Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Best Netbooks for Xmax 2009 - Asus EEE PC 1005HA

The EEE PC Seashell 1005HA is again absolute bestseller netbook at Amazon.com. The Seashell models are gaining attractions because of the nicer look and build while getting to the $350 USD price point, with basically no price difference to the "normal" EEE PC 1005HA.
The EEE PC Seashell 1005HA is actually unbeateable at about $350 USD. The major positive points are Windows 7, a 250GB hard disk (while XP netbooks got a max of 160GB), WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth, up to 10.5 battery life and the Atom N280 processor (giving a couple of % more performance).

Some details common to most of the topselling 1005HA:
  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 Processor
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 x SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
  • 10.1" WSVGA 1024x600 LCD Display, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Windows 7 Starter Operating System (32 Bit), *10.5 Hours of Battery Life
To be noted that the EEE PC 1005HA LCD is a bit dimmed by software, done to extend battery life. You can (at your own risk!) put LCD to maximum luminance with the eeectl2 utility.

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