Netbook Madness Game 3: ASUS Eee PC 1000 HE vs. Archos 10

brackets_rd3 Welcome back sportsfans! Yesterday’s action saw the older MSI Wind U100 handily beat the Dell Inspiron Mini 12, taking 79 percent of all the votes. The Wind now moves on to face the winner of the NC20/ EeePC S101 matchup next week. Today’s tilt, the ASUS Eee PC 1000 HE vs. the Archos 10,  has all the excitement of a UNC/Oral Roberts matchup. The Eee PC 1000 HE ($399) sports some impressive specs: Like the 1000H, the HE also has an LED-backlit display, 160GB hard drive, and a 1GB of RAM. But, ASUS finally got the keyboard correct, putting the right Shift key where it belongs. Also, ASUS went with an island-style layout, which is proving more popular on full-size notebooks these days. However, the 1000 HE is one of the largest and heaviest 10-inch netbooks to date, coming in at 3.2 pounds and measuring 1.4 inches. Still, it was one of the first netbooks to feature the 1.66-GHz Intel Aton N280 processor, notching a category-high score of 1588 in PCMark05. Finally, the 1000 HE got one of the best times on the LAPTOP Battery test, coming in at 7 hours and 8 minutes (with its six-cell battery). To date, that beat out all other netbooks except the HP 2140 (7 hours and 19 minutes). Going up against the 1000 HE is the Archos 10, the first netbook from the French company best known for its classy portable media players. Like those PMPs, the Archos 10 comes with a strong bundle of software, including the Archos Media Club (and a $50 gift certificate), vTuner (which allows users to stream more than 1,000 Web channels, 11,000 Web radio stations, and 110,000 podcasts). Unfortunately, the Archos 10’s keyboard leaves something to be desired. Its deck is so small that your fingers are more crammed than BC running their  flex offense. Also, the three-cell battery life of 2:02 falls about 45 minutes short of the netbook average for batteries of that size. Buying an Archos 10 with a 6-cell battery will set you back $449, about $50 more than the 1000 HE. Which notebook would you rather have? The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE and its keyboard and battery, or the Archos 10 and its impressive software stack? Update: The Eee PC 1000HE takes this game. Check back on Monday, 3/23/09 for the next game. poll-1000he-vs-archos10

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  1. Meghan J. McDonough Says:

    Show yourselves Archos fans!

  2. Brian Says:

    By far the most reliable, dependable, and economical in cutting edge electronics is made by Archos!

  3. Krystal Says:

    I just don’t get that one lol. I’ve got an EEE, and with the wifi ON the battery’s almost 6 hours. How can the Archos compare?

  4. anonymous Says:

    i dont get it, why is the asus 1000 HE losing?

  5. shenanigans Says:

    I CALL SHINANIGANS ON THIS POLL! i can’t see ANY reason that the EEE 1000he can be beat by the archos 10, or any other netbook.

  6. Ryan Says:

    what is going on here?

  7. anonymous Says:

    Ha Ha the Archos will win!

  8. Jack Says:

    The prices are wrong, archos has it listed as $330. That makes it cheaper than the Asus EEE.

  9. anonymous Says:

    This is a little retarded I did some checking and found that the prices listed here are much higher than what is shown on the Archos website…I think this poll crap is a crock

  10. AJ Says:

    Why would anyone even vote for the Archos? It’s clearly the inferior choice in terms of build quality, battery life, keyboard and touchpad. It makes me wonder if there are Archos employees trying to vote multiple times.

  11. anonymous Says:

    If the Archos 10 beats the better Eee PC 1000HE this contest will completely lose all credibility.

  12. anonymous Says:

    There is absolutely no brand recognition for Archos in comparison to Asus. In fact, the Archos 10 is actually a re-packaged Hasee MJ125 (google it if you want to confirm). No innovation + lack of quality + no brand recognition = FAIL.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if some Archos employee/fan is boosting up the votes.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    I just noticed the Samsung NC20 hasn’t been released in the US yet. The final specs are not even available to test. If the NC20 vs. S101 match starts before the NC20 is released, this tournament will clearly be unfair.

  14. E Says:

    Asus 1000He is the best … because it can upgraded easily .. i upgraded mine 160GB to 320 GB 7200 hardrive or 128GB SSD or 500GB 5400rpm

    2GB 800MHz DDR2

  15. ken Says:

    if any netbook should be pit againts the mighty 1000HE(the only piece here with N280 processor), only the HP2140, NC10 and NC110, or NC310 could possibly stand a chance!

    Poor Archos, its so unfair, Ok archos, its OK, its time for that white towel you brought. Coz they put you in the wrong weight class.

  16. Marko Says:

    1000He for sure! intel n280, wifi bg and N and bluetooth, better battery life, comes in blue or black, 160gig harddrive with additional eee virtual storage, 1 gig of ram windows XP, microsoft works and the list goed on and on. get the eee pc, i did and i love it!!!!

  17. Nonnymouse Says:

    I love you sparkly blue EEE 1000HE!!! LOVE YOU!!!

  18. Mr X Archos Says:

    I can’t afford either in my present situation -but I was looking around for something like this if I get fixed up with a job – which had better be soon :(

    I have to say – I’ve owned a few Archos products and they’ve performed reasonably well – apart from one, on which the battery died. That being said – I always get the feeling that Archos, while being very innovative, let themselves down on quality control and after sales. Their older products seemed to be much better, and battery life (particularly) has been their major let down.

    It also seems to have become surrounded by fanboys who think they can do no wrong – I’m heard they’re going to introduce a new law in France soon too, outlawing criticism of Archos.

    I’ve heard grumblings about quality issues with Asus too, but I’ve heard enough good reports to be tempted into buying one, when I have the money. So the Asus gets my vote.

  19. sonixx Says:

    Archos, a company known primarily for its portable media players is jumping into the netbook market. There Archos 10 sux compared to Asus Eee PC 1000HE.
    The technical specifications for the Archos 10:
    CPU: 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270
    RAM Included: 1GB
    RAM Upgradable : 1 GB
    Hard Drive Size: 160GB
    Hard Drive Speed: 5,400rpm
    Hard Drive Type: SATA Hard Drive
    Display Size: 10.2
    Native Resolution: 1024×600
    Graphics Card: Intel 945GSE
    Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g
    Operating System: MS Windows XP Home
    Ports (excluding USB):
    Ethernet; Headphone; Kensington Lock; Microphone; VGA
    USB Ports: 3
    Card Slots / Readers: 4-1 card reader
    Warranty/Support: One-year parts and labor/24/7 toll-free phone
    Size: 10.2 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
    Weight: 2.8 pounds
    Bootup time: 52 sec.
    Battery test: 2:02 (only a 3-cell battery)
    This box sucks next to other laptops. Overall I will not even look at this box. I’m getting myself the Eee PC 1000HE. I think this is one of the best laptop so far.

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