The Asus Eee 1000HE Netbook Now Available For $399

by Jay Bika on February 2, 2009 · 7 comments

in ASUS,News

The Asus Eee 1000HE Netbook Now Available For $399

Asus, the mini laptop pioneer, has announced the availability of the Eee 1000HE which is an actual upgrade of the existing models. What’s different about the Asus Eee 1000HE? For one, longer battery life at 9.5 hours. Secondly, the Intel N280 Atom CPU, a first in netbooks. The Asus ultra portable notebook is now available for pre-order at $399.

See: ASUS Unveils Upgraded Eee 1000HE

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1 arrbug February 11, 2009 at 9:24 am

This improved keyboard and battery life is great … but do we know if there are any plans to put this keyboard in a unit with a Solid State Drive????

2 Jay Bika February 11, 2009 at 10:59 am

I don’t think so and would not bet on it for the simple reason that SSDs are rather expensive and would make the Eee 1000HE more expensive than $400. But I am sure that you can get a third party to upgrade it for you (just be prepared to pay for the privilege!)

3 arrbug February 11, 2009 at 11:29 am

Does anyone have a list of SSD´s that will fit these models?

4 Jay Bika February 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Good question. Am going to research it and write something about it. If I may ask, what’s your fascination with SSDs? Are they worth the extra cost to you? I ask because it helps me understand your needs. Thanks.

5 arrbug February 12, 2009 at 11:06 am

I´m debating the extra cost. I think what I will probably do is get this model and if I have trouble with the HD I see about investing in an SSD, considering I´ve also read that there might be some performance problems with small writes and SSDs. But mostly it´s because I live in a country where things tend to get jostled around on public transit, etc. and I also tend to do a lot of backroad travel where I need to write, so a non-spinning drive is appealing. Plus the weight factor.

6 SalineDownT.Street May 31, 2009 at 10:45 pm

I’ve been interested in acquiring an Asus Eee PC 1000HE exclusively for its battery life(for use as backup during thunderstorms) and its decent size screen, all in a small package.
I have thought of getting a similar battery hour setup into my own UPS and also making a custom computer from micro motherboards(not sure of term there). The solid state has its appeals to me for its reliability during shocks - - how reliable are the other parts? How do SSD’s compatible with the 1000HE fare with HDD’s?
link of interest:
The price on the Asus has been holding its ground from the deals I’ve found. I am almost certain I saw $330 a while back but now I can’t find less than 350 - - now at least 378 (without “cashback” program through third party — not interested)zipzoomfly’s expired 31 May…unless there’s another??
I saw 64GB SSD for under $200 but it is SATA I/II — any ideas for standards to look for in solid state drive shopping??
My readings(as mistaken they might be^^) suggest that USB flash media(UFD’s), compact flash cards, or PCMCIA cards won’t allow a smooth installation as would the normal hard disk drive - - not even with adapters for compact flash or the like…
I’m needing to use XP Pro for this lightweight computer by the way…
ramble on…

7 h. moon June 11, 2009 at 2:39 am

Just bought the asus 1000 he besides the loud fan, which I have finally gotten used to, and as a friend says, better to be cool than to be out a hard drive. The keyboard is great, the screen adjustable -but a little dark like some people have commented - only when watching video though and some not all video.

I would totally buy this again..and thus far the battery has been stellar! upto 5 or 6 hours haven’t really tested it quite yet to see how long it REALLY lasts.

I do have a concern about the video playback - when I first got this it was a bit better now after few downloads of protective software etc the video appears more choppy and less fluid - I did find a site that said that I just have to tweak the mghrz to a higher speed..which apparently will solve the problem.
enjoy and please do post any tweaks that seem to work

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