The 11.6 inch Netbook from Asus Eee PC 1101HA is the first model in the Eee Family to overcome the display size of 10 inches. Desired and expected with impatience by potential buyers, delayed by the limitations imposed by Intel and Microsoft for mobile computing market has been the delicate balance between Netbook and notebook. However, the first netPC 11 inches did not reach the volumes of sales expected.
Asus Eee PC 1101HA is 11.6-inch mini laptop, according to manufacturer it has the latest mobile hardware so pleasant that gets you started with all possible applications. You enjoy up to 8.5 hours working on one battery charge. So you can use a single charge one whole day or a long journey ahead. With its wireless connectivity it is simply to stay in touch with friends and family, colleagues or classmates. Because Simplicity is still with a capital E central to the Asus Eee PC 1101HA.
Two models currently on the list of Asus: Eee PC 1101HA-BLK022X and WHI022X, broken only by the color of the chassis, the first black and white for the second. The price is the same for both with the same hardware equipment, which includes not only the aforementioned Atom Z520 also 1GB of DDR2 memory, 160GB hard drive and 6-cell battery.
The Asus Eee PC 1101HA is the second Seashell netbook from Asus. The smaller 1008HA was launched earlier this year. The Eee PC 1101HA’s 11.6-inch screen is larger than that of the 1008HA, but the real advantage lies in the increased resolution.
- Processor: Intel Atom Z520, Silverthorne core, 1.33 GHz, 512KB L2 cache, FSB 533 MHz
- Chipset: Poulsbo US15W
- Memory: 1024 MB DDR2 (max 2GB)
- Display: 11.6 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) LED backlit, HD Ready (720p)
- Video Card: Intel GMA 500
- Audio: stereo speakers and microphone
- Hard Disk: 160GB SATA 5400RPM + 10GB Eee Storage
- Ports: 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x VGA (D-Sub, 15pin), headphone and microphone jack, 1 x RJ45
- Expansion: Card Reader 3in1
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth, 10/100 Ethernet LAN
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
- Battery: Li-Ion 6 cells 4800mWh
- Dimensions: 286 x 196 x 28.5/35.5 mm
- Weight: 1.4 kg
- Warranty: 1 years
- Other: webcam from 1.3MPixel, touchpad multitouch
Interfaces and design :
Asus Eee PC 1101HA shares the same design as the other two netbook Eee PC 1008HA and Eee PC 1005HA. The lid and base are covered with glossy coating uniformity of the finish in Asus-Mold Roller, a special molding technique used to incorporate fusion and color decoration in a layer of protection.
The space between the keyboard and the screen is occupied almost entirely by the bacteria, which are located side buttons power of enabling / disabling wireless networks. Our impression can only be positive, for the beautiful design Seashell developed also for the level of finish and quality blending.
The allocation of interfaces and expansion slots is essential as you would expect from a netbook. However, there is everything necessary for convenient use: 3 USB ports distributed on either side to promote even handed users, a memory card reader 3-in-1 and a video output VGA.The wedge shape of the chassis causes the front edge of the Netbook Asus Eee PC 1101 is so thin. The right side aligned with the five status LEDs: power, battery charge indicator, hard disk, wireless / bluetooth, block capitals.
On the left side, starting from the bottom we list the DC-in power, the traditional VGA output D-sub 15 pin to connect an external monitor, the third USB 2.0 port, the hole for attaching the lock type. Since the screen behind the wheel base, it was not possible for any interface on this front. Moreover almost all of the side is occupied by the battery.
Input Devices :
Having a screen 11.6 "diagonal has another advantage that is the size of the frame broader so as to allow to mount a full size keyboard. The conquest of the standard keyboard (18.5 mm distance between keys) was achieved gradually, passing from the first keyboard which completely occupies the space available across the entire base width.
The LED backlight makes the display provides a uniform illumination, but as usual with a glossy finish you should not to use too much outside. The horizontal viewing angle of the screen is pretty wide, but the visibility decreases rapidly when you are on top of the screen. This makes the 1101HA not the most suitable candidate for the viewing presentations in a conference room, but thanks to the VGA port is built connecting an external monitor.
The touchpad is incorporated into the palm rest which is distinguished by only because the reliefs depicting the area sensitive to touch. A single chrome bar shall act as the select button left and right depending on which side carries the pressure. This is an extremely elegant solution that does nothing but reinforce the undeniable charm of this net book.
Where the Asus Eee PC 1008HA has opted for a fixed, internal battery, the 1101HA again just a removable 48Wh battery. This makes it more interesting for people who work long time on this machine. We switch from wifi and the energy saving features that provides the nine hours working to squeeze out its battery. Asus claims 11 hours with the optional battery 63Wh.
Eee Docking and Easy mode
One of the features that accompany the EeePC netbook provide is the special attention that Asus dedicated not only aesthetics but also the hardware and software profiles. With Asus Eee PC 1101HA you can find a number of utilities and well two custom GUI. We refer to Easy Mode, a descendant of the first user interface simplifies its Eee PC, Eee Docking and modern navigation bar that allows quick access to all the options offered by our netbooks.
Easy Mode is with its familiar interface with icons, divided into tabs: Favorites, Internet, Office, Learning, Playing, Settings. Each tab covers applications of this type to allow even those who are a total beginner, such as children, easy access to main functions of the laptop.
Eee Docking takes the form of a baraway located on the edge of the desktop. divided into four areas (on the Eee PC Tablet there is also a section devoted to the functions touch): Vibe Eee, Eee Sharing, Xperience Eee, Eee Tools.
Noise and temprature :
If you are looking at a netbook with a low noise level and temperatures Asus Eee PC 1101HA will not disappoint you. The very low total TDP Menlow platform is a guarantee of high efficiency. The effects are apparent not only on battery life but also on levels of comfort. Temperatures range from a minimum of 46 degrees at idle to a maximum of about 55 degrees in Power Saving mode. The temperature threshold increases progressively less conservative power saving mode, touching the 75 degrees overclock controlled at 30% (Super Hybrid mode).
The Eee PC 1101HA is one of the most attractive netbooks and thanks to the high-resolution screen, which is more interesting than many competitors. The 1101HA is a good choice for someone who wants stylish but inexpensive ultra portable and can live with the limitations of an Atom processor.