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Eee PC 1000 in comparison to the Eee PC 901  (Source: blogeee.net)

  (Source: blogeee.net)
Blogeee.net 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 blogeee.net -- 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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RE: Windows XP...
By therealnickdanger on 6/3/2008 8:23:50 AM , Rating: 0
Yeah, people are really over-estimating Vista's system requirements. Granted there's a huge difference between Atom and C2D, but for basic desktop operation, I don't think it will matter. From my experience now with Vista on several low-power computers over the past year and a half, I've noticed that Vista really only likes two things in order to function well: RAM and a snappy HDD. With 1GB RAM or more and 7200RPM HDD, Vista Home Basic runs sufficiently on slow-CPU systems. Of course, bloatware and unnecessary services will have to be stripped away in order for advanced users like us to enjoy it.


RE: Windows XP...
By backtomac on 6/3/2008 10:07:50 AM , Rating: 3
The 1.6 ghz Atom is performs about the same as an 800mhz Pentium M.

http://anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=3321&p...

I don't know if Vista can run on such a machine but I doubt it runs well.


RE: Windows XP...
By Reclaimer77 on 6/12/2008 10:50:32 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The 1.6 ghz Atom is performs about the same as an 800mhz Pentium M.


Double OUCH !

Yeah XP is the only way to go here for sure. Simply being able to " run " Vista doesn't really cut it when the specs are this low.


RE: Windows XP...
By idconstruct on 6/13/2008 2:35:28 AM , Rating: 2
At least the fn key is in its place... leaving the ctrl key where it belongs.


RE: Windows XP...
By BarkHumbug on 6/13/2008 3:17:40 AM , Rating: 2
This got me thinking of the whole "Vista Capable" debacle and this quote from Mike Nash, corporate vice president for Windows product management:

quote:
"I PERSONALLY got burnt ... Are we seeing this from a lot of customers? ... I now have a $2,100 e-mail machine."


At least the Eee is a lot cheaper... ;)


"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller














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