Short Review: Eee PC 1000HE – Connected, efficient and practical

ASUS Eee PC 1000HE in Blue

If you’re a road warrior, you need a bigger keyboard and screen, excellent connectivity, and a large hard disk in a small space. The Asus Eee PC 1000HE has got it all, in buckets; and attractively so.

The 1000HE sports Intel’s new and faster Atom N280 chip. The 10? display shows 1,024×600 pixels, but doesn’t have that annoying ‘glossy’ effect, making working outdoors comfortable. And the 160GB hard disk means plenty of space for your presentations, photos, music, and work documents, while the 1000HE’s keyboard makes touch-typing pleasant.

But most importantly, the bigger battery and efficiency software provides an amazing battery life that will get you through the day. Connectivity includes Bluetooth, 802.11n wireless, and all the standard options. So you’ll can enjoy all those great features and put in a productive day’s work without needing to recharge.

The is the first choice netbook for people who travel often. Its excellent battery life outshines the competition, you can touch type on its keyboard, and it is visually attractive, too.

Available now. With fast shipping and 1-year manufacturer warranty. Current price range: $380-395.00.

Top selling ASUS Eee PCs 5 Star Rating for Asus Eee PC 1000HE
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Tuesday’s News Round Up: Asus Eee PC 900, PPP, and Carnivals

In Tuesday’s News on InvestorBlogger Dot Com, as we delve into some stories of interest to me! But first…

Here are some of my top stories over the past few days, do check them out!

Carnivals Published

Dot Com Carnival and Carnival of Making REAL Money were both published recently. I enjoyed doing the carnivals a lot. I’ve begun to be a lot more picky about the kinds of articles that I link to in the Carnivals, so you can be sure there’s a lot of good reading. In fact, for the Making REAL Money Carnival, I chopped 66 submissions down to a mere 16! But there are some good articles, especially the feature article.

Asus Eee PC 900 Series

900 eee pc

I have no idea how I missed this story… but it seems that in the summer ASUS will release a new version of their portable Linux-based system. Now that’s going to be quite a system. Here’s the basic news, some of which was suggested earlier by fans of the first Eee PC:

ASUS has made several innovative improvements with the next generation of the Eee PC – dubbed the Eee PC 900. These new technologies will bring about a brand new concept for Internet access with 1G of memory, larger storage of up to 12GB, and wider 8.9-inch screens. These new Eee PCs will cost 399 Euros each, and will be available in summer this year – to select countries on the first wave of launch. All of these new models will be Windows ready, and will provide users with a chance to enjoy a brand new PC experience while on the go.

Payperpost: A good source for publicity

Well, after running my first campaign on Payperpost, I ran a second campaign as well. The total views for the articles written are 1477 with the second campaign scoring slightly more. There have been 19 clickthroughs as well from those posts totalling 1.3% as a conversion rate. Since the campaign didn’t demand that readers actually do anything, the clickthrough rate is comparable with Adsense (before the changes). At $4.08 per click, though, the price is quite high. The campaigns will continue for quite a while effectively reducing the per click price and perhaps increasing the conversion rate.

The first two campaigns were effectively free for me as I was using a Payperpost Coupon; I tried out different ways to word the post offer. The second campaign was more effective, but still I need to make some changes, esp. to the issue of titling the posts. I was surprised how many (six, in fact) posts simply mentioned the blog name as the post title. Disappointing.

Suggestions for running a PayPerPost Campaign are attached after the sample campaign.

Check out the blog. Write a buzz type post about InvestorBlogger.
Create a link to one post in the archives (you can search the archives and find something worth commenting on) as well as a link to the main page.
Feel free to disclose this post as you wish. PR is not required, but your blog must be listed in Technorati (must have the Technorati badge).
I will review all submissions and vote your tack rating accordingly!
So enjoy the writing the post, check out the archives and good luck!

Next time I will word the task more specifically than this time. Also, “adding the ‘vote your tack’ rating accordingly” was very helpful as the quality of submissions was much better the second time. Also, increasing the minimum tack rating and adding a RealRank of 2 helped to ensure the quality of the posting much more. So in opportunity #3, I’ll be promoting my own OPML download for the top bloggers.

2007 IT Month Show in Taipei: People, Products, and Pi-zzaz!

It’s NOT Computex, there’s no John Chow… and there are no freebies for you guys! (This time!…)

Today was the last day for the 2007 IT Month Show in Taipei, and I went along to see what was going on, to do a little ‘bargain’ shopping and get some snaps of some cool devices… Unfortunately, most of Taipei City and Taipei County (combined population approx 6,000,000 inhabitants) also decided to go, too.


As you can see from outside, and inside!


It was difficult to get any pictures of the stall presentations because there were too many basketball playing supertall visitors! Mmm… Still, this is the Transcend stall, and free pens were being given away! I didn’t catch any: it was too difficult with a camera in one hand, and a cup of coffee in the other!


Aha! The HTC stall, with lots of pricy but ultra cool models… They really do give Apple a run for their money, and they’re available NOW! So… why wait!?


The HTC stall had some really *cool* phones, including the TYTN II, the Touch, and I got to try one!


Can you spot this model? Of course, this one is MY hand… But the glare obliterates the lovely screen.


Slipping over to Lenovo, I thought I’d entered a car exhibition, as their F1 car was on show…! No mere pc simulations here…!


Vroom!… And onto the other Hall 3… where the Asus Eee PC had their very OWN stall separate from the ASUS stall! And it was crowded… but not as crowded as the primary stall… Wow! Still, there’s a large amount of interest in the ASUS Eee PC, and I found out that the black models are now available, as are 8GB models, and pricing is good…


I think this model is the 8GB model, but I didn’t get a chance to try it! I tried the 4GB and noted that the keyboard quality on the model seemed much better than the first models I tried a month or so ago! Of course, the Eee PC 8GB was on sale but there were no more in stock. ASUS were taking back orders only for that!


It has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal flash memory and runs on the same 900MHz Intel Celeron chip. Battery power is rated at 3.5 hours, as well. So it’s quite a respectable device. Matched with a portable 2.5″ hard disk with 120GB of space, this would make an acceptable device ‘for the road.’


This picture was taken from the Sony Cybershot T2 trucks, I managed to get the pink truck, but there were three or four different colors of trucks all selling the range of Cybershot cameras… Cute trucks, nice cameras!


And so I thought I’d end today’s trip to the World Trade Center’s IT Month 2007 with a picture taken in neighboring 101 shopping mall. The Mercedes C Class… with a rather unique paint job. (Anyone know why shopping malls and exhibitions like to display CARS…?)