The Asus EeePC 1005HA is simply everything I expected from a netbook. All others at this price, and beyond, failed in one crucial area - battery life. The EeePC 1005HA will happily work for between 6-8 hours, using wifi and MS Office 2007 packages. The EeePC 1005HA can also easily manage TV streaming and Torrent up/downloading. One of its, now, main roles is to stream BBC iPlayer programmes whilst I am in the kitchen or tinkering in the attic. After buying this netbook, I have used my 15.4" Laptop much less than I ever did. The 1005HA is a superb bit of kit for the price and the amount of use it has had, due to the lengthy battery life and convenience of this, fully justifies the purchase.
The only critical points I can think of are, firstly, it uses the Windows XP operating system. Whilst this is fast and very stable, it is very difficult, with my lack of knowledge, to connect to a Windows 7 home network, such as I have. Also, being XP, one cannot take advantage of the free downloadable Anti-Virus software from Microsoft. Consequently, I use Avast free downloadable Anti-Virus program, which works well. Whilst the wifi catcher works faultlessly, even if the BT HomeHub doesn't, one must use a wifi dongle for times that a hotspot or other wireless network are not available when out and about.
My two critical points are just that. I would not think twice about buying this netbook again were it to be damaged or stolen. The 1005HA is, to me, exceptional performance, stylish and fantastically priced to the point that I wonder what other manufacturers think they are doing for charging so much for their own machines which offer less!