From 9to5mac.com/Toys: Amazon is one of the first vendors to have (pre-order) the new  $374 Eee PC 1000HE 10-Inch Netbook.  This new product from ASUS contains Intel’s next generation 1.66GHz N280 Atom processor running a much faster front side bus speed of 667MHz.  This means you can watch video without the jerkiness – even some hi-def.  While it tests significantly faster than previous Netooks, the biggest change in this model is the 6 cell, high density battery pack which allows the EEE to run for a whopping 9.5 hours (your mileage will of course vary).

ASUS also upped the Wireless to N and it has a 160GB Hard Drive, 3 USB ports (on both sides), Bluetooth and a spring-loaded Plug-and-Play MMC/SDHC/Memory Stick/MS-Pro flash card slot is also provided to let you easily access your digital photos and videos and expand your system storage.  They also upped the video camera resolution to 1.3 Megapixels.  It has a 1024 x 600 pixel, 10 inch screen with VGA out for external monitor and 10GB of free online storage from EEE.

The best part? Amazon has it $25 off with free shipping.  Oh, and while it comes with XP Home (blech – could I exchange for 2GB of RAM and Linux?) it makes a great Hackintosh until Apple releases theirs this summer (guessing here).  It comes in black or blue (don’t you miss the black MacBook option?)

Technical Details

  • XP-Preloaded with 160G large H.D.D. Intel Atom 280 Processor (1.66 GHz, FSB: 667MHz)
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine and 6 cell high density battery pack allow for longer battery lifespan of up to 9.5 hours. Super Hybrid Engine offers a choice of performance and power consumption modes for easy adjustments according to various needs
  • High Speed Connectivity Anywhere with Wi-Fi 802.11n. Eee Connect for an easy way to connect two or more users through a remote desktop feature for easy troubleshooting.
  • Exclusive 10GB Eee Storage with easy accessibility anywhere online
  • Free 1 YR Warranty (6 month for battery, 30 day ZBD Guaranteed)

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.5 x 1.1 inches ; 3.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Note: Gift-wrapping is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B001QTXL82
  • Item model number: EPC1000HE-BLK005X
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #2 in Computers & PC Hardware 

     

       
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 2, 2009


Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description
Be at the forefront of technology and enjoy all the benefits with Eee PC 1000HE. The first netbook to have the Intel Atom N280 processor, the Eee PC 1000HE is energy efficient. Its incredible 9.5-hour battery life*—thanks to ASUS’ exclusive energy-saving Super Hybrid Engine and denser battery cells—will allow you to bring internet and multimedia with you out and about, all day long. Furthermore, its 10-inch display, 3.2 pound lightweight chassis, flush fitting battery pack and a large ergonomic chiclet keyboard will allow you to work or travel in absolute comfort for hours on end. Its generous 160 GB of in-built storage—along with an additional 10 GB of Eee Online Storage—will enable you to store, share and access your important data anytime, anywhere.

Large LED Backlit Screen and Chiclet-style Keyboard for Comfortable Use

A brilliant 10-inch LED backlit widescreen display makes reading documents and viewing multimedia files more comfortable. This latest generation of LED backlit technology allows for ultra-thin, ultra-bright and energy-efficient display allowing outstanding portability and versatility. 1024 x 600 resolution allows you to view a single page without often needing to scroll left or right. The chiclet-style keyboard is 92% the size of generic notebooks—making it more comfortable to type for less fatigue during prolonged use. Also included is a wide touchpad for friendly usage with a widescreen display.

 

Super Hybrid Engine for Extended Battery Life
Super Hybrid Engine provides you with more power per charge; up to 9.5 hours* of unplugged use when you are out and about. Super Hybrid Engine also manages your power consumption, providing you with optimal power depending on your current usage needs.



Powered by the Latest Intel Atom N280 Processor
The ASUS Eee PC
1000HE is powered by the Intel Atom processor. Built with the world’s smallest transistors, the Atom N280 processor uses only 2.5 watts of power – less than 1/10 of the power consumption of ordinary desktop processors – offering a long battery life. This small size processor also packs a big punch. The N280 featured in the Eee PC 1000HE has 667MHz front-side-bus providing higher performance than the older N270. It also has the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology which includes high performance-per-watt efficiency and increased system responsiveness in multi-tasking environments.

