Vendors of small, light and allegedly underpowered netbooks promote them as network browsing tools, best suited for web browsing and email. Well, folks, they’re only partially right. Some of the netbooks available today are ready for business computing prime time. Their functionality, light weight and small size, combined with their low power consumption and cost make them prime candidates for small, medium and even large businesses.
One of the best business-appropriate netbooks is the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE, running Windows XP. I’ve been messing with ASUS Eees since the 701. I own and have been using a 1000HA that is functionally the equivalent of the 1000HE, except for a slightly faster processor, a better designed keyboard, and somewhat different case design. So, what I write below is not simply based on a my hands-on time with the 1000HE.