ASUS Eee PC 1000HE boasts 9.5 hour battery life

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The Asus Eee PC 1000HE

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March 26, 2009 Asus have launched the latest addition to their Eee PC line, the Eee PC 1000HE, that comes equipped with the new Intel Atom N 280 and boasts a battery life of 9.5 hours thanks to the incorporation of Asus’ Super Hybrid Engine (S.H.E) battery conservation technology.

The 1000HE packs a 10-inch LED backlit screen and a keyboard that’s 92% the size of a conventional desktop keyboard into a unit measuring 266mm wide x 191.2mm deep x 28.5mm~ 38mm high and weighing 3.2 pounds (1.45kg) while a multi-touch touchpad allows users to zoom in or out of pictures, or navigate up and down pages and other features include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, three USB ports, 1.3 megapixel camera, MMC and SD(SDHC) memory card slots, 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard disk with an additional 10GB of Eee Online storage.

The 9.5 hour battery life is made possible by ASUS’ Super Hybrid Engine (S.H.E), which offers users a choice between performance and power conservation modes, allowing them to make adjustments to suit their prevailing usage and in doing so reduce power expenditure by up to 15%. Battery life is also enhanced by the unit’s Atom processor, which is designed specifically for small devices and low power. It measures less than 25 mm², making it Intel's smallest processor yet and is intended to power devices for children, first-time Internet users and people who desire an extra PC for basic computing applications like the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE.

The 1000HE comes with Windows XP Home and is available in a pearl white, black, pink, blue or gold finish on its glossy LCD lid. It will retail at USD$399.

Darren Quick

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