The Asus Eee PC 1000HV, which is only available in Italy at the moment, is the first Eee PC netbook to feature a dedicated graphics card. It offers improved graphics performance when playing video games or handling other tasks that would make the Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics found in most netbooks choke.

But Netbook News Italia put the Eee PC 1000HV to the test to see how it handles 720p and 1080p HD video. The answer is a bit disappointing. Like most Intel Atom powered netbooks, the Eee PC 1000HV had no trouble at all with 720p video. But 1080p was another story. While the video plays back much smoother than it would on a computer with an Atom CPU and integrated graphics, the audio lags behind the video.

It’s a bit tough to tell what’s going on in the test, because the sample video used doesn’t contain a lot of dialog. But if you pick a point in the first half of the video and make a note of what’s being said when a certain even occurs onscreen, then skip ahead to the 1080p test, you’ll note that the audio is playing an unsuccessful game of catch up. This could become really frustrating if you try watching a full length movie.

If you’re looking for a netbook that can handle 1080p video (which is kind of silly since no netbook in existence has a screen capable of displaying 1080p resolutions), you might want to hold out for a machine with a Broadcom video accelerator or NVIDIA ION chipset.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,502 other subscribers

5 replies on “Asus Eee PC 1000HV scores mixed results on HD video test”

  1. well, as long as your not going to plug in a HDTV in the laptop, there is no difference from 720p to 1080p HD on the 10.1 inch screen….

  2. What i think it is the trailer they downloaded.I would have an real Mkv movie not some stupped movie trailer that the voices never matchs up. I bet they played the 1080p right after they played the 720p one. I also bet they did play the 720p one first then they didnt turn it off resart it then played the 1080p one.

  3. Most HD video is recorded in 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 chroma sampling, meaning that your color information IS NOT HD, only the luma information is.

    So you will get a HUGE benefit watching HD video on almost any screen.

  4. I just want to play WoW and Half Life so I’m hoping it’s up to that

Comments are closed.