It seems that every month, Asus releases a new netbook model. Let’s just take a look at the all the Asus 10 inch netbooks. There’s the Asus Eee PC 1000, 1000H, 1000HA, 1002HA, N10, S101, and 1000HE.
I own the 1000H. So what is different in the 1000HE than my 1000H?
The 1000HE has a marginally faster Intel Atom N280 (1.66MHz) vs. the 1000H’s N270 (1.6 MHz). The new N280 also has a faster front side bus 667 MHz vs. 533 MHz. All this means it’s a teeny bit faster than my 1000H.
You also get the 160 GB hard drive and 10 GB of encrypted online storage provided by ASUS.
You get an LED backlit 10 inch LCD. The new Asus Eee PC 1000HE also has a new keyboard. It’s supposed to improve the comfort and the overall typing experience. The new keyboard is similar to those found on the new Apple laptops.
So what’s so new about the new 1000HE. The answer is the battery. The battery on the 1000H is supposed to last 7 hours. I only manage to get 6.5 hours. The battery on the 1000HE is stated to last up to a whooping 9.5 hours. This was achieved by increasing the battery amps from 2.6 to 2.9.
The price for the Asus Eee PC 1000HE starts at $399 and should be available soon.
Asus plans to release 2 more models in the future, the 1004DN and the 1000HAE.