon-to-be released Eee PC 1000HE is already ranked among the top three most desired gadgets on Amazon.com, and pre-orders have been steadily increasing. This phenomenal reception of the Eee PC 1000HE is due to the incorporation of several technological innovations that provide users with a highly dependable and long-lasting ultra mobile internet device capable of up to 9.5 hours of battery life. This has resulted in an increasing share in the minds of US consumers today.

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    Meteoric Rise to the Top—Eee PC 1000 Series Amongst Top Positions on Amazon.com
    The Eee PC 1000HE is still on pre-order in the United States via Amazon.com, but reviews of it thus far have been highly favorable. As of February 18th, the Eee PC 1000HE is ranked amongst the top three most desired gadgets on Amazon.com. A PC Magazine review said, “The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE is the best netbook package that money can buy right now”, while PC World has been quoted as saying that the Eee PC 1000HE is “A smart netbook that not only gets the design right -- and it´s priced to move”. Reviews from other media also proved highly favorable, with NotebookReview.com saying that the Eee PC 1000HE is “the greatest out of any netbook we have reviewed”. Computer Shopper added “The best Eee PC yet, Asus[sic] has tweaked the 1000HE to near-perfection”. These are just some of the responses that reflect the success of the Eee PC 1000HE, defining it as the best mobile computing companion, as well as the perfect gift for friends and family members.

    All-day Computing with User-Centric Innovations and 9.5* Hours of Battery Life
    Boasting a pearl white, black, pink, blue or gold Infusion finish on its glossy LCD lid, the Eee PC 1000HE is powered by an energy-efficient Intel Atom processor. ASUS’ exclusive Super Hybrid Engine (S.H.E) offers users a choice between performance and power conservation modes, allowing them to make adjustments to suit their prevailing usage and in doing so reduce power expenditure by up to 15%—enabling up to an astonishing 9.5 hours of continuous computing. A 160GB hard disk drive provides ample storage for the user’s media collection while 10GB of online Eee Storage provides users with access to their documents anywhere, anytime. A 10-inch LED backlit WSVGA LCD provides ample screen real estate for documents and multimedia, while a ‘Chiclet’ keyboard provides users with wider gaps between keycaps to minimize errors. The keyboard is 92% the size of a conventional desktop keyboard for better ergonomics. A multi-touch touchpad allows users to intuitively zoom in or out of pictures, or navigate up and down pages. Equipped with 802.11n draft wireless connectivity, users can surf the Internet or download emails at higher speeds.

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  2. lemonadesoda

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    But you can't buy it... just pre-order it. And what exactly does the term "Best package" mean? Nicest, most colourful box of promises?

    And how about a more objective set of criteria to define "best"? Let's try these:

    1./ Screen resolution and quality
    2./ Keyboard
    3./ Non-refection, ease of readability
    4./ Battery life
    5./ Ports, esp. ease of hooking up to external display for TV or presentations
    6./ Weight
    7./ Upgradability, esp. mem
    8./ Warranty
    9./ Other features

    On those criteria, every COMPARATIVE review I have seen comes up with the SAMSUNG NC10 as the BEST.

    Now, I do like the NC10, and it would be my choice of netbook. But I also like ASUS and they did get out to market first. BUT, at least I am ready to define "best" rather than handing out the compliment nilly-willy.

    In the last 12 months, a new industry has been born: advertising and marketing copy for internet forums... full of spin, written to a very different quality and accuracy than 24 months ago (just take a look even here on TPU), and now "testimonial based false truths" are becoming prevelant in this advertising copy.

    It goes like this:

    We hired a PR firm to hand out free stickers, popcorn and noodles to 5 people in a shop, with the "company logo" on it. We then showed these 5 people a colourful box containing the said product with a bumper sticker saying "free noodle coupons". We then asked these 5 people if they think that "said company" has the best product. They all say "Hell ya, give me the noodles". Therefore consumers say we have the best product. QED. :shadedshu
     
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    what do i learn from this?
    i like noodles!
    don't buy noodles!
     
  4. jagass New Member

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    Thanks for the info...Nice for them...lol
     
  5. scorpionro New Member

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    Had to make an account just to say this ...
    1. The resolution is the same (1024x600); about the quality I am not sure and I'd guess you can't know either since you mentioned that the ASUS can only be pre-ordered, so I think you don't have one to compare to the NC10
    2. What makes the samsung keyboard better ? The anti-bacterial treatment perhaps ? I used both eeePC 901 and 1000 and while their keyboards aren't exactly confy (I actually don't like notebook keyboards and that includes keyboards from 15"-17" inch notebooks as well), I can't say they are bad at all (especially the 1000 one) and the 1000HE has an updated keyboard which is said to be better than the older ones
    3. The ASUS screen aren't really reflective and they have anti-glare treatment, just like the Samsung NC10 has and according to previews the 1000HE has an excelent screen (better than the ones that the older generation used)
    4. Battery life is clearly in favor of the ASUS, by quite a margin
    5. Both have 3 USB2.0, one VGA port, a card reader supporting only SD / MMC /SDHC, headphones & microphone ports and one RJ-45; no difference that I can see there
    6. The ASUS is heavier by 120g, but also packs a beefier battery, so I'd guess that with the same type of battery they'd both have the same weight
    7. Both have a single mem. slot which is just as easily upgraded and the size is limited by the chipset to 2G
    8. 2 years for ASUS, 1 year for Samsung; I'd say the ASUS warranty is better
    9. What other features ? The ASUS has a faster CPU (the difference is small, but it is faster), faster memory support (again small difference in real world, but faster), support for draft-N (not a big difference since it uses a 1T2R chipset)
     
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    You forgot that the Asus has two mouse buttons, while the samsung has only one, a big issue for users.
     
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    The 6600mAH battery claims to run up to 5 hours, but average people will get 3 hours top due to EPC being a netbook. This 8700mAH battery can probably provide 5 hours top. But it's still good and the best.
     
  8. lemonadesoda

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    Not interested in the details... but am glad that you adopted a more objective approach to qualifying something as "best" rather than just tenuously saying consumers say so - even though there are NO consumers who actually have one... That's the point of my post. I personally dont care which is "best", but, you can just throw around an assessment of "best" without determining and communicating the criteria of judgement.
     
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    huh are you sure? I ordered mine and it should be coming next week.
    Some EEEuser members have received theirs and posted hands-ons.
     
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    My 1000H has brought me many enjoyable hours of quake3 tournament......ah nothing like letting people know they were fragged by a netbook.

    and for the battery, I can sit on the couch and post comments from 4pm to 11pm on a single charge.

    I do wish the screen resolution was higher.
     
  11. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    BBY caries the 1000HE in stores 6 cell battery and 160GB HDD+10GB SSD which i kinda like i would get it over the sammy netbook
     

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