Asus' Redesigned Eee PC 1002HA Netbook is Slimmer and Lighter

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bland

Those 3 and 6 cell batteries are just normal batteries. (think of a C cell) which are really cheap and a much older technology.

 

The one in this one is a lithium polymer (lipo) which are smaller and provide a much higher capacity.  For a idea, look at the battery in your cell phone.

 

I've been waiting for a netbook to have one of these batteries so it can remain small and have a decent run time.

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cfrankb

So many of these sub-$500 netbooks think the up arrow needs to be where the right Shift key should be (except, e.g., the Acer Aspire One).

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statewd

On a 3-cell battery you can only get around 2 to 3 hours of usability until the battery needs recharging.  On a 6-cell battery it is about 5 to 6 hours of usability until the battery needs recharging.  How can this 2-Cell battery muster 5 hours?  It must be a darn good custom battery.

Netbooks are a totally different market.  A Netbook that weighs 2.5 lbs (mobility) is $300 to $500.  A notebook that weighs 2.5 lbs (mobility) is $1500 to $2000.

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nekollx

it's a price vs performance thing.

 

A $500 laptop gets you you well i detailed it below

 

for the same $500 from Dell you can get a desktop http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/desktops_great_deals?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

Dell Inspiron 530Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor E2200 (1MB L2, 2.2GHz, 800FSB)Dell S1709W 17" Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor16X DVD+/-RW Drive3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4 DIMMs320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100  For the same rate really its a bit  messed up to get a basic netbook when a basic laptop with 3 times the power cost the same or a desktop wwith twice the power of the laptop. Netbooks really need to be copetativly priced.

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atomaweapon

for dang near a 100 dollars more you can get a nice dual core with a few gigs and more space.

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nekollx

why is this concept so hard to grasp.

 Netbooks are designed for untra portability not as the "primary laptop"

 I will asmit their prices are rather high though.

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horzo

$500 is expensive? A good laptop (i.e., one I'd actually take seriously and use for business) runs around $1600.  $500 sounds about right for a decent ultra-portable.

 

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nekollx

considering i can get a 15.4 inch laptop http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndopm2&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&kc=features~laptops_great_deals

 with 2.0 ghz celeron, 2gb ram, 120 (5200 rpm_ sata hard drive, and a intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

 

for the same price.....

 

yeah...

 

it is

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horzo

Celeron, it weighs 6 lbs, and much worse battery life.

We're talking about two different markets here. A full-size laptop should be a good machine (dual-core, 7200 RPM drive, etc.) With an ultra-portable , you're trading peformance for small size and efficency.

 

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nekollx

and payingthe same price as a low end laptop? Sorry their needs to be more division among the ranks. For 500 you can get a decent Desktop, a ok Laptop and a top of the line netbook not a run of the mill netbook.

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kavok

I really don't think you understand the concept of a netbook.

 What you'd look for in a traditional laptop are performance as far as raw power goes - GPU, CPU, RAM, HDD etc.. with weight, battery life, and size being a secondary concern.

 With a netbook your primary factors are weight, battery life, and size - performance is completely secondary. Netbooks are called "Net"books for a reason - its for browsing the internet and basic lower performance tasks like word processing. You shouldn't be planning on playing video games or doing video encoding on a netbook.

 Would I rather spend $500 on -

1. Something that is under 3 pounds, relatively small, and has 5hrs of battery

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2.  Something relatively powerful but heavy 6 pounds+, large and clunky, terrible battery life (probably under 3hrs)

I'd pick the first option every single time. If I want something powerful I'll use my desktop. 

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nekollx

no you don't seem to follow their needs to be a reletive price/performance scale. $500 sould get you the top=of-the-line netbook not the Standard issue.

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horzo

$500 does get you the top of the line netbook. The 1002HA is it. Same for the best netbooks from Lenovo, etc. All around $500.

 

 

 

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nekollx

doesnt seem all that special to me, sorry

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