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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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I don't get it
By amanojaku on 6/13/2008 12:27:45 AM , Rating: 2
<scratches head>
What am I supposed to use this thing for? With a starting price of $300 these EEE PCs are pretty expensive notepads, instant messengers and/or web browsers. I guess they can hold a few movies, but I don't even like to watch a movie on a 15" laptop. I guess I just haven't gotten into the whole mobile Internet thing yet, except to check mail from my corporate CrackBerry. Which a lot of $100 phones can do. Use cases, anyone?




RE: I don't get it
By BarkHumbug on 6/13/2008 4:11:47 AM , Rating: 2
How about a realistic alternative to the Amazon Kindle, retail price $359? (or any other book reader for that matter) They're selling like hotcakes according to Amazon, which is a mystery to me. While I'd like to have a handy book reader for myself I'm certainly not prepared to pay $300+ for it... ;)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FI73MA/ref=am...


RE: I don't get it
By Icelight on 6/13/2008 4:07:59 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
They're selling like hotcakes according to Amazon, which is a mystery to me.


Are you kidding? People have been clamouring for the portable book for decades.


RE: I don't get it
By BarkHumbug on 6/17/2008 3:27:34 AM , Rating: 2
Yes I know, but as I also stated I'm certainly not prepared to pay $359 for it, is seems just a little steep for the limited function.

Besides, books already are portable you know... ;)


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