Tuesday, January 26

Best Netbooks Asus Eee 1005P

Best Netbooks - Asus Eee PC 1005P or 1005PE Any Good?

Asus Eee PC 1005P and 1005PE

Asus Eee PC 1005P
Looking for one of the best netbooks around ? Then take a close look at the Asus Eee PC 1005P or 1005PE. The P stands for Pinetrail, the latest Atom N450 processor and NM10 chipset code from Intel. And this netbook will be exactly what a lot of people are looking for from a netbook. Unfortunately I can't recommend it because of the fact that it ships with Windows 7 Starter Edition - you really need Windows 7 Home Premium if you don't want to run into problems - see here if you want to know why - Windows 7 Home Premium

Apart from the Windows misgivings, Asus has taken what was already one of the best netbooks available, the Asus 1005HA, and revamped it with the new generation Intel Atom 450 processor and added a few more extras too.

The 1005P has a seashell design which makes it look good too.

What do you get for your money ? Well, a 160GB hard drive (250GB for the 1005PE), a 10-inch, 1,024x600-pixel screen and 802.11n Wi-Fi, 3 USB ports and a D-Sub VGA output. You also get a pretty good keyboard.

Asus Eee PC 1005P
The main plus though is the Intel Atom N450 CPU, which looks likely to replace the N270. The advantage with the N450 is that as designers have fond ways of cramming more stuff on chips, the N450 has the memory controller and the graphics processor on the CPU itself, thereby taking up less space and using around 40% less power, which mean sof course longer battery life.

Asus claim that the 1005P battery will run for 14 hours - but I think we all know what that means - 10 -11 hours seems more feasible.

Another drawback is the glossy screen. What is it with glossy screens ? Nobody likes them yet it's hard to find netbooks and laptops that don't have them these days. Who needs reflections of what's behind you ?

Asus Eee PC 1005PE Specifications
1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor
250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage;
1GB DDR2 RAM, 1 SODIMM Slot, 2GB Max
0.3MP Webcam
Chiclet Keyboard;
10.1-Inch Color-Shine 1024X600 WSVGA LCD Display;
802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth Enabled
Windows 7 Starter Operating System; High Capacity 6 Cell Battery
Size : 10.31" x 7.01" x 1.44"
Weight: 2.8 pounds

For further details from Amazon click here - ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE

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