ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Black Netbook - £331.97 @ Laptops Direct (instock 9th March)
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ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Black Netbook - £331.97 @ Laptops Direct (instock 9th March)

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Found 1st Mar 2009
This is the new model in the ASUS EEE 1000 range. It is a netbook, so no DVD drive. Cheapest I could find elsewhere was £500.

"With the Asus Eee PC it is. At only 1.3Kg this is an ultra-portable model ideal for those on the move.

With an amazing 8 hours battery life it will last a full working day. So, youll never need a notepad again! Plus, given its WiFi capabilities youll have internet access at your fingertips too!

Just because its small doesnt mean it isnt powerful. With an Intel Atom processor, a 160GB Hard Drive this model is more than capable when it comes to keeping up to date on the move.

So, if its a mobile laptop youre after, or even just a second laptop for browsing the web Asus Eee PC 901 is an ideal choice."

Processor - Intel Atom 1.6 GHz
RAM - 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive - 160 GB Hard Disk Drive
Operating System - XP Home
Screen - 10" TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )
Bluetooth - Yes
Notebook Camera - Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel
Warranty - 2 years warranty

15 Comments

I think it's really hot, coz you'll get a 160GB SSD!

liuhangbo;4524979

I think it's really hot, coz you'll get a 160GB SSD!



no

Gingerboy;4525031

no



Well I noticed my mistake.
I was shocked when I see the "Solid State Drive" up there, so I checked, apparently it is HDD.

Again... The samsung NC10 has the same spec... looks better and battery life of 7 hrs...

(£309 at ebuyer or Amazon)

So I call this cold... and the cheapest elsewhere at £500 is robbery.

Sorry OP

Cold !!!

The "160 GB Solid State Drive" is a clear mistake if you check it around.

The same item (but with Linux OS) sold at £289.99 + 5% RAC discount = £274.50 at Play.com! In stock now!

I remembered that the identical item (with Windows XP) was sold at £319.99 + 5% RAC discount at Play.com before.

Here is the link for the Linux version: play.com/PC/…tml

matureking;4525386

Cold !!!The "160 GB Solid State Drive" is a clear mistake if you check it … Cold !!!The "160 GB Solid State Drive" is a clear mistake if you check it around.The same item (but with Linux OS) sold at £289.99 + 5% RAC discount = £274.50 at Play.com! In stock now!I remembered that the identical item (with Windows XP) was sold at £319.99 + 5% RAC discount at Play.com before. Here is the link for the Linux version: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/8076600/Asus-Eee-PC-1000-H-Atom-N270-1-6GHz-1GB-160GB-10-Linux-NetBook-Black/Product.html



Play.com one is different.... play.com 1000H which is Atom n270. 1000HE is Atom n280 9hr battery life

Gedfaz;4525314

Again... The samsung NC10 has the same spec... looks better and battery … Again... The samsung NC10 has the same spec... looks better and battery life of 7 hrs...(£309 at ebuyer or Amazon)So I call this cold... and the cheapest elsewhere at £500 is robbery.Sorry OP



The HE is a new model,

Asus has announced a newly updated Eee netbook called the Eee 1000HE that is available for pre-order right now. The netbook claims to be the first machine on the market to use the new Intel N280 Atom CPU. The machine also uses the Super Hybrid Engine to boost CPU speed and get extended battery life from the machine.

Features include 802.11b/g/n network connectivity and Bluetooth. Internal storage is to a 160GB HDD and Asus offers 10GB of encrypted online storage space. Battery life is reported to be 9.5 hours from Asus.

The new Asus keyboard is used on the 1000HE, which looks much like the keyboard on a MacBook and puts the right shift key in the correct space, a complaint many have with the Eee keyboard.

Mini-Review here, seems better than the NC10 in every area to me including looks and battery life, and in the USA where its already released its the best selling netbook on Amazon.com


blog.laptopmag.com/asu…sor

Anyone in the market for a 10" netbook should check out this grouptest:

laptopmag.com/mob…e=1

Head to head with the

Samsung NC10
MSi Wind U120
Lenovo S10
HP mini 1000
Asus eee 1000HE (the one this deal is for)
Acer Aspire one (new 10" version)

Original Poster

Have edited it. I did know this, but I didn't think to check Laptop Directs description

Its keyboard is 92% the size of normal laptop keyboards...

Yep this is the new trend ...

High priced netbooks for those who have more money than sense - the old 1000H at £290 or so - as was a few months ago - was a decent specced netbook at about the limit of what one should pay.

