Asus rolls out Eee PC 1002HA
Asus is a name that kick started the netbook craze with their inaugural Eee PC 700 series, and they don’t look as though the Eee PC train is about to lose steam and stop anytime soon. No sir, this time round we have the eee PC 1002HA that was recently announced, being a very different beast from its original ancestor. Apart from the similarity in name, the Eee PC 1002HA has superior innards in a size that is comfortable to use no matter where you are without cramping your style. Each Eee PC 1002HA comes with a stylishly redesigned chassis, boasting a brushed aluminum LCD cover and palm rest for that added touch of style.
The Eee PC 1002HA’s main market demographic would be those who want enough computing power despite being highly mobile, and do not want to deal with a fairly cramped keyboard found in smaller netbooks. This fits the bill perfectly, tipping the scales at a mere 1.2kg with the battery attached, while the 1″ thickness will definitely be welcomed by any notebook bag. Asus decided to settle on brushed aluminum finally for both the LCD and palm rests to make it as light as possible without compromising on durability, although I don’t forsee anyone using the same netbook for five years in a row – that’d practically be a dinosaur by then, and won’t be able to run most of the modern applications apart from being an Internet terminal.
Features of the Asus Eee PC 1002HA include a 10″ LED-backlit display at 1,024 x 600 resolution for sharper images without compromising on power, a comfortable keyboard that is 92% the size of a regular keyboard, a 160GB hard drive, a digital array microphone that works best with your 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a multi-touch touchpad, and a 4-in-1 memory card slot that supports MMC, SD, Memory Stick and MS-Pro formats. Nice to know that you can choose between Linux or Windows XP Home edition as the operating systems of choice. Sounds like the netbook to own, eh?