There were a couple of drawbacks, notably the trackpad and overall system performance, but in terms of best in class netbook devices, this is one of the top. Log in Don’t have an account? It’s a good-looking, incredibly well-featured netbook at a price that leaves many of the pricier models on test looking distinctly out of touch with reality. We will see later whether we can reach the claimed Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photography and monitor settings. Netbooklive All the above are backed up by the reviews given by the current owners of this device. The utility isn’t going to radically alter your experience, but we certainly won’t fault ASUS for its inclusion.

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The difference between the value proposition of this netbook versus the HA is that Asus sprinkles in a bit more utility with that style on the HA. Products may not be available in all markets. Actual figures may vidfo in real-world situations. It’s pointless, so I just went with Ubuntu which was 9. Actual figures may vary in real-world situations.

Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. You’ll be sacrificing the heralded “Seashell” design and buying a netbook that pretty much looks like every other one, but if glitz and pizzazz don’t matter much to you, we’d argue that the HE could serve your needs for a little less, depending on the deals you find out there.

We have touched base with the mite and clarified the question: It offers a contemporary design, crisp matte display, good build quality and decent battery life compared to the majority of netbooks out there.

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA: Refining the Netbook

The HA is a compromise. CNet As one of the most popular, and critically hailed Netbooks to ever hit store shelves, the Asus HA has been a go-to choice for many shoppers for what seems like forever but in computer industry terms, is actually about six months. Sure, it’s not as impressive as the larger, slightly more powerful Acer Ferrari One, but it’s a great all-rounder and comfortable to use, and it also offers fantastic battery life.


Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. The black netbooks on the other hand… if you like to keep your netbook exterior clean, you’d better plan to carry around a cloth to wipe it down after each use. The downside to this is the larger battery pack that lc such long running times also gives this one of the thickest profiles in the netbook market.

However with Windows fee it runs like crap, cideo sluggish. The other change we see is that the 1005h has a new touchpad, and this isn’t necessarily an improvement either. Due to photographic variables and conditions, actual product appearance may differ from images shown on this site.

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: All specifications are subject to change without notice. If you want to upgrade your hard drive, you will now need to pry apart the chassis after removing additional screws. Techradar Does yet another Saus PC do the brand proud? That said, it isn’t plastered with tape on the inside as is the Eee PC and most folks will never open up their machine to appreciate or not the internal aesthetic. Please, switch aaus ad blockers.

Unless otherwise stated, all performance claims are based on theoretical performance. Although we endeavor to present the most accurate and comprehensive information at the time of publication, we reserve the right to make changes without prior notice. It’s also possible that the LCD panel is different from the panel used in the HE, which may help to account for the improved battery life.


The underclock is better, providing a slight 5. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Still, those looking for long run times and great networking should really check out the new seashell design from ASUS. The new touchpad is part of the casing, with small bumps that help you find the limits of the touchpad area. It maintains the light weight and thin design of the earlier Seashell models, while adding a screen that makes working with it feel much more like using a full-size notebook, all at a price not much higher than its smaller brothers’.

The Asus HA remains one of the best overall Netbooks available, but this model, even with a 3G antenna, is starting to feel a bit long in the tooth.

Asus Eee PC HA – External Reviews

Yes, on paper there’s not much to get excited about with the latest Eee PC since it features the same processor, integrated graphics, and ass inch display seen in almost every netbook, but in this case the whole may indeed be greater than the sum of its parts.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. We only wish that it were easier to access the hard drive– open up the netbook and it’s a cramped mess of cables, circuit boards, ribbon cables and double-sided sticky tape holding the csrd that doesn’t smack of high quality build methods.

It’s so light and compact, you can take it anywhere with you!

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