The glossy screen looks identical to what we saw in the HA: I put some nice Karmic koala ubuntu 9. PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice. For us, it’s a stellar mix of style and substance, and it’s hard to not recommend if you’re in the market for a netbook. It works about as well as any other touchpad we’ve used, but we’re not sure why ASUS felt the need to undertake such a minor casing redesign. Before we get to the testing, here’s a closer look at the system. Samsung’s N noses ahead at the final furlong, but Asus deserves hearty congratulations for keeping the low-cost netbook dream alive.

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I won’t recap all the versions aeus reviewed – or are about to review – but the netbook maker continues making nips and tucks with designs, making just enough variations to warrant a separate take of the same micromachine.

vag Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. Unless otherwise stated, all performance claims are based on theoretical performance.

The new touchpad is part of the casing, with small bumps that help you find the limits of the touchpad area. So, details like letters are bigger.

One nice improvement on this netbook compared to the last Seashell is the return of an easy-access RAM cover. Although the Li-Polymer battery in the HA provides a perfect weight-to-battery-life ratio, the fact is that even at 1. One thing I did change was the ram, 1 gig, meh, I switched it to two. The netbook is attractive and the CNet For a company that delivers so many great innovations, Asus seems to be stuck in a rut when it comes to the design and names of its netbooks.


It’s not particularly difficult on any notebook, but the change is a little odd.

The low price for a feature-rich if one can say that about a netbook machine, fantastic keyboard, fast performance, good driver support and on-board utilities make the HA-P a top pick.

PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change ass notice. The hardware and pricing are a toss up. Horizontal viewing angles are better with colors staying accurate at extremely wide viewing angles with just a little bit of color wash out.

Refining the Netbook by Jarred Walton on August 20, 4: Product specifications may differ from country to country. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA: Refining the Netbook

The HA is slightly marred by the lower powered CPU and battery life in our netbook, although the shipping unit has been confirmed to last up to 8.

So what 105ha do we find? Please refer specification pages for full details.

Oh and Debian Squeeze comes soon anyway. The black netbooks on the other hand… if you like to keep your netbook exterior clean, you’d better plan to carry around a cloth to wipe it down after each use. We found a few other minor differences between the HA and HE in the exterior design.


For us, it’s a stellar mix of style and substance, and it’s hard to not recommend if you’re in the market for a netbook. All specifications are subject to change without notice. The other features are typical of current netbooks, with minor bonus points for the inclusion of If you want to upgrade the RAM in your HA all you have to do is remove one screw on the access panel on the bottom of the netbook.

The difference between the value proposition of this netbook versus the HA is that Asus sprinkles in a bit more utility with that style on the HA. The underclock is better, providing a slight 5. Techradar Does yet another Eee PC do the brand proud? It’s pointless, so I just went with Ubuntu which was 9.

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However with Windows 7 it runs like crap, it’s sluggish. If we were to buy a netbook today, the HA would be our choice. Netbooks im Test Source: