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Lap of Luxury: The ASUS 1000HE

Netbooks are all the rage these days. The itty-bitty computers are cheaper and much lighter than the typical laptops most of us must lug around when traveling or taking work home. Many major computer manufacturers have developed netbooks for size- and cost-conscious computer users, but ASUS, the Taiwanese company that pioneered netbook technology, remains king of the hill with the Eee PC 1000HE.

Some of the computer's specs sit on the same level as the competition: 10-inch screen, 160 GB hard drive, 1.66 GHz processor and a built-in Webcam. But a couple slick features make it superior.

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Christopher Danzig

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