Notes from Computex 2008: Asus Eee PC 1000

This is the new Asus Eee PC 1000 series..

The new 1000 is a serious contender for mobile pc of the year… it’s light, affordable, big enough for some serious work, and highly desirable.

From Wikipedia:

It features a new 10 inch screen and an 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU. The 1000 model ships with Linux and a 40GB SSD; the 1000H model ships with Windows XP Home and a 80 GB HD. Both the 1000 and the 1000H have 2 GB of DDR RAM. The 1000 has a rated battery life of 4.2-7.5 hours, while the 1000H is rated for 3.2-7 hours. It also offers a keyboard that is 92% the size of generic notebooks, aiming to make it more comfortable to type. Like the Eee PC 901, the new machines feature 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The prices are NT$18,988 (approx. US$625) for the 1000H and NT$19,988 (approx. US$658) for the 1000.

Though the price is creeping towards a lower end notebook, it’s still offering some interesting subtleties, including Linux, SSD, and a fairly decent screen. I would reckon that the 1000 model is probably more robust… and suitable for those who are ‘road warrior’ types!

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