When all the dust settled, the only thing that kept the great ASUS Eee 1002HA from being a fantastic netbook was the slightly odd keyboard layout. ASUS has addressed this issue with a new keyboard that is coming on its new netbooks, but whether or not ASUS will switch to the new chicklet keyboard on the older netbooks remains to be seen.
Despite the keyboard, the 1002HA performs well for a netbook, is one of the more attractive machines available and has a great track pad. Furthermore, at just $429.99 from Newegg you're getting looked after in the price department as well. If you have been looking for a good netbook, the 1002HA may be just what you need, assuming you can live with the non-standard keyboard design.
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