December 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm #160329
I would really switch to the ASUS model just because it has perfect SD card reader. I tested today around 5-7 netbooks from different manufacturers and they all lock the card! Only one model kept SD card protruding like NC10 does.
If somebody has tested both devices please give your opinion if it make sense to switch. How battery life compares?December 29, 2008 at 6:32 pm #177878mauwongMember
I had Asus EEE 1000H (not 1000HA but very similar) and was disappointed with the battery life (only lasted for about 4 to 5 hours compared to NC10’s 6 to 7). The 1000H was also heavier by 0.4 lbs compared to NC10. If you’re using the US keyboard and is a touch typist, the small right shift key may bother you. I don’t know whether it makes a difference to you but 1000H does not have a hidden partition to recover from; it does provide a recovery dvd though.
On the other hand, I find the build quality of the 1000H to be really good (i.e. pressing the back does not disturb the screen unlike NC10). It has also the ability overclock the processor. The multitouch pad was also impressive but I had to install the application separately; for some reason Asus didn’t include the software at the offset. I seem to remember that it boot and turn off quicker than NC10 (without user adjustment). The wifi (ralink) for some reason is more stable for me compared to NC10 (atheros).December 29, 2008 at 9:05 pm #177883benMember
I have to say, i’m not really a fan of the way that the cards stick out in the nc10.
thats pretty much my only gripe about it though.December 29, 2008 at 9:17 pm #177881
sorry guys I actually mean the 1002HA not 1000HA!!
Moderators, could you please change the topic title?December 29, 2008 at 9:21 pm #177876BeckyMember
Title adjusted. 🙂December 29, 2008 at 9:27 pm #177879robrechtMember
“Where it really fails, however is in the fact that the two-cell battery (which ASUS claimed would last for five hours) made it only a sad 3 hours and 39 minutes, and the company isn’t planning on offering an extended life model either, apparently.”December 29, 2008 at 9:34 pm #177877grantmasteMember
Personally I like the way it sticks out, because it help me to not forget to remove the SD card from the notebook and put in the camera again. I personally prefer the nc10 over the eee 1000h, (I switched over from 100oh to nc10), and I would not choose the 1002 series if they’re mostly the same machines as the 1000h.December 29, 2008 at 10:19 pm #177882
Battery life is more important to me then a cheap SD card reader! OK seems like I’ll keep using the NC10 in the next year 🙂 Thanks to all
but feel free to add more opinions!December 29, 2008 at 10:39 pm #177884jay_2kMember
10002 is supposed to have a poor battery.
1 of the reasons i went for an nc10December 30, 2008 at 6:47 pm #177880BlueboyMember
Yup, I also went with the NC10 for the longer battery life. When researching netbooks, I was surprised to see so many with 3 cell battery packs, offering typical notebook performance (2.5 hrs). What’s the point of having a netbook with such dismal battery life?
When Lenovo starts offering the S10 with 6 cells, that will make a good overall solution.
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