Asus sexes up Eee PC 1000 series
Notebook-style netbook debuts
Asus has sexed-up the 10in end of its Eee PC line with a new-look glossy design it hopes will win buyers who might have otherwise opted for rival netbooks.
Asus' Eee PC 1002HA: catching up with rivals' sexy netbooks?
So, will you please welcome the 1in-thick Eee PC 1002HA, a 1.2kg machine with a more notebook-like look that previous 1000-series Eees.
The design may be different, but the spec's largely the same: 1.6GHz Atom N270, 1 GB of DDR 2 memory, Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 1.3-megapixel webcam, 1024 x 600 screen resolution.
Brushed metal laptop look
The 1002HA comes with a 160GB hard drive and a 4200mAh battery that, Asus claimed, can deliver up to 4.15 hours' runtime, though that's with the processor underclocked to 800MHz, we suspect - a tweak made possible by the Eee's Super Hybrid Engine power conservation tech.
The whole machine measures 264 x 181 x 28mm, with the keyboard measuring 254mm - 92 per cent of standard size.
There's no word yet on pricing or UK availability.
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I'm with Mat
I don't give a f**k about Asus. I only clicked on this Eee PC story to see some nice airbags on a beach. We wuz robbed!
That'd be “improve your English”…
Happy with my EEE
I have an Asus 900 (or possibly 900A, never could figure the diff). After playing with it for a while, I nuked the OS and installed Ubuntu-eee on it. Made life a shyte-load easier, including installing apps (including Windows apps, thanks to WINE).
Only thing missing: a 3G connection. I have a USB modem stick, but the current version of Ubuntu-eee refuses to recognise it. Luckily, I just tested Ubuntu 8.10 on a laptop and found that *it* recognises the modem. So, looking forward to 1/1/09 when Ubuntu-eee 8.10 will be released - my eee will be complete! ^_^
I will then mod it into a book.
They need to.....
Sex up their customer support - it's fucking diabolical.
Absolutely no help for Linux users, terrible WiFi connections because of buggy drivers and you need a degree just to download and install any extra software.
We don't need umpteen eee's - just one that works!
'sexes' up' where?
have you been on the pre-xmas brandy?
where/how has that thing been 'sexed up'? it looks like every other monkey-made aldi-special netbook to me.
hardly a macbook air is it? ( i mean in style, not price!)