The ASUS 1008HA Eee PC netbook is one of the sleekest netbooks on the market. I first â€œclamshellâ€ in June, and I called it an inexpensive miniature MacBook Air. The 1008HA comes with your slightly enhanced Intel Atom N280 processor, Intel GMA950 chipset, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB 2.5â€³ hard drive, Bluetooth, 802.11n and 10/100 Ethernet, SDHC flash slot, 10.1â€³ LCD screen, and Windows XP. Street price for the Asus Eee PC 1008HA is in the range slightly north of $400.
I've previously called the Asus 1000HE netbook one of the best values in the netbook market in terms of bang per buck but I had to try it out myself to see if it actually lives up to my expectations. For a typical street price of $375 to $399, the Asus 1000HE netbook simply can't be beat in terms of value. It is one of the best netbooks on the market at any price.
Iâ€™m in Las Vegas checking out the CTIA wireless convention this week which encompasses all things wireless and mobility. Showstoppers is a media-only event that showcases companies the night before major conventions and I had a chance to see some of the goodies and Iâ€™ll share what I found below.
It's hard to believe that just over one year ago, netbooks were a brand new class of laptops meant for the developing world. Its creators grossly undermined the public's appetite for cheap and portable computers and one year later, netbooks became the fastest growing segment in the market while every other market suffered painful losses in the brutal economy.