ASUS Eee PC 1008HA-MU17-WT Review

ASUS Eee PC 1008HA-MU17-WT
490 $ at
  • Intel Atom N280 (1.66 GHz)

  • Intel GMA 950

  • 1 GB Memory (RAM) Size

  • 250 GB HDD Capacity

Detailed laptop analysis based on 12 expert reviews

Score: 68 /100

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Our summary of all reviews

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  • Design


    The laptop design was received with great enthusiasm by reviewers. The crushing majority agrees that even people with the highest sense of aesthetics will be ecstatically pleased.

    • Display Resolution

      1024 x 600

      This resolution is not high enough for fitting one window fully on the display. This makes multitasking and office work quite a hassle. Viewing highly detailed pictures requires a lot of zooming in order to see all the details on the picture. Low resolution picture and video editing is manageable yet quite unpleasant. This resolution is okay for online gaming, it is however an absurdity for high resolution games. Watching most movies will be accompanied by black bars at the bottom and the top of the display.

    • Reflections



      The reflections on this screen cause its usability to be close to minimal. Users will only be able to comfortably view the display in either dark environment or with the least possible amount of lighting. Outdoor use will prove to be absurd; patience and continuous focus will be required for any actual and efficient use of this laptop under medium lighting conditions.

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  • Battery Surfing

    5:25 h

    The battery life at this level should be decent for most users. You can rely on this battery to spend up to five hours typing in the park, or taking notes during a relatively long lecture. To get more battery life, make sure the energy saving mode is on, close all programs running in the background and set your display brightness as low as possible. If with all those settings you still find the laptop running out of power frequently, you might consider acquiring an additional battery.

    • Battery DVD/Video

      3:36 h

      This battery will only provide for 2 to 3 hours of work with energy demanding applications. You will probably be able to watch one movie or stream a couple of videos. Gaming will consume much more energy compared to watching videos, thus the battery will not last as long. For mobile use, an external battery is a good idea as it will double the time you are independent from power sockets.

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  • Weight

    2.67 lbs

    Some users will be exhausted carrying the computer with them, even for a few minutes. Although the weight is within the range of acceptability, it might yet be challenging to find a fitting bag for comfortable mobility. If you take into account the extra weight of the charger, this notebook will be tiring to walk around with even for a short period of time. It might as well occupy too much space for convenient use in cafes or airplanes.


Where to buy

You can get the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA-MU17-WT for 490$

All external reviews  ASUS  Eee PC 1008HA-MU17-WT

Language Source URL Review Date Author

English 3/2/10 ®

English 6/4/09 Shawn Oliver

English 5/26/09 Jerry Jackson

English 5/26/09 Mark Wilson

English 5/22/09 Joanna Stern

English 5/20/09 Sasha Muller

English 5/14/09 Tim Smalley

English 5/13/09 Alex Cox

English 5/7/09 Andy Vandervell

English 5/1/09 Denny Atkin

日本語 7/14/09 平澤 寿康

Deutsch 5/12/09 Rory Reid, Daniel Schräder
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Total number of reviews: 12