Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
SpecificationsNotebook: Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 300 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Given the number of netbooks out there with cookie-cutter specifications, price perhaps ends up playing a more significant role than in more mainstream notebooks. Amazon are currently listing the eCAFÉ EC-1000W for $319.99; problem is, they’re also offering the ASUS Eee PC 1005HA – which matches the Hercules’ specs but offers longer batter life – for $284.99. We prefer the ASUS’ keyboard, too, which is a lot less frustrating than the shrunken example on the EC-1000W.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: price: 50% mobility: 50%
Source: Laptop Mag
This netbook’s distinct style and software bundle help it stand out from the crowd. Hercules’ $399 eCAFÉ EC-1000W is an attractive netbook whose design stands out in a sea of competitors. The bundled OpenOffice.org suite, online storage, and other utilities also help differentiate this system, as does the two-year warranty. However, other Windows 7 netbooks, such as the Toshiba mini NB205, last over three hours longer on a charge and cost only a little bit more. This machine is a good first effort, but there are better options available
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: SFT - 3/11
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 87%
Source: PC Praxis - 1/2010
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70%
Source: Computerbild - 26/2009
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% performance: 73% features: 80% display: 84% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 96%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Hercules: Guillemot Corporation is a French designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories for PC and game consoles, offering a wide range of products under the brand names Hercules for video, audio and WiFi products, and Thrustmaster for PC and console accessories. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently present in 10 countries including Germany, France, the UK, the United States, Canada and Italy, and distributes its products across more than 20 countries worldwide. The global market share according laptop computers is low and there exist scarcely reviews.
77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.