The Asus Eee PC 1005HA hasn’t been released in the US yet, but PC World’s Australian arm got to take the latest from Asus for a test drive. Here are a few of their key findings:
- The 6 cell, 63WHr battery lasted for 5 hours of standard definition video playback
- CPU performance is pretty much what you’d expect from a netbook with an Intel Atom CPU, decent but not spectacular
- The hard drive was a bit faster than those found on some netbooks
Overall, PC World claimed that the 1005HA is one of the best netbooks available today (or almost available, depending on your geographic location). And unlike the Eee PC 1008HA, the 1005HA has a user replaceable battery. It also happens to be a bit thicker, measuring 1.4 inches thick at it’s thickest point, while the 1008HA is less than an inch thick all the way around.