well NetBook actually . the term “laptop” hasn’t been used in South Korea since I don’t remember when . it’s notebooks and then subnotes . and then Asus came up with a hit series of NetBooks in 2007 . those that make use of on-line resources than on its own Hard Drive and rely much on them because some models barely have enough disk space, other than the OS – Operating System .


building on its immense success with

  • EeePC 701 (7″ LCD 0.89kg) introduced last February and
  • EeePC 901 (8.9″ LCD 1.13kg) released last June,

Asus introduced 10″ version of EeePC 1000H in July, first offered in white and black then gradually dispersing into outer colors of red and khahi . along with its bargain price of W600,000 this was again so popular that they introduce more subnotes towards the end of 2008 to lure-in the rest of potential buyers, namely :

  • N10J (10.2″ LCD GeForce 9300MGS 1.6kg) December’08
  • EeePC S101 (10.2″ LCD 16GB SSD 1.06kg) December’08

the former with a fast graphics card – the one peripheral missing out in most subnotes – and the latter a no-Hard Disk version to fill in EeePC 1000H’s one flaw : heavy weight (considering its size-category).

[ EeePC 1000H specs ]

  • 10.2″ LCD
  • 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
  • Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 80GB Hard Drive
  • on-board Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • 10/100 802.11b,g,n WireLess LAN
  • 3 USB ports
  • Stereo Speakers
  • 6-cell Lithium-ion Battery 8 hours
  • 225 x 170 x 38 mm 1.45kg
  • Windows XP Home

exchange that 1GB RAM with a fast 2GB and use 512MB of it as RamDisk, then exchange the 80GB HDD with say : a whopping 320GB and you’ve got a serious system on-the-go . perfect for watching movies in-flight .

all good and almost p-e-r-f-e-c-t in the age of shattering economy, but with one caveat : the extruding bulge on the bottom rear-end from the thick battery . takes up space uncomfortably while packing for travel .