Large Data Capacity with Hybrid Storage
Eee PC 1000HE is equipped with a 160 GB internal hard disk drive to give you a large amount of data capacity for convenience. It also comes with an exclusive 10 GB of file-encrypted online Eee Storage that allows you to store, share and access documents and multimedia easily on the move.

 
Flexible Connectivity with Eee PC 1000HE
Eee PC 1000HE comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n network connectivity for ultimate wireless accessibility and mobility. Also included is Bluetooth V2.0 for flexibility and convenience with your Bluetooth devices. Eee PC 1000HE features 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x VGA port, 2 x Audio input/output ports, 1 x RJ-45 port, Kensington Lock port. A spring-loaded Plug-and-Play MMC/SDHC/Memory Stick/MS-Pro flash card slot is also provided to let you easily access your digital photos and videos and expand your system storage.

 
Windows XP and 1.3MP Webcam to Help You with Your Multimedia Needs

Eee PC 1000HE comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Home and Microsoft Works to help you access content easier. Built in 1.3 Megapixel webcam allows you to easily connect with family members and share memorable experiences. Zero Bright Dot Guarantee and 1 Year Warranty from ASUS All Eee PC’s come with ASUS’s Zero Bright Dot Guarantee and 1 year of Eee PC warranty. If the purchaser discovers one bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel without cost to the purchaser.

What’s in the Box
The Eee PC packaging comes with an ASUS Eee PC 1000HE, AC adapter, and printed operating instructions. It’s backed by a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.

More About the Intel Atom Processor

As Intel’s smallest and lowest power processor², the Intel Atom processor enables the latest Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), and another new category of devices for the internet called netbooks and nettops. Newly designed from the ground up, 45nm Intel Atom processors pack an astounding 47 million transistors on a single chip measuring less than 26mm, making them Intel’s smallest and lowest power processors.¹ All this while delivering the power and performance you need for full Internet capabilities.

  • Get a new range of power-efficient devices with excellent performance enabled by all new hafnium-infused 45nm high-k silicon technology
  • Increase energy efficiency in smaller more compact designs with a thermal design power specification ranging from less than 1W to 2.5 watts for mobile devices
  • Extend battery life in select devices with an incredibly low idle and average power allowing the device to stay powered on while also conserving energy

  Based on an entirely new microarchitecture, the Intel Atom processor was developed specifically for targeted performance and low power while maintaining   full Intel Core microarchitecture instruction set compatibility. Intel Atom processors also feature multiple threads for better performance and increased system responsiveness.

 

 

Product Description
The Eee PC 1000HE by Asus comes in Fine Ebony style that has a much longer battery life than previous models, up to 9 hours with the help of the new Intel N280 processor and Asus Super Hybrid Engine battery technology. The Eee PC has a sturdy LED backlit display with a high-resolution screen. At 1024 x 600 pixels, images are clear and sharp, making it more comfortable on the eyes reading and editing documents. Typing has also gotten easier with the new chicklet keyboard, which gives you wide keys that are spread out to help prevent mistyping. On the top of this screen is the 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera that works synchronously with the 802.11N wireless to provide web conferencing anywhere, anytime for easier web communications and increased work efficiency. To complete the wireless package you also get Bluetooth that allows you to easily connect wireless with Bluetooth headsets or mouse for added comfort and use. Store all your favorite music, video and personal files on the 160GB hard drive and when you need additional space or some way to backup, you can do it with the additional 10GB Eee Online storage. Preinstalled on the Eee PC to provide you a familiar interface is Microsoft’s Windows XP Home, Windows Live Messenger and Works for numerous office applications, that allows anyone to learn, work and play. With all of these features the Asus Eee PC makes for a fantastic purchase as a well-equipped second notebook or a Web access tool, so beat the crowds, and get yours today before they sell out! 10 LCD WSVGA (1024 x 600) LED Backlight Display Intel UMA Graphics Card 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera and Digital Array Microphone WiFi 802.11b/g/n Wireless Bluetooth 10/100Mbps LAN Stereo Speakers Memory Card Slot – MultiMedia Card (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, SDHC Connections – 3 x USB, VGA, Headphone, Microphone, RJ-45 (LAN) Approximate Unit Dimensions – 10.47 (W) x 7.53 (D) x 1.12 ~ 1.50 (H) Approximat

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