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10in ASUS Eee 1000 offers more than just a bigger screen

by Parm Mann on 2 June 2008, 15:21

Tags: ASUS Eee PC 1000, ASUSTeK (TPE:2357)

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We knew ASUS would unveil a 10in variant of its popular Eee PC here at COMPUTEX '08, but we assumed it would just slap the same innards into a bigger shell.

Our sincere apologies to ASUS, we were wrong. At the ASUS stand today, we found out that the 10in Eee PC, dubbed the Eee 1000, will in fact offer more than a bigger screen - it'll also pack double the RAM, and quadruple the storage.

As the above spec-sheet shows, The Eee PC 1000 will be available with a 10 or 10.2in screen, and will feature an Intel Atom processor. It'll provide up to 2GiB of DDR RAM, double the amount available in the Eee PC 900/901, and provide 80GiBs of storage capacity for XP-based machines. We don't know how much storage the Linux alternative will offer, but with COMPUTEX having not yet officially started, ASUS weren't keen on providing further details.

We were previously worried about the potential cost of the larger Eee, and seeing as all previous Eee PCs have utilised SSDs, we're assuming that the Eee PC 1000 will feature an 80GiB SSD, as opposed to a conventional hard disk. If, indeed, that is the case, this thing could be more expensive than we'd originally dreaded.

The Eee PC 1000 wasn't yet out in the open, but we'll be sure to get a price, and further details, when COMPUTEX kicks off tomorrow.




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Oh come one - you are assuming that it's 80GB of SSD ?????

No way in hell.

What is perfectly obvious to me is that ASUS have looked at the MSI Wind, got scared that some of its target audience will simply see the numbers rather than the technology, and have decided to copy the same 80Gig hard drive.
Simple.
Bet a tenner on it.
10" screen? So it's a small subnotebook then?

Look, these Eees are priced as or beyond laptops and now they getting closer to the same size. If they can't keep the price down low they have nothing new to sell.

Am I missing something here? Surely we've now arrived at the point where "it's just another laptop"?

PS I have an OQO e2, all these 'small' laptops are way too large, yep it cost a fair few squids, but I just filled up the wheels and a full tank cost me £95! So compared to that my UMPC isn't too bad...
Asus have lost sight of the original idea of having a small cheap notebook the current 900 is £330 this one is going to be even more.
Yes its under powered
Yes its over priced
But I still want one so bad:D
MSIC
Oh come one - you are assuming that it's 80GB of SSD ?????

No way in hell.

What is perfectly obvious to me is that ASUS have looked at the MSI Wind, got scared that some of its target audience will simply see the numbers rather than the technology, and have decided to copy the same 80Gig hard drive.
Simple.
Bet a tenner on it.


1.45Kg is the give away, thats a fair bit heavier than the previous models and I'm guessing its down to a full fat hard drive.