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The latest addition to the Eee PC 1000 series, Asus has focused on providing the best bang for the buck with the 1000HA.

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Pros

larger keyboard and screen improves usability

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160GB HDD allows for much more storage

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much cheaper than the 1000H model

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bigger battery than the 900 series means 6-7 hours of runtime

3 agree

Can access a shared CD/DVD player on another computer over home network

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nearly unlimited storage using shares from other computers over home network - allows great movies with "vlc" movie player,

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screen resolution is user modifiable

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updated with the new chicklet keyboard

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

now over 3 pounds, not as easy to handle and carry as the smaller 900 series

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0.3MP camera, 160GB HDD and Wireless G only vs 1.3MP, 40GB SSD and Wireless N

3 agree

no bluetooth

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10" screen keeps the original resolution of 1024x600

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no pointing stick

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The latest addition to the Eee PC 1000 series, Asus has focused on providing the best bang for the buck with the 1000HA. Featuring the 1000 series' body size (the same as the smaller 7" model), a 10" LED backlit screen with a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, and a 1.6GHz atom processor, the 1000HA comes with a cheaper and more reasonable 160GB 4200rpm hard disk, 1GB of DDR2 memory, standard wireless (B/G), a 1.3MP webcam and a 6 cell battery. Rated at 6-7 hours of runtime, the 1000HA is set to sell for an attractive $429.99 - much more acceptable than the earlier 1000H's price. A 9" version (the 900HA) was also launched at the same time.

In April 2009 the 1000HA was updated to include the new chicklet style keyboard first introduced on the 1000HE. No other modifications were made to the device.

Post Review
ThaiMagic53
11/28/2008 09:20

I have what I think is a very valid complaint. I researched the mini's for a couple of days; most of them. They all have their similarities and differences but I felt the main important consideration is the key board size. So, I finally decided that the Asus Eee PC 1000 HA (without blue tooth) was the one. The reason I strongly felt that it was better than the others is because it's keyboard is a mere 92% smaller than a full sized keyboard (not 80% smaller) and still has the 10 inch screen (as well as the economy price tag). So, I went to Best Buy today and put my hands on it. I was devastated to find a major problem. I was tipped off to the problem in many other blogs and it's true that the right shift key is WAY too far (all the way) to the right with the up arrow on it's left side. (Backwards in my opinion) But what really makes me crazy is that the brilliant minds that laid out the keyboard actually put a quarter-inch plastic spacer to the left of the up key...... Dig it? To the right of the question mark is a big space of plastic (for what reason?) and then the up key then all the way to the end of the row is the shift key It makes no sense at all!! It's like re-arranging the furniture in Helen Keller's home while she's on vacation..... For what; planned aggravation??? Are the designers suggesting that the right shift key is rarely used?? That the up arrow is so much more important so they chose to give the up arrow precedence and make you reach for the shift key? Is it just me?..... Or does anyone else ever capitalize a word on the left half of the keyboard while typing?!!!!! And why would the designer exacerbate the problem and eliminate a quarter inch of very important and dear real estate on a keyboard that is 92% smaller to begin with? THE SOLUTION IS SO DAMMED SIMPLE!! They should have made the space key (which is always wider than a normal key) where the plastic spacer and the up arrow is (which puts it in exactly the correct place, and put the arrow key all the way to the right where it may be used when needed. I have read that maybe it is possible through software to flip the shift and up keys around but you still have the pesky quarter inch spacer that you have to hurdle for no reason!! Their stupidity lost a buyer!!

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