Asus Eee PC 1101HA Seashell review: Asus Eee PC 1101HA Seashell

The mitigating factor in the 1101's case is the built-in overclocking, turned on by switching between presets in the included power management software. With overclocking turned on, we saw benchmark scores that were more in line with typical Netbooks. Obviously, overclocking your CPU will have an impact on battery life, and generate more heat, although we didn't run into any stability issues while using the system. You can also underclock the CPU way down to 1.0GHz to improve power consumption, but we can't imagine being able to do anything useful in Windows XP like that.

Juice box
Asus Eee PC 1101HA  
Off (watts) 0.35
Sleep (watts) 0.76
Idle (watts) 5.89
Load (watts) 9.17
Raw (annual kWh) 19.42
Annual operating cost (@$0.1135/kWh) $2.20

Asus has always had some of the longest-lived Netbooks, and the 1101HA ran for an astonishing 8 hours and 50 minutes in our video playback battery drain test (with the CPU running at its standard speed). That's great for all-day computing and gives you plenty of headroom for running the overclocking software, watching videos, or other high-power tasks.

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 easy-to-find driver downloads and FAQs.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP Mini 5101
3,420 
Asus Eee PC 1101HA
4,380 

Jalbum photo conversion test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

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System configurations:

Asus Eee PC 1101HA
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 500; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Acer Aspire One AO751h-1545
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 64MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 500; 160GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP Mini 5101
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 224MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Dell Inspiron Mini 10
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Lenovo Ideapad S10-2
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

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    Asus Eee PC 1101HA Seashell (white)

    Part Number: 1101HA-MU1X-WT Released: Aug 7, 2009
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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Aug 7, 2009
    • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
    • Installed Size 1 GB
    • Color pearl white
    • Weight 3 lbs
    • Graphics Processor Intel GMA 500
    • CPU Intel Atom Z520 / 1.33 GHz