Bought this little beauty for overseas trip and am finding it great! The keyboard is close to full-size, plenty of USB ports, and the touchpad is responsive with no glitches. Power cords include velcro straps, so no tangling. Weighs so much less than laptop, yet does almost everything the big boys can.
Only downsides - no CD/DVD drive (but found external DVDwriter specifically for this Asus EEE at buy.com for good price), and the screen is very shiny, so shows smudges and sometimes must adjust to reduce glare from lighting.
It's pretty much handy and because of it's light weight you can move it around very easily.
Performance is pretty decent. Boot up and shut down speed is excellent.
Enough USB ports.
Battery life is very impressive for regular web browsing.
The small screen size makes web browsing and watching pictures and videos a bit uncomfortable. Sometimes you have to use scroll bars to watch the full picture.
No DVD drive/burner. But that is another reason for it's light weight. For installing additional software you have to external DVD drive. But I don't think of this as an issue.
I purchased this for my son to do his schoolwork on, and he was very pleased with it for the month that we've had it, but it will no longer connect to the internet. I think it needs a new internet adapter, however, I have to send it into the manufacturer for repair. What a pain. Now at least two weeks of waiting while he has to use my computer. Does anything work like it should? Pros: small, fast, easy to use. Cons: no disc drive, no System Restore software installed, broke after a month.
Had this thing for about 6 months before it decided to die. We had a tech restore it back to factory and its performance was even worse than when we'd 1st received it. Now, it sits on the floor gathering dust... Yes, that's all it's worth!
The Asus Eee PC 1005HAB Netbook is the perfect travel companion for multimedia lovers and students. Its 1GB of DDR2 memory and Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor power your way through websites, movies and music. Scroll through pages and pages of information quickly using the touchpad’s scroll zone. With its nearly standard-sized keyboard, you’ll reduce the annoyance of typos. Enjoy the experience of a desktop PC from the Asus Eee PC 1005HAB Netbook’s Windows XP Home operating system.