August 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm
A number of reviews for Asus’ 11.6-inch Eee PC 1101HA have appeared over the last few days. The 1101HA can be thought of a larger version of the Eee PC 1005HA that we reviewed recently. It shares a very similar design and has a removable 6-cell battery and no port flaps, unlike the thinner 1008HA Seashell.
One of the main differences, apart from that high-resolution 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display is that it uses a 1.33GHz Z520 Atom processor (the 1005HA uses a 1.6GHz N270 Atom). To compensate for the lack of relative power, however, Asus allows you to overclock the processor by up to 30 percent.
Laptop Mag found that the 1101HA had excellent battery life. They managed to squeeze 8 hours and 44 minutes through their testing; that’s about 2.5 hours longer than their 6-cell netbook average.
Netbooked really enjoyed playing around with the 1101HA, mainly due to good sound, keyboard and a high-resolution display. They did find that the Z520 processor was sluggish at native speeds, but the fact you could overclock quite significantly, overcame this.
PCMag found that the 1101HA ranked up there with some of the best-oversized netbooks. However, they still felt the Acer Aspire One A0751h offered better value.