Joined on 08/22/03
Easy, Excellent and Exciting
Pros: Having owned computers of all brands and sizes since the early 80's, I had high expectations when I decided to order the EeePC 1000H. Well, what can I say, the little white box arrived at my door promptly (thanks Newegg!) and in less than 30 min, I was answering emails from my couch, making video calls, using MS Word via voice commands and playing 3D games . Wow, I just couldn't get over this sexy lappy. Asus blew my mind with this amazing product. It feels durable with its hard, 'metal' black body. It's snappy and boots as fast as my fine-tuned dual-core gaming rig. It cames with a clean install of Windows XP (tested with NOD32, SpySweeper, Ad-Aware, Defender, PestPatrol, Spybot- you get a clean slate). I was able to add more RAM (OCZ 2GB), plug in a 16GB SDHC class 6 Flash card for additional storage, connect my bluetooth mouse, and easily replace the 5400RPM disk drive with something faster via its standard SATA2 connector. Everything worked great out of the box. No issue whatsoever
Cons: You'll be hard pressed to find anything wrong with this product considering its price point, especially if you do your homework and compare it with the competitors' offering.
Overall Review: One of the best purchases I've made in years! I highly recommend the EeePC 1000H if you're looking for an ultra portable, fast, and durable computer. Avoid the SSD version (EeePC 1000) as you won't be able to replace or upgrade the hard drive. You'll be stuck with a slow, previous-gen Solid State Drive. Get the 1000H and upgrade with a SSD later on when prices drop.
Avoid this product at all cost. Not ready for Vista x64
Pros: Good sound quality when it works, at least superior to onboard sound, supports EAX.
Cons: No stable drivers for Vista x64, so if you're heading this route do yourself a favor and look for alternatives. The SB X-Fi XtremeGamer Pro does not have a front panel audio header. As a result you cannot plug your headphone and mic in the front of your highly overclocked rear-kicking newbie grinding frag machine. How cheap does this sound (pun intended)? Well, very cheap indeed. This card produces cracking noises at times that seem to be an ongoing issue with most Creative sound cards.
Overall Review: Check the forums and read user reviews about this flawed product. You can read about the numerous issues with the SB X-Fi XtremeGamer Pro card. I replaced mine with an HT OMEGA CLARO 7.1 also purchased from NewEgg (thanks NewEgg for carrying this great product). Let me tell ya' the Claro works perfectly under Vista x64 and I've had no issues whatsoever with games (older and new), and to top it off, I can finally plug my heaset on my CM-Stacker 232 front panel. What a concept!
Top notch video card from ATI/AMD
Pros: I'm running two of them in CrossFireX. So far I'm very happy with these cards. Framerates in high and smooth in all the latest games. I prefer to enable vsync for best IQ and with these cards, the framerate never goes below 60fps. Note also that the 1GB of video ram helps in some current games and will soon become necessary to play upcoming titles. Of course, it all depends on the resolution you're playing at and the image quality you want to achieve. But practically, even if you play at 1680x1050 with 8xAAA and 16xAF and everything else maxed, the gameplay with 1GB will feel smoother and better overall than with 512MB, with almost no "chocking" moments. Image Quality with the HD4870 is amazing and superior to anything I've used before(Radeon 9600XT, 9800XT, X800, 1650XT, 1900XTX, and HD 2900XT). Noise is acceptable and you can manually adjust the fan speed with the latest Catalyst drivers. I created different profiles, Office profile running the fans at 30% and Gaming at 40%.
Cons: The fan control only allows manual speed control. I wish the ATI driver team would offer a customizable, dynamic speed control driven by user-defined temperature points.
Overall Review: If you're on the market for a good high-end graphics solution for gaming, two HD 4870 1GB in Crossfire, or the HD 4870 X2 is what you need. Unless you get them for free, avoid the 512MB cards as they will soon be obsolete!
Best gaming mouse, bar none
Pros: The perfect, no compromise gaming mouse. It's precise, weight adjustable, durable, and glides well on my Surface1030 MBA pad out of the box, without having to glue on some Teflon mouse skates. The on-the-fly DPI adjustement is a must-have for gaming, because every game handles mouse sensitivity differently.
Cons: Doesn't come with the cheese!
Overall Review: It makes is hard to use a regular mouse after experiencing the G5. Bravo Logitech for making this great product, and hats off to NewEgg for the prompt shipping.
Great pads for small mice
Pros: Thin, cloth/rubber mouse surface that fits perfectly with a small mouse. I use this pad with my EeePC 1000H netbook and a Logitech V470 Laser/Bluetooth Mouse. Perfect match!
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: SteelSeries makes great quality products, including headphones. Glad NewEgg carry this brand.
It is actually Black & White
Pros: Very nice "Black and White" portable DVD reader. I have it hooked up to my 1000H's usb port and it worked right out of the box. Very light and compact, easy to carry around. It comes with a power cord that plugs into your lappy's usb port. So no need for external power, in other words, it's ultra portable.
Cons: As everyone else who ordered this product, I expected to receive a Black and Silver unit, as advertised in the product page. The White trim looks odd and kinda 'cheap' next to my classy black and silver Eee PC. So here goes one shiny star for not having my expectations met.
Overall Review: The black shiny surface attract fingerprints easily and is a real pain to keep clean. If you already own a fine ebony EeePC, you understand what I mean...