Asus Eee PC 1000HE

I ordered a new little gadget earlier this week that showed up today. I figured a ‘netbook’ would make a great little laptop to use around the house and on my trips to get internet access, without having to lug around my bigger laptop. It would also allow me to get my photos off my memory cards for my camera on longer trips so that I do not run out of space.

I ended up going with the Asus Eee PC 1000HE. Here’s a few of the main specs:

  • Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor
  • 160GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
  • 12GB of DDR2 RAM (667MHz) (I upgraded from 1GB for only $20)
  • 10” WSVGA LED-Backlit 1024 x 600 LCD
  • SD Card Reader
  • Webcam (1.3 MP)
  • Battery: 7.2v 8700mAh 6-cell 63Wh battery (9.5 Hours)
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.0

….and all of that is in a very small package with a very usable keyboard and screen….running Windows XP Home.

The actual size of the netbook is: 10.47” x 7.3” x 1.12-1.50”S

So far I am really enjoying this netbook and think it will work great for me out in the field, as well as around the house.