ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE-MU17-WT 10.1-Inch White Netbook - Up To 11 Hours Of Battery Life Order Now
I've had the Eee PC 1005PE-MU17 for a few days and so far so good. I chose this netbook primarily because of the battery life and the keyboard. So far I have not been disappointed, the keyboard is small but it is comfortable and the separation of the keys makes typing a lot easier than the Aspire One. The keys seem to be smaller on this unit but the layout much more "typist friendly". I'm not crazy about the touch pad, I much prefer the touch pad on some of the HP units. Where the buttons are on the side as opposed to the bottom. That would have given you more surface area to work with. The touchpad does have gesture support but it's not that great. The pinch and zoom is a real annoyance and I have turned it off. Also I think I would have liked a unit with separate buttons for left and right click. The single rocker is ok but it does not seem to be as responsive as some of the other netbooks on the market.
With the screen brightness set to a moderate level I was able to get about 8 hours of life out of the battery. That's plenty for my usage, I usually plug it in at night so I'm not sure how long it takes to reach a full charge. I suppose the "Eee Super Hybraid Engine" helps with that. I don't know but that's the claim. I have noticed that Hulu videos plan smoother when I turn the engine up to full power. H.264 videos plays excellent in Windows Media player and VLC.
If you are sensitive to glare you are going to hate this screen, it's very reflective. Personally it doesn't bother me because I prefer the glossy ones over the matte screens.
I know it sound like I'm pointing out a lot of negatives about this unit but I think it's things that you may want know before buying. I researched several netbooks over the past few weeks and I'm VERY happy with this one. I would definitely buy this one again. Buy ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PE MU17 WT Lowest Price, Order Now! [Click Here!]Relate ProductsCompaq Presario CQ61 410US
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