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The Asus Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X straddles the boundary between portable netbook and regular laptop. Although slightly larger and heavier than many of it's competitors, the 1005 boasts features (i.e. screen size, keyboard, battery life) that allows you to actually use it for serious tasks instead of just emailing and messing around on youtube.
After two weeks of use, I've found the 1005 to be a pleasure to use and a great value netbook for the money. If you're looking for a portable mini-laptop that's not just a toy you should check this out.
The 1005HA-PU1X features:
- Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows XP
- Display: 10.1-inch 1024x600 LED-Backlit Widescreen LCD (Color-Shine/Glossy Screen Technology)
- Intel CPU: Intel Atom N280
- Wireless Data Network: WLAN: 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.4GHz n) & Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
- Memory: 1GB DDR-2 (Memory size is upgradable to 2GB)
- Hybrid Storage: 160GB HDD + 10GB Eee Online Storage**
- Camera: 1.3M Pixels
- Audio: Stereo Speakers, High-Definition Audio CODEC, Digital Array Microphones
- Storage Cards: 2-in-1 MMC, SD(SDHC) flash card slot
- Input/Output: 1 x VGA connector, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x LAN RJ-45, 2 x audio jacks: Headphone & Mic-in
- Battery: 10.5 hours* Li-Ion battery.†
- Dimensions: 10.31 (W) x 7.01 (D) x 1.02~1.44 (H) inches
- Weight: 2.81 lbs (with battery)
- Retail: Approx. $380 on Amazon.com with free shipping
Things I didn't like:
- The clamshell lid design flexes a bit
- I wish the screen were a matte finish (instead of gloss) in order to avoid glare
- The textured touchpad takes a little getting used to
This video was shot with a Canon G9 on loan.