Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-11-2009, 05:24 AM   #1
Daemon Poster
GhostGT's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,019
Arrow Time for an Eee PC!

I'm gonna pull the trigger on a new school laptop sometime this week, and I've decided that I will consider going for Asus' Eee PC. I've always been interested in them and it seems that the new, updated versions have people raving about the improvements.

I'm looking at two of Asus' Eee PC models: The S101 and the upcoming 1000HE.

The 1000HE looks pretty neat and is packed with features, and has GREAT battery life. I usually have 5-6 hours of MAX continuous usage per day of classes so this would be great.

The S101 is the sexier, slimmer, and more expensive model. I LOVE the looks and the lightness, but the extra $250 and the DECREASE in battery life over the 1000HE makes me think twice.

What do you guys think? Price of the S101 is $650 while the 1000HE is $379. Pros? Cons? Experiences? Advice?

Everything is appreciated.



Intel Q6600 @ 3204Mhz ~ Tuniq Tower 120 ~Corsair XMS2 5GB ~ WD VelociRaptor 150GB Main ~ WD 1TB Black ~ EVGA 8800GTS 640MB ~ 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
GhostGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
(╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻
Teny's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 5,957
Default Re: Time for an Eee PC!

Pros are that its really lightweight and small, so you can store it in your backpack with all these books without having it feel like a ton, and able to store easily. The laptop is also runs pretty cool.
Cons are that the specs arent that good, you cant do things like HD on youtube, or multitask much. The keyboard is also a bit small, so it might take a couple days or so to get used to it.

My cousin got on, i forgot which model it was, i think it was the 1000HA. could be wrong, dont feel like looking it up.

These netbooks are pretty cool, but they are usually for like a light web-browsing or checking emails and stuff.

Desktop -Cooler Master NV690/AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE/MSI 880G-E45 Motherboard/2 x 2GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X/Sapphire HD 5870 1GB GDDR5/CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX/Seagate 7200.12 500GB (OS), Samsung F3 1TB (Storage)/Sony DVD Burner/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Teny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 10:00 PM   #3
Golden Master
freestyler105's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,883
Default Re: Time for an Eee PC!

I have one of the original ones, it's not bad at all. Go for it.
C2D E6600 | 4GB DDR2-800 | 9800GTX+ | Asus P5B-E | 150GB Raptor | 320GB 7200.10 | 750W Xigmatek PSU
freestyler105 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
In Runtime
ohnoes's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 406
Send a message via AIM to ohnoes Send a message via MSN to ohnoes
Default Re: Time for an Eee PC!

I have tried one of these laptops and they are pretty good. They perform pretty well.
The programs run pretty fast and you can watch streamed videos on it with no problem.
PC: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200@ 2.6ghz 8 GB(4x2GB DDR2 PC 6400) BFG Tech GTX 280 Maxtor 250GB SATA HD
Laptop:Intel Mobile Core Duo 2 1.8ghzGHZ 4GB DDR2 RAM SLI 8800M GTX
ohnoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 11:02 PM   #5
In Runtime
AzNVi3t2007's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 155
Send a message via AIM to AzNVi3t2007
Default Re: Time for an Eee PC!

These are great lil computers. I have the 1st generation that came out with the 7inch screen. honestly the battery life on mine is terrible. The newer ones are great!
AzNVi3t2007 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0