ASUS has announced the tenth netbook in its EEE line. The ASUS 1000he has a number of marked differences with previous models in the line.
For example, the 1000he is the first EEE model to sport the new Atom N280 processor from Intel. The new processor has some differences compared to the Atom N270 processor — probably the most used processor in netbooks across all brands.
The Atom N280 is a bit more powerful than its predecessor with a speed of 1.66Ghz and a 667Mhz frontside bus. The old N270 had 1.6Ghz and a 533Mhz bus. The new EEE model also sports Intels new GN40 integrated graphics. The netbook will weight 3.2 pounds and will have a 10 inch LED backlit LCD screen.
The 1000he will also have the new chiclet style keyboard that will have a repositioned shift key. The keyboard is 92 percent full sized. Aesthetically, certain areas of the palm rest and LCD bezel will now have a glossy finish.
The 1000he can run Windows XP Home. It has a 169Gb HD, and 1Gb of DDR2 ram.
Portions of the palm rest and LCD bezel that were matte in previous models are now glossy. The batter life is pegged at 9.5 hours and will also have 802.11n and bluetooth wireless.
Available in blue or black, the 1000he will be pricedat $399, significantly less than the recent models of the EEE PCs.