Clever ASUS adds a bit of bling - yes sure it's got a slightly faster CPU - slightly faster FSB - battery might be a little better - but no better graphics and Woah ! the price jumps at least £50.

Sorry ASUS (and I guess Samsung etc etc are gonna do the same thing) you're not fleecing me for what is still a poxy little netbook that can do little more than web browse and run a few basic office apps.

NETBOOKS SHOULD COST NO MORE THAN AROUND £280 TOPS - EVEN WITH XP, 10" SCREEN, 6-CELL BATTERY AND 160GB HDD. GOT THAT ASUS, SAMSUNG MSI ETC

THIS IS A **** DEAL AND ONLY IDIOTS WANTING THEIR LATEST TOYS WOULD GET EXCITED BY THIS!

RANT OVER !!

Original Poster

grumpyone;4527376

Yep this is the new trend ...High priced netbooks for those who have more … Yep this is the new trend ...High priced netbooks for those who have more money than sense - the old 1000H at £290 or so - as was a few months ago - was a decent specced netbook at about the limit of what one should pay.Clever ASUS adds a bit of bling - yes sure it's got a slightly faster CPU - slightly faster FSB - battery might be a little better - but no better graphics and Woah ! the price jumps at least £50.Sorry ASUS (and I guess Samsung etc etc are gonna do the same thing) you're not fleecing me for what is still a poxy little netbook that can do little more than web browse and run a few basic office apps.NETBOOKS SHOULD COST NO MORE THAN AROUND £280 TOPS - EVEN WITH XP, 10" SCREEN, 6-CELL BATTERY AND 160GB HDD. GOT THAT ASUS, SAMSUNG MSI ETCTHIS IS A **** DEAL AND ONLY IDIOTS WANTING THEIR LATEST TOYS WOULD GET EXCITED BY THIS!RANT OVER !!



I totally agree with you, and I haven't bought one because they are too expensive. But I still want one for the "wow" factor. Guess I'll be sticking with the desktop.

I think its only this price as they are the first to offer a pre-order for it. Once its in the marketplace the price will settle to around the current 1000H price, I think its available stateside for $349 so its not a premium netbook (ALA S101 etc).

grumpyone;4527376

Yep this is the new trend ...High priced netbooks for those who have more … Yep this is the new trend ...High priced netbooks for those who have more money than sense - the old 1000H at £290 or so - as was a few months ago - was a decent specced netbook at about the limit of what one should pay.Clever ASUS adds a bit of bling - yes sure it's got a slightly faster CPU - slightly faster FSB - battery might be a little better - but no better graphics and Woah ! the price jumps at least £50.Sorry ASUS (and I guess Samsung etc etc are gonna do the same thing) you're not fleecing me for what is still a poxy little netbook that can do little more than web browse and run a few basic office apps.NETBOOKS SHOULD COST NO MORE THAN AROUND £280 TOPS - EVEN WITH XP, 10" SCREEN, 6-CELL BATTERY AND 160GB HDD. GOT THAT ASUS, SAMSUNG MSI ETCTHIS IS A **** DEAL AND ONLY IDIOTS WANTING THEIR LATEST TOYS WOULD GET EXCITED BY THIS!RANT OVER !!



just web browsing and a few basic office apps? And winamp, and VLC for divx and 720p HD files. And quite a few games. Where did you get the figure of £280?

crumpetman;4528010

just web browsing and a few basic office apps? And winamp, and VLC for … just web browsing and a few basic office apps? And winamp, and VLC for divx and 720p HD files. And quite a few games. Where did you get the figure of £280?



£280 was the price of a 1000H with XP, 160GB and 6 cell battery two months ago! before ASUS and Samsung etc realise they could really start fleecing customers.

According to laptopmag.com/rev…e=3 ...

The new 1000HE scores just 50 points more on PCMark05 than the 1000H.

Graphics performance was below average for the netbook category - despite using the latest N280 atom CPU, ASUS did not bother to put the new GN40 chipset in - but used the existing 945GSE one.

OK I was a bit harsh on the abilities of netbooks - but when they start costing £330+, then you know you are being ripped off!!!!!!

This one is one of the best netbooks guys, its definetly worth 330, its got a chicklet apple style keyboard, very comfy apparently, very long battery life, slightly longer than NC10, the only thing thats a minus for me is that its slightly bigger than the usual netbooks.
I am surprised ppl comparing this to H, H & HE are different, HE is new with redesigned hardware, new proc (although no great speed bump), new keyboard, much better battery life, this is selling like a hot cake right now in US, where it was released a few weeks ago.

my two cents...
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