Asus has the best netbooks
Are you looking for the best Netbook? Then good luck ! There are dozens, if not hundreds to choose from. At the Asus site alone they have around 30 netbooks to choose from. So I will make your life easier. According to PC Mag and PC World the best netbook is the Asus EeePC 1000HE.
Why is it the best? Because it features the first Intel Atom N280 processor a six-cell battery, and a new keyboard, but above all because it is not expensive !
The Asus EeePC 1000HE looks like most other glossy netbooks. It comes in blue or black, like the MSI Wind, Acer Aspire One (10-inch), and Samsung NC10-14GB.
It is heavier than the Aspire One, the MSI Wind, and the NC10-14GB by about 5 ounces.
It also has extended battery life - a vast improvement on the EeePC 1000H.
The mouse buttons have been placed below the touchpad instead of either side of it unlike the HP Mini 2140 and are a lot larger than those of the MSI WInd and the Aspire One.
The "gesture-based touchpad" is a first for a netbook. You can scroll up and down using two fingers and right-click with 3 fingers.
The screen is a a 10-inch LED with a resolution of 1,024 x 600. The keyboard has completely redesigned from the 1000H's, it is around 92% of full size, the same as those on the HP2140 and the NC10-14GB.
It has 3 USB ports, VGA-0ut, a webcam, an Ethernet port, a 4-in-1 card reader, and 802.11n Wi-Fi—standard netbook features. The only real advance compared to other netbooks is built-in Bluetooth.
It is the first netbook with the 1.66-GHz Intel Atom N280 processor.
ASUS has included an overclocking feature, the same as the EeePC 1002HA you can choose between Super Performance, Auto, High Performance, and Power Saving mode via an application key above the keyboard.
The real advantage of the N280 processor is it takes up less space on the motherboard and thus allows the netbook to be slimmer. The 63-Wh battery rating of the 1000HE is higher than the 58-Wh of the Samsung NC10-14GB and the 48-Wh rating of the Dell Mini 12.
Along with all this the Asus EeePC 1000 HE netbook is sold at a reasonable price - around $389.