Asus Eee PC 1101HA Seashell Netbook Review

By on January 25, 2010, 5:27 AM
A little over a year ago netbooks were the emerging trend that had everyone buzzing. Now the so-called 'internet tablet' seems to be stealing that spotlight. But while these new devices have yet to prove themselves on a commercial scale besides maybe some niche business applications, netbooks have already found their place on the market, at least for now.

In this short time span we've seen at least a couple netbook generations pass by, with the concept itself getting a spin on each new revision. Today, we'll be taking a look at one of Asus' newer products in this segment, the Eee PC 1101HA 'Seashell'. You might recall, the last time we checked a Eee PC product was in late 2008 in our top netbook round-up. What we have today is a much stylized, equally lightweight and more usable offering than anything we reviewed back then.

The Eee PC 1101HA was Asus' first netbook to go beyond the 10-inch display size, sporting an 11.6-inch panel capable of a 1366768 resolution -- they also have the 12.1-inch Eee PC 1201HA now. These larger screen netbooks provide a user experience that comes very close to that of a standard laptop, in fact, a few years back you would've had to pay a hefty premium for an ultra-portable notebook if you wanted the kind of mobility and flexibility a current generation netbook can provide.

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yangly18 yangly18 said:

only 1 GB memory? poo

I guess it's alright, since it's a netboook

Guest said:

well what did you expect from a netbook? its not supposed to run anything more resource hungry than Minesweeper or Solitaire with Winamp at background playing you 158Gb mp3 collection

Guest said:

Kibaruk@Work: I have worked with Z520 atom's and I can surely say this, the difference you can feel between a 270 (AAO) and a 520 (DOT-M) is waaaaay too big to say "the battery life vs performance is good" its NOT good. Coupling that with a 1gb ram system and you have a lagged as hell computer.

I feel like this is too big of a review for technology we have had at hand for a long time (Face it people, 2 months in computer age is like turning 40, sorry guys :P).

Was extremely eager to read about "congo" and how a dual core netbook with discrete ION graphics was comming, so so so sad it is not.

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