The Asus Eee PC 1000 ran for 5 hours and 26 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included 6-cell battery, It just beat the 9-inch Eee PC 901, which has a similar 6-cell battery. That's excellent battery life for a laptop of any size, but the big battery also makes the system somewhat bulkier than Netbooks from Dell, MSI, or Acer.
Asus covers its laptops with a standard, one-year parts-and-labor warranty, and it offers online Web-based help and a toll-free phone number. The company's support Web site includes the expected driver downloads and a brief FAQ, but lacks useful features such as user forums or the chance to chat in real time with a technician.
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Asus Eee PC 1000
GNU Linux; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Intel Mobile; 40GB Phison solid-state drive.
Sylvania G Netbook
Linux; 1.2GHz VIA C7-M; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; VIA UniChrome Pro IGP; 30GB hard disk drive.
Acer Aspire One
Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.2.E; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Mobile Intel 945GME Express; 8GB solid-state drive.
Asus Eee PC 901
Windows XP Home Edition SP2; 1.6GHz Intel Atom; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 945 Express; 12GB Phison solid-state drive.
MSI Wind U100-002LA
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 400MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 945 Express; 80GB Western Digital 5400rpm.