Asus Eee PC 1000HE



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Has anyone tried upgrading the HD in one of these?  I wanna know if my WD Scorpio Blue 500GB notebook drive will be a direct replacement (I understand I'll need to reload OS and drivers) and if it's difficult to change it myself?



These netbooks are awsome for what they are. I have the Acer Aspire one AOD150-1577 and I get aprox. 7 hours batt under normal internet and basic word processing tasks. I can't complain. It also only weighs 2.9 0z. and extremely portable. It's worth it in my book if you do alot of puter work on the run. I swear by this Acer!!

My first netbook was the Asus 900HE (a step down from this 1000HE). I returned it for a few reasons for the Acer I have now. First, I could not unplug or plug it in while it was on. I would get severe corruption and would have to turn it off and back on before I could use it. The track pad was so sensitive, I spent more time correcting mistakes than actual work. The buttons on the track pad felt cheap as they rattled back and forth. And finally, It felt cheap. So cheap that when I picked it up, it sounded as if I was going to crack it.

If I were you though, I would go feel them out and see which one feels better for you!



I've had an older laptop since 2006, and its video card just went caput. I have a decent desktop that plays all of my games, but I'm also a student and I'm on the run a lot going to campus and everywhere else and I like to stay connected. I don't know whether to grab one of these(or any other) netbooks for that purpose. Has anyone else been in my situation? What would you advise?



I have a 1000HE that I use for school and home work. It is small, lightweight, and compact. It comes with Win XP Home on it. I ditched that for Eeebuntu (From I use a Bluetooth mouse, so there are no probs with the trackpad (It is a little too sensitive, for me.). It has a slot for an SD memroy card (2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,...), so you can store plenty of stuff. There is no CD/DVD drive unless you opt to get an external CD/DVD burner (about $70 USD). I have had no problem running my main OS on my hard drive and running another OS straight from a 16GB SD card (and that saves battery power). I get a full days use out of it, battery-wise (5.5 - 6.5 hours). All-in-all, if you don't want to haul around a 7 to 10 pound laptop, this will fill the bill.  Just big (little) enough and just powerful enough to get all your school work done. @ a cost of about $385 USD (  -- RadarBat

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