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Eee PC 1000 in comparison to the Eee PC 901  (Source:

  (Source: once again leaks an Eee PC notebook

Earlier today, DailyTech brought you news that early specs for the Eee PC 1000 leaked out thanks to an observant Hexus employee. Now, thanks to -- the same site that leaked the Eee PC 901 -- we now have images of the new 10" Eee PC 1000.

The Eee PC 1000 carries on the same new design introduced with the Eee PC 901, albeit on a larger scale. The biggest change notable should be the significantly larger keyboard. The original Eee PC 701 and Eee PC 900/901 featured a tiny, cramped keyboard that many have complained about. The Eee PC 1000, however, joins the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC with a 92% full-size keyboard.

The increased dimensions of the Eee PC 1000 make it a bit closer in size to the MSI Wind which has garnered a lot of attention over the past few weeks. The increased physical dimensions also mean that weight is also up significantly for the newest Eee PC family member.

Whereas the original Eee PC 701 and Eee PC 900 hovered around the two-pound mark, the Eee PC 1000 weighs in at a "hefty" 3.19 pounds. This compares to 2.42 pounds and 2.88 pounds respectively for the 3-cell and 6-cell versions of the MSI Wind.

As reported this afternoon, the Intel Atom-powered device will support up to 2GB of DDR2 memory and can be equipped with an 80GB HDD. Windows XP Home and Linux version of the Eee PC 1000 will be available for purchase as is the case with previous Eee PC models.

Stay tuned for more details on pricing and availability for the Eee PC 1000.

Updated 6/3/2008
ASUS today officially launched its Eee PC 1000 and Eee PC 1000H. The Eee PC 1000 will be available with up to a 40GB SSD while the Eee PC 1000H will be available with up to an 80GB 2.5" 5400RPM HDD.

The Eee PC 1000/1000H and Eee PC 901 are all equipped with an Atom processor and include ASUS's Super Hybrid engine which allows for easy manipulation of CPU speed, CPU voltage, and screen brightness to extend the life of the battery. When running in its most extreme mode, the Super Hybrid Engine can extract 7.8 hours of battery life from the new Eee PCs.

In addition, ASUS is also providing its new Eee PC family with 20GB of dedicated online storage (per machine) to perform backups or store personal data.

Updated 6/12/2008
We told you that we'd keep you informed of pricing for the Eee PC 1000 Series, and word has finally come down from the reps at ASUS. According to PC Magazine, the new 8.9" Eee PC 901 will be priced at a whopping $599 for Windows XP and Linux versions. Stepping up to the 10" Eee PC 1000H with a HDD will set you back $649. The SSD-equipped Eee PC 1000 starts even higher at $699.

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By wordsworm on 6/3/2008 8:18:37 AM , Rating: 2
I think this eclipsed the original story. I really like the idea of a notebook that can take a beating. I also like the idea of becoming a Linux geek.

Although I'd love the larger keyboard (for me keyboard size is a key feature), I'd be too afraid of dropping MSI's and breaking Wind to actually buy it.

By ZetaEpyon on 6/3/2008 10:33:21 AM , Rating: 2
As far as taking a beating, I'd be a lot more worried about the LCD display than one of the standard, non-SSD hard drives.

By wordsworm on 6/3/2008 10:05:26 PM , Rating: 2
Ok, this is how to get it:

scenario 1)
LCD breaks, hard drive doesn't. No files lost.

scenario 2)
LCD breaks, hard drive breaks. Files lost.

The key here is: files lost. As something of an armchair artist, the worst scenario is losing unique data that can't really be replaced. Most folks have photos they don't want to lose. Imagine you're storing your photos on your laptop from your camera on your once in a lifetime trip through (insert exotic location here) and you drop the machine. Yeah, sure, losing the LCD sucks too, but it's far from the same trauma as losing your photos, blog, or whatever other unique items you have. So, this is why a 40 GB SSD is exciting to me.

By HeelyJoe on 6/13/2008 12:30:10 AM , Rating: 2
Why don't you just back up your files?

By jeff834 on 6/13/2008 2:06:37 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not trying to be immature but am I the only person who laughed when I read this post? He's very worried about "breaking Wind"? That's comedy gold right there.

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