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ASUS Eee PC 1000H Under The Covers

By: John Freeman | Netbooks (EOL) in Laptops | Posted: Jun 21, 2008 4:00 am

The Tease


The Eee PC 1000H is a mature product; it should be classed as a laptop in my opinion, and is certainly not something you want to take lightly. It's built with the all new Intel Mobile Atom CPU and chipset, an 80 GB HDD, 1 GB DDR2, WiFi 802.11b/g/n as well as 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, integrated speakers, a microphone, and also a 1.3M camera; all this working with Microsoft Windows XP.


The blissful glossy black paintjob and the workmanship give her an upper class feel. I would expect to find her nestled in some loving arms in a sophisticated restaurant, a bottle of the finest red wine on the table, and a connoisseur of all things fine such as touching her lightly from time to time.



Once you manage to get her to come home with you, then it's a different story all together. This is especially if you have something dire in mind, then her sophisticated aura melts into hard-to-reach black plastic apparel, with hidden crevasses and a talent for frustrating even a seasoned veteran such as me. I spent hours teasing apart some small aperture, only to have it snap shut because my fingers didn't find the right place. Fortunately, removing the first layer revealed some of the most interesting components.


While attempting the first layer, I was held back by a few screws, so getting out my trusty tool (that renowned screwdriver) I finally entered.



After getting her top off, I had a chance to ogle these goodies below.



The first device is a disk drive; 80 Gigs of pure spinning power. Made by Seagate, the nice thing about traditional HDDs is they can be replaced easily, should you ever need to upgrade. Although not solid state like previous Eee PCs, she still packs a punch and will no doubt be lower in price than the SSD version.



The next item to be seen is the Azure WiFi wireless network card, offering networking in all the latest formats (801.11b/g/n). Please note, WiMax is not supported yet, but if you have the Mini PCI-E card for it, you could install it easily.



Lastly, of the three components fairly easily accessible and also upgradable was the memory module. This DDR2 module brand is ASint DDR2 1GB 667 MHz. ASint is a new Taiwanese based company derived from SiS Corp in late 2007.


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