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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: Eee Pc
By mmc4587 on 6/4/2008 5:00:46 AM , Rating: 4
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by restrada: "yawn"

I second that.
10" is too big to fit in your pocket, so you will need a bag. And since you have to carry a bag you might as well get one that is gasp 2" bigger and carry around a real laptop. Heck you nerds might even build some muscle and live longer!

...I ask myself, "Self, why buy the EE when I can purchase a refurbished Celeron laptop with 2x the battery life, 3x the speed, and 4x the features for $200? Why buy the EE when I can purchase a brand spankin' new dell vositro laptop for $400? Will it really hurt me to carry around an extra 2 pounds?"

...Then I answer, "No! Why would I pay money to downgrade to a less powerful CPU, with less battery life, no DVD drive, a screen too small to see, and a keyboard too small to type on for any given length of time?"

..And now I taunt the college people talking about a light laptop to take around to class, "have you ever seen a college text book? You are going to need a book bag regardless of whether your Laptop weighs 2lbs or 5lbs. Here is my advice, get something useful like a tablet. Then perhaps you will learn to take real notes (complete with flow charts, equations, idea mapping, etc).

I swear...


RE: Eee Pc
By UNHchabo on 6/4/2008 1:06:05 PM , Rating: 2
Not once during my 5-year college career (switched majors, didn't fail out) did I ever need to bring a textbook to class. The closest I came was in English, having to bring a 300-page paperback novel.

Through most of my college career, my backpack contained two spiral notebooks, and a 1-liter Nalgene. The Nalgene was by far the heaviest thing in there.

If I owned an Eee, it would've weighed about the same as a full bottle of water (~1kg/2.2lbs), and I probably would've carried it in my bag. Can't say the same if I had a 15.4" Dell.


RE: Eee Pc
By Omega215D on 6/14/2008 12:54:25 AM , Rating: 2
Again another supposed know-it-all. When you carry a load in a bag it will put a strain on your back. It doesn't matter if you lift weights or are a skinny person the back can and will still be strained. Since the spine and the spinal chord are essential to a balanced body it would be pretty unwise to harm it.

I am in college getting a science degree which means I will usually be carrying some books along with a laptop (there are only so many school computers). Some of the lab books I carry are pretty thick and is a requirement to have them in class along with notebooks. The laptop I carry around is a Apple MacBook which has a weight of 5 LBS. Since it was thin AND pretty cheap I decided to carry it along with my books which I am now paying for with a slowly slumping posture. Carrying my stuff in a side bag can end up straining my back just as well according to my chiropractor.

Any laptop that decreases in weight and hopefully thickness without me paying more than $1500 is a good idea in my book.


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