Last week, I bought my first ever netbook. It’s my second personal computer but the first one was given as a gift. This one, I bought with my blogging earnings for 2009. As suggested, I bought an ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell.
It comes with a Windows 7 Starter operating system. It also has the following features:
- 10.5 hours battery life
- 250GB HDD and 500GB ASUS WebStorage
- Built-in 802.11n and Bluetooth V2.1
And these are its specifications:
- 10.1″ LED Backlight WSVGA Screen (1024×600)
- Intel® Atom™ N280/ N270
- 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM ( MAX to 2GB RAM available)
- Wireless Data Network WLAN 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz
- 1.3M Pixel / 0.3M Pixel Camera
- Audio Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
- Stereo speaker
It measures 262mm (W) x 178mm (D) x 25.9mm~ 36.5mm (H) and weighs 1.27 kg (with a 6-Cell Battery). I bought the black one coz the pink one was too gay for me and the blue wasn’t available. It also comes in white which is not an option for me.
So far, I have been doing well with it. I needed around 2 days before I was able to adjust to the keyboard size, shortcut and hot keys. The screen is just the right size, and it processes fast enough for my blogging and work tasks. It hasn’t hanged so far, which was my old laptop’s biggest problem. And I love the fact that I can work for hours even when there’s no electrical outlet nearby.
The three USB ports is a welcome feature, so is the multi-touch touchpad, although I haven’t really gotten used to it yet. The camera works well, so does the speakers but I haven’t tried the built-in microphone yet.
I have travelled with my Eee PC and it has fared well. I am loving it. I’m looking forward to accomplishing more work and having more fun with my netbook.