Product Spotlight – Asus EEE PC

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Asus’ EEE is basically the granddaddy netbook, it wasn’t the first product with the form factor that would eventually come to be the netbooks we know and love today, but there was a time when buying a netbook effectively meant buying an EEE. As a result, the modern EEE PC is a very well refined piece of kit indeed.

Click through to see our page for the EEE PC 1005HA-M :)

Click through to see our page for the EEE PC 1005HA-M 🙂

The EEE also managed to hold a feature or two over the competition, depending on what they are. As much as our country manager, Aaron, loves his Samsung NC10, the fact is that the hard lines that give it its distinctive look aren’t for everyone, and the EEE’s sleek curves and glossy body are a gorgeous alternative, without making any sacrifices on the keyboard, which is different but no less pleasant to use. As another point in its favour, there’s enough or a range that there seems basically to be an EEE PC that suits just about everyone’s tastes and budget.

The EEE 1005HA-M boasts a 10-inch display 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, a 6-cell battery, and a 1.6GHz Intel Atom n270 processor, meaning that its spec is close enough to identical to other netbooks available (including the NC10). It also weighs 1.4Kg, which is around the same as the competition (though around a hundred grams heavier than some).

The big difference is that the EEE 1005HA-M weighs in a fair whack under their cost at the pleasantly low figure of €285 (versus the NC10’s €329).

For those looking for something with a little bit more oomph there’s also the option of going for the EEE 1005HA-H, which weighs in a little more expensive at the €325 mark. It has a body practically identical to the 1005HA-M, but boasts an Intel Atom N280 processor. It might not seem like too big a step up, but there is a noticeably performance increase with the n280 processor.

Click through to see our page for the EEE 1000HD :)

Click through to see our page for the EEE 1000HD 🙂

If you’re not mad on the performance side of things, you can always go for the EEE 1000HD, which boasts mostly the same specifications as the 1005HA listed above, except for the Intel Atom processor, which is replaced by a 900MHz Intel Celeron M-processor 353. For your trouble, the price drops significantly, and you’re talking about €259 for a 10” netbook, which isn’t bad at all, especially for the students out there.

We also offer the 1000HD in white, for those of you who aren’t into your black hardware.

Click through to see our page for the EEE PC 1101HA :)

Click through to see our page for the EEE PC 1101HA 🙂

Finally, for those who are looking for a something a little bigger than the standard 10 inches we tend to see most often in the netbook department, there’s the EEE 1101HA.

The EEE 1101HA was the first of Asus’ EEE PCs to move into the 11.6-inch bracket, and while it might not seem like a massive shift, anyone who’s been using a 9-10-inch netbook for a while will tell you that at those sizes there are times when every little counts… and you can move from ten to eleven inches without compromising mobility too much, but with a noticeable gain in on-screen real estate.

Moreover, for those of you who’ll be interested in media on the device, you’ll be pleased to hear that the display goes up to 1366 x 768, which is quite respectable indeed for an 11.6-inch. Moreover, it boasts an Intel Atom Z520 processor.

On top of everything else, Asus says that the battery will last you around the 9.5 hour mark, and while we expect real-life conditions will see a bit less than that, it’s still impressive 🙂

The Asus EEE PC 1001HA weighs in at €369, which isn’t bad a bad old deal at all, considering what’s in there.

Closing:

Hopefully this has been helpful for those of you who had expressed an interest in picking up an EEE but not knowing which to opt for over the past couple of week as the college season has really started to crank up again. Sorry we didn’t get a chance to get this out the door before school started back, but things have been ferocious busy here.

If you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to shout at us on Twitter (@Komplettie) or drop us a line in the comments section of this blog and we’ll get back to you ASAP 🙂 Have a good day folks.

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