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NbC: Asus Eee PC 1000HE Unboxing

April 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm


Asus Eee PC 1000HEAsus kindly sent us an Eee PC 1000HE to put through its paces. We are hoping to have a full review up in a week or so, but in the meantime we thought we’d share our unboxing of the 1000HE.

We were sent a white model and it certainly looks attractive with its glossy white lid. The 1000HE is almost identical to the 1000H but has a faster CPU (1.66GHz N280 Atom versus the 1.6GHz N270 Atom in the 1000H), a chiclet keyboard and better battery life (9.5 hrs versus 7 hours for the 1000H).

We’ll be doing the full range of battery, HDD and CPU tests that you would expect over the next few days. If there are any questions you’d like answered, feel free to ask away in the comments section and we’ll do our best to answer them. Click through for a full gallery of photos.

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

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11 Responses to “NbC: Asus Eee PC 1000HE Unboxing”

  1. Igor said:
    April 12th, 2009 6:25 PM

    I picked up this model in HK last week and so far I really like it. Got the black version and upgraded the ram to 2 GB and had the english version of XP installed (did not care much for the chinese version). Paid 3880 HK Dollars which is around 375 EUR.

    So far installed OpenOffice, AVG, VLC. Everything runs fine even when i work in Powersaving mode. The multi use trackpad is not much to my liking but it is nice that you can turn off the individual functions which I did apart from the scrolling one.

    The keyboard bounces a bit but not an issue. I will get another case for it as the one that you get in the box is not very sexy.

    I am looking forward to your findings!

  2. Chase said:
    April 12th, 2009 6:26 PM

    Wow, this website is being recognized by Asus. WICKED!

  3. Jet Sun said:
    April 13th, 2009 1:18 PM

    Initial impressions are of a very well built netbook. It feels solid and there is hardly any creaking in the chassis itself. However, the keyboard does suffer from quite a bit of flex, which ruins the illusion somewhat. In saying that, typing is still comfortable with the spacing between keys helping a lot here.

    I do agree with the case though, it seems to be a bit of a dust magnet. Not something you really need in a case!

  4. Igor said:
    April 14th, 2009 1:15 PM

    Hello again,

    Was wondering if your model also has a Bluetooth icon on the desktop that cannot be removed? If you have any idea how to get rid of that icon by all means share as I have tried various techniques but none successful.

    There is also no need for this icon as you also have it in the Start menu and in the systems tray.

    Thanks for your feedback!

  5. Igor said:
    April 14th, 2009 3:27 PM

    Wanted to let you know that after surfing some forums it seems that i am not the only one who finds that bleutooth icon annoying. To remove it the solution seems to be Tweak UI! Will try it tonight and will let you know if it works.

  6. Jet Sun said:
    April 14th, 2009 6:31 PM

    I did have a play around with no success – looking forward to seeing if your solution does the trick!

  7. Igor said:
    April 14th, 2009 6:35 PM

    Works like a charm! Downloaded and installed Twaek UI 2.10. Took less then 5 minutes.

  8. Niranjan menon said:
    April 17th, 2009 10:57 AM

    I got my asus 1000HE 2 days ago, somehow am not too happy when i play the video movies ,div x , avi etc, they seem choppy when they play, not smooth.they seem to play better when connected with the mains power brick but still not as smooth as it should be. would anyone know if its a pc problem or power problem or some adjustment. tried it in various power settings

  9. igor said:
    April 17th, 2009 11:29 AM

    Dear Niranjan menon,

    This can be attributed to the player you are using. Some playeres are more power hungry than others and result in glitchy/lag playback. Quicktime and iTunes have been rumoured to be slow on netbooks.

    What player are you using? For my netbook I choose to stick to the trusted and lightwait VLC player. It has been recommended on various ‘must have’ lists for netbooks. I do not experience any lagging (even running on only battery power) however I do have 2GB of RAM installed.

    It may also be due to the resolution of your videos. The ASUS 1000HE is not shipped with the new GN40 chipset as initial speculated. Thus it cannot handle 1080p playback and can have issues playing 720p playback depending on the player.

    Try installing VLC and see what playback is like.

  10. Igor said:
    April 18th, 2009 10:00 AM

    Hello again,

    I conducted some additional tests last night with youtune and on CNN.com videos. I experienced some slight lag when operating in power saving mode. This lag disappeared in normal and super mode.

  11. zorgaliscious said:
    April 19th, 2009 3:32 PM

    Use VLC videolan.org (free and opensource) for all your video playback needs…

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