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.
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
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.
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.