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Customer Review

on April 23, 2009
The 1st review I did on this machine gave only 1 star because the machine would not boot but now after Amazon replaced it twice I've got one that works and boy was it worth the wait and aggro.
So how does it perform?
Battery life:
I tested this by using the 1000he as my work machine for a day on battery pack only. (I am a programmer and work from home by b/band connection to the office.) The machine lasted well and was used non stop (apart from 1hour lunch) all day. At the end of the day I still had an hours worth of battery life. So their "All Day Computing" slogan is on the money IMO.

I did not find the keyboard cramped or a pain to use, In fact I thought the track pad better than most lap tops and I preferred the stiffness of the button click.
I used the low res mode mostly because I prefer not to have to scroll the desktop. I did not find any problems using the smaller screen, although when I went back to my main machine the luxury of a big screen did become apparent. For Most on the move requirements you will not be aware of any shortcomings in screen size.

Wireless connection: Connects immediately and very stable

All in all this is a great machine for the price and would have earned 5 stars if it had not been let down by the two previous non bootable machines which put a question mark over Asus's QA

One other thing: it comes with a recovery CD. Now net books are marketed as mobile pieces of kit, It is unlikely that you will carry around a portable co drive on your travels, otherwise why not take a full size laptop, so if something goes wrong you are going to have to wait until your back at base to fix it. I hope that as the capacity for USB sticks and cards increases Asus and others will offer a way to recover from a crash via one of those rather than a CD
Would I recommend it to a friend : a wholehearted yes.
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