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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 StevoLincolnite on 6/13/2008 6:19:07 AM , Rating: 2
It really depended on the Benchmark, the Coppermine Pentium 3 was a little bit slower than the Tualatin Pentium 3, but in non-bandwidth hungry applications the 1.4ghz Tualatin would easily out perform the Early Willamette chips, however the tables turned once the Northwood was released and the clock speeds rose.

You are Correct the Willamette did only scale to a maximum of 2ghz, and almost the entire life-time of the chip, it was being out-sold by the Pentium 3, thanks to the Pentium 4's then reliance on the expensive Rambus memory.

I have an old Pentium 3 1.4 ghz Tualatin~S in another machine, combined with a Radeon 9600XT and 1.5gb of SDRAM @ 150mhz and it manages Vista rather surprisingly well for a machine as ancient as that, even with Aero enabled, Heck it even plays World of WarCraft better than a Friends Machine with a Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz, 2gb of DDR2 667mhz memory and an Intel X3100 Graphics card, mind you it's a laptop and a budget one at that, but you would think the Tualatin would fail miserably against the new architectures.

Benchmarks have shown that the Atom 1.6ghz is comparable to the Pentium M 800mhz, which is rather Interesting, on my old Laptop with a Pentium M 1.6ghz if I dropped the clockspeeds to 600mhz in Vista, it still did basic email, web browsing and what not perfectly fine, even with Aero enabled.

I guess the "Performance" of Vista is heavily Dependant on the users perception in allot of regards, thats why you have people saying you need "At least 4gb of ram" to truly enjoy Vista, and at least a Quad Core, which is simply not true.


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