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Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W


Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Intel Atom N270 1 x 1.6 GHz, DiamondVille
10.10 inch 10:6, 1024 x 600 pixel, glossy: yes
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro



Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 73%, features: 80%, display: 84% mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W

Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W Review
Source: Slashgear English version
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%
60% Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Source: Laptop Mag English version
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 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%

Foreign Reviews

87% Notebooks für jeden Zweck
Source: SFT - 3/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 87%
82% XP oder Win7? Netbooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 1/2010 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70%
81% Schneewittchen und die 7-Zwerge
Source: Computerbild - 26/2009 German
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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 standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

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.

Hercules reviews

77.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2010-04-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)