Asus Eee PC 1005HA Review

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Asus Eee PC 1005HA ReviewThe Asus Eee PC 1005HA is a netbook that hails from Asus’ Eee PC Seashell range. It runs on genuine Windows XP Home and has a spots a seashell-inspired design with an opalescent and glossy exterior that is crafted by the innovative in-Mold Roller technology. Not only that, the Asus Eee PC 1005HA Seashell also has sleek curves and smooth lines that go well with its lustrous shell design. The Asus Eee PC 1005HA is ultra slim, measuring only 1 inch thick and is lightweight, weighing merely 1.1 kg. Not only that, it also features a capacious hybrid storage comprising of 160 GB of HDD space and 10 GB of complimentary online Eee Storage. The Asus Eee PC 1005HA comes in White, Black, Pink, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue. Besides that, it also features easy mobile connectivity with built-in 802.11 n and Bluetooth V2.1.

Specifications
The Asus Eee PC 1005HA can operate on either a genuine Windows XP Home operating system that comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 60 day trial or a GNU Linux operating system. It incorporates a 10.1 inch LED Backlight WSVGA screen that has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels with glare-type colour-shine. Not only that, it also incorporates Intel Atom N280/ N270 Intel CPU and chipset. In terms of memory, the Asus Eee PC 1005HA incorporates a 1 GB DDR2 SO-DIMM memory. As for wireless data network, the Asus Eee PC 1005HA supports WLAN 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. There is also a 1.3 mega pixel web camera situated on top of the display. Not only that, the Asus Eee PC 1005HA also has hi-definition audio CODEC, stereo speakers, and a digital array microphone. It operates on a 6 cell 63 Wh Li-ion battery that offers up to 10.5 hours of battery life depending on product model, normal usage conditions and configurations. Alternatively, it can also be powered by a 6-cell 48Wh Li-ion battery that can provide up to 8.5 hours of battery life, or 3-cell 23 Wh Li-ion battery that can provide up to 4 hours of battery life. The Asus Eee PC 1005HA measures 262 mm x 178 mm x 25.9 mm ~ 36.5 mm (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 1.27 kg including the provided 6-cell battery. Additional features include a multi-touch gesture input feature that allows you to easily zoom in and out to view photos or read documents by just moving two fingertips apart or together on the touchpad. Not only that, scrolling windows is made easier by just simultaneously sliding two fingertips up or down the touchpad without the use of a mouse. There is also an ergonomic keyboard that promotes comfort and lessens fatiguing to type on for prolonged periods. In addition to that, it also comes with an additional 10 GB of space on its online Eee Storage which also allows you to share your content with others. The Asus Eee PC 1005HA Seashell also comes with Eee Docking and pre-loaded intuitive software suite which includes Eee Docking for intuitive shortcuts for easy access to digital content, services and useful software, Eee @Vibe to scream or download a variety of exciting digital contents, Eee Sharing to share/ sync messages and data with other Eee PCs, notebooks or desktop PCs without entering into the Internet, Eee Xperience for applications that enhance visual and acoustic performance, and Eee Tools which is a suite of useful tools including Live Update, Parental Control and Font Resizer.

Reviews

“The 1005HA is undoubtedly a member of the expanding Eee PC lineup, and while it’s numbered lower than the aforesaid 1008HA, there are actually a few aspects that we prefer on this model versus its predecessor. Actually, maybe predecessor isn’t the proper term; it’s not like the 1005HA is taking the place of the 1008HA. In fact, we envision them both hanging around on store shelves for some time to come. ” (HotHardware, 2009)

“The new ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell might seem like “just another Eee PC” at first glance, but upon closer examination it’s clear that ASUS has refined their popular line of netbooks with every variation. The Eee PC 1005A is one of the best eveolutions of the Eee PC line so far.” (NotebookReview, 2009)

“Benchmarks were also another strong point for the 1005HA Seashell. In almost all tests, the 1005HA performed slightly faster than its 1000HE predecessor. Both feature an Intel N280 Atom processor that runs 60MHz faster than the other netbooks with the N270 processor. The only test that the 1005HA didn’t come out on top with was our HD Tune test. With only a SATA I hard drive, the max transfer rates were somewhat limited. However… we feel this is completely masked by the fact that we have a cost efficient netbook in our hands that lasts over 10 hours on a single charge! That is what netbooks are all about.” (LegitReviews, 2009)

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