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Asus Eee PC 1000HE Launched


Asus Eee PC 1000HE Launched

Asus' Eee range is getting broader almost by the day. Rumours of an Eee Phone and Eee Mirror might make little sense and you'll surely forgive us for paying precious little attention to them. The launch of the Eee PC 1000HE, however, is worthy of greater attention.

The reason for that is the primary benefit offered by the Eee PC 1000HE, namely its claimed 9.5 hour battery life - certainly enough to make us sit up and take notice. Also primary among the reasons the 1000HE is worthy of consideration is the use of an Atom N280 CPU. The N280 boasts a slightly faster 667MHz front-side bus that the N270 (at 533MHz for the curious) leading to an also slightly speedier 1.66GHz clock speed (versus the N270's 1.6GHz).

The 1000HE further boasts an Intel GN40 chipset, about which we've talked before. All in all, the specs are pretty darned impressive.

Indubitably I have to query under what working scenario Asus managed to acquire that 9.5 hour figure. Only the Sony Vaio TX3XP has ever managed to live up to such a claim in our testing, so we'll hold judgment on the Eee PC 1000HE until we get our hands on one. Nonetheless, even six or seven hours of use would be fantastic from a netbook, especially when at $399 (~£280) one could buy four 1000HEs for the price of a single Vaio TZ31.

In completely unrelated news, it's my birthday on the 9th…


February 3, 2009, 2:19 pm

Any indication of when it will be available then?


February 3, 2009, 5:29 pm

"Launched" isn't the right word here. Asus have announced a pre-order scheme with a $50 discount, but even the pre-order scheme hasn't started yet. So this is the announcement of the not-yet-dated upcoming opportunity to place a pre-order on a not-yet-dated upcoming system. That's at least two steps removed from a launch in my book. ;)


February 3, 2009, 5:44 pm

Well we were all gonna chip in for that 2.9 GHz, 8GB DDR3 RAM MBP, for your birthday Mr. Jobling, but we can take the hint sir - somebdy prefers the 90 minute longer battery life on this, so somebody's in for a treat!


February 3, 2009, 8:29 pm

Like Epic it would be great to know when it'll be available because it looks good and if competitively priced then may well tempt some people away from the Samsung NC10 especially ass ASUS seemed to have sorted the keyboard this time.


February 6, 2009, 10:20 am

Heard there is a successor to the Atom processor due which has even lower power consumption. Anybody hear anything and are there any Netbooks due with it ?

Using an NC10 from work with option to buy it.

Great little netbook, however only displays Quarter of the webpage at a time.

(Frustrating not to reach options at a Glance & Toggling the % magnification only makes pointer and links sluggish !)

Noticed the Asus and ACER equivlent demo models in shops show full webpages on smaller screens.

Have option to purchase the Samsung NC10 but this is putting me off ! Any solutions!

Is this Acer 1000EH a suitable replacement ?

Is it better to wait for the new Atom replacement ?

When does the latter come out ?

Any help appreciated as soon as poss as have to make a decision soon.

Thanks in Advance !

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