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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and value for money are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the software and memory.

battery, performance, screen, value for money, portability

memory, software

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the ASUS Eee PC 1005HAB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Awesome, No Problems


Great, I really enjoy I and have been using it every day for over a year

I have had this computer since it came out and haven't had any problems so I am writing this in response to the bad reviews. If you are thinking about buying this ignore the other review about the charger, unless 1. you are not using the battery or 2....

Norton remove any unnecessary files and programs, also if you want boot times to be faster allocate at least 5gb of hdd space as ram memory, it seemed to make it boot much faster. Typical bloatware

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Great Deal.


I had some money left on a gift card, so I used it to upgrade the RAM to 2GB. I really can not believe how quick and stable this little thing runs.

Win XP runs very good out of the gate. Very little bloatware. Does everything my $800 business laptop does and will last longer doing it. Great wifi reception with N speed

It is a small screen(10.1"), so most webpages will require you to use the scroll bars. Not enough to deduct an egg

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Good good good!


I was really expecting this to just barely get by for basic word processing, bit it fit Mom's requirements for portability. Again though I was really pleased at how well it handles even Office 2010. Good product!

Good product all around, had a great deal around Thanksgiving on it! I got this for my mom; she wanted something portable for note taking and web browsing. She's very happy with it. When I was helping her get it set up, I was actually really surprised...

NewEgg makes you put something here. Um ... it isn't as powerful as a full fledged notebook? (Duh.) And, um, it didn't come with an orbital command center. Isn't that standard these days with netbooks? I want my my satellite, dag nabbit


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Great little netbook!


Lightweight, worked right out of the box, great for kids, fast shipping. This is a gift for one of my kiddos for Christmas. I had a chance to play with it to make sure it worked and set it up. Fast chipset (for a netbook), XP Home worked great and has...

Took some time to get it connected to a secure WEP internet connection

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Great so far


Started up and found my wireless-N router no problems. Spent a while downloading WinXP updates. Installed Norton Security trial with no probs. Refurb machines looks pretty good -- minor scratches and blemishes on the outside but keyboard screen and...

Track pad is finicky, will probably get my son a mouse if he doesnt like the the pad. Came with 3-cell battery. Not sure on battery life yet, but initially system said a little over two hrs on full charge. Thought would be longer

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ASUS Eee PC 1005HAB-RBLK003X-FR Black Intel Atom N270(1.60GHz) 10.1" 1GB DDR2 Memory 160GB HDD Netbook


Didn't boot, no restore partition on the hard drive and a scratched restore disc. Thanks a lot guys.

Zero dead pixels and case flawless. I've got another one that I got for free that needed a screen replaced and I love it. They're really good netbooks, I recommend the 1005 series but I just wouldn't suggest getting one that's been refurbished

Scratched restore disc and no operating system or partitions. Thanks a lot. I didn't get a restore cd with my other one either

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Great Netbook


The power management on this Netbook is great. I can leave it on the table for days without charging it as it goes to sleep quickly and wakes up without incident

Great power management, nice looking, never crashes (with WinXP don't know about Win7). Good battery life, great wireless speed

Would be nice if I could update the RAM to 2G. Shows fingerprints (around touch pad) easily

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Excellent Deal


Bought one of these for my daughter to use at schoool. I have an identical one in midnight blue I have used for over a year without problems. 2GB ram upgrade is worth doing with these Eee's - and an upgrade to Windows 7 as well. If you're looking for...

Came wrapped in bubble wrap but in flawless condition, not a scratch on it. I was concerned it might not have the 6 cell battery as the specs only said "Lithium Ion Battery" but mine in fact did come with the 6-8 hour battery. I use one of these at...

It's recertified with a 3 month warranty - but I don't expect I'll have trouble

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Perfect little laptop...


I use my small netbook for a lot of things : Music/Web/Reading/Video/TV(slingbox)/games(OnLive)/SNES/SEGA Genesis. I think in a year I'll swap the harddrive it has for a 40-50 GB SSD and put 2 GB of ram on it, it should be a beast. :) Can't go wrong...

Price, I needed this below 200 and it does everything, well almost everything, my 550$ laptop does. I bought a 2nd one and told my bro-in-law to get one

A few marks on the bottom of the netbook, but nothing to be worried about, mostly from being on a table, screen was perfect and the whole laptop is perfect for the price

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Great netbook use it on breaks at work

Windows xp 1gb of ram 160gb

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