Just as they promised Laptop Magazine has published a full review of the biggest little EEE PC, the 1000h. The Asus EEE PC 1000h sports the biggest screen yet, a 10-inch LCD running at 1024×600. As the review points out there are some interesting features on the 1000h to help take advantage of that big screen. First up there is a resolution changer button that toggles between 800×600, 1024×600 (native), 1024×768 (panning), and 1024×768 (fit-to-screen). While this will likely be helpful doing stuff like web surfing it doesn’t really squeeze much more on the screen even at the compressed resolution so I doubt users will end up using this feature very much. The other interesting feature I think will get used a lot however, as it is a CPU over/under clocking button. The 1000h has a 1.6 GHz Atom processor which can be under-clocked to 1.2 GHz for battery saving, or the user can toggle among that, 1.6 GHz (normal) and a turbo mode at 1.8 GHz for those functions that need a performance boost. How much you want to bet that most will leave that baby at the turbo setting most of the time?
The review that Joanna Stern has written is a thorough overview of the newest EEE PC and worth a read for those interested. She touches on something in the review that I’ve written about here before, at what size and price do these mini-notebooks start to lose their advantage over full-functioned cheap laptops?