Monthly Archives: November 2009

Asus Eee PC 1005HR

Asus Eee PC 1005HR

Asus Eee PC 1005HR

Since the launch of Microsoft Windows 7, there has been a steady stream of new netbooks from everyone.  The problem is that with every new model, there’s only a couple of minor changes.  The new Asus Eee PC 1005HR has the same internals as all the netbooks out there, except the screen.  The 1005HR has a 10.1 screen with the resolution of 1366×768.   That’s right.  This screen is capable of displaying hi-def video at 720P.

Other than that, there’s not that much difference from every other netbook out there.

The key to purchasing the right netbook is to know what you’ll be using it for and how much you want to spend.  Most people buy netbooks thinking it is a small and cheap laptop computer.  Yes it’s very mobile and the price is low compared to a regular laptop, but it also does less.  You can’t really play games on netbook or expect high performance from the Intel Atom N280 CPU.  It’s best to evaluate all the different brands of netbooks of out there and determine which will fit your needs.

Will I replace my 1000H for a newer model with a better screen?  Nope.  If anything, I’ll get a new full size laptop instead.

Acer Aspire Revo R3610…SOLD OUT

First off, I want one of these.  I also want to review one, badly.  The problem is that I can’t seem to buy one anywhere.  The Acer Aspire Revo R3610 is sold out.  It’s on back-order at newegg for over a month now.

So why am I so excited about this little desktop?  It’s a little desktop that packs enough power to do most, if not, all tasks.  Disclaimer, I’m not a gamer, but I’m sure the Nvidia ION graphic chip in the Revo can power most games.  Don’t expect killer frame rates though.

Asus Eee Box EB1501

Asus Eee Box EB1501

But like all things on the market, the Revo R3610 has competition.  The Asus Eee Box EB1501 packs the same internals as the Revo R3610 and a DVD burner in a small little box.

At this point, I’ll get which ever one that is available first.