So after my laptop went kabloom I went out and ordered the EEE PC 1000he. This laptop makes possible what is called all day computing, or blogging in my case. Even with running WIFI, Webcam, and having the brightness on the third from the lowest setting, the EEE PC 1000he still managed to get 6 and a half hours of blogging time on a single charge.
Reasons I chose the EEE PC 1000he. Two of the biggest factors were the size and the battery life. This thing fits in my small bag, about the size of a book and at the same time seems just large enough to do computing as normal. The keyboard seems easy to type on, especially now that they have redesigned it with the chicklet style keyboard.
Going into battery life, this laptop should last up to at least 9 hours on the most optimal settings. Even with wifi, microphone and webcam I still manage to get 6 and a half hours of charge. This is great for my flights across the Atlantic, allowing me to do the work I really need to, rather than just staring out the window wasting time. EEE PC 1000he gets a plus for productivity.
Now the negatives of the EEE PC 1000he
This pc is by no means a gaming machine. I’ve been able to watch 720p video without a problem, but when it comes to any newer games like Red Alert 3 for example, this pc is not going to do the game justice. Sure with software overclocking this pc can run at 1.8ghz speed, but it is not dual core, something that is required by most games these days.
The other thing is the screen size. It took awhile to get used to seeing less of the screen, but what do you expect with a ten inch widescreen. If you want a netbook, you are going to get portable internet browsing, basic applications, but anything major and you are better off getting something full size.