Wie ASUS in einer aktuellen Pressemitteilung angibt, fuehren die Vaeter und Muetter des Eee PC den Endkundenmarkt bei den “ultra-mobile Internet devices an (geschickt das Wort Netbook vermieden ;)). Natuerlich ist dies eine grosse Marketingtrommel fuer den Eee PC 1000HE (denn Acer duerfte immer noch die Nummer 1 sein und das mit Abstand), aber Ehre wem Ehre gebuehrt, der 1000HE ist eine feine Evolutionsstufe des 1000H. Sinnvolle Verbesserungen, ein Hammerpreis (vorsicht bei zu fruehen Vorbestellungen in Deutschland. Lasst euch nicht von diesen 399 Euro Angeboten blenden, das ist zu teuer!) und die Gewissheit, hier einen neuen Bestseller geschaffen zu haben. Die Pressemitteilung im englischen Original gibt es nach dem Break:
Taipei, Taiwan — ASUS, inventor and innovator of the widely acclaimed Eee PC, is proud to announce that the Eee PC 1000HE has been recognized by consumers and prominent media outlets as the best ultra-mobile Internet device in the market today. In the United States alone, the soon-to-be released Eee PC 1000HE is already ranked among the top three most desired gadgets on Amazon.com, and pre-orders have been steadily increasing. This phenomenal reception of the Eee PC 1000HE is due to the incorporation of several technological innovations that provide users with a highly dependable and long-lasting ultra mobile internet device capable of up to 9.5 hours of battery life. This has resulted in an increasing share in the minds of US consumers today.
Meteoric Rise to the Top—Eee PC 1000 Series Amongst Top Positions on Amazon.com
The Eee PC 1000HE is still on pre-order in the United States via Amazon.com, but reviews of it thus far have been highly favorable. As of February 18th, the Eee PC 1000HE is ranked amongst the top three most desired gadgets on Amazon.com. A PC Magazine review said, “The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE is the best netbook package that money can buy right now”, while PC World has been quoted as saying that the Eee PC 1000HE is “A smart netbook that not only gets the design right — and it’s priced to move”. Reviews from other media also proved highly favorable, with NotebookReview.com saying that the Eee PC 1000HE is “the greatest out of any netbook we have reviewed”. Computer Shopper added “The best Eee PC yet, Asus[sic] has tweaked the 1000HE to near-perfection”. These are just some of the responses that reflect the success of the Eee PC 1000HE, defining it as the best mobile computing companion, as well as the perfect gift for friends and family members.
All-day Computing with User-Centric Innovations and 9.5 Hours of Battery Life
Boasting a pearl white, black, pink, blue or gold Infusion finish on its glossy LCD lid, the Eee PC 1000HE is powered by an energy-efficient Intel Atom processor. ASUS’ exclusive Super Hybrid Engine (S.H.E) 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%—enabling up to an astonishing 9.5 hours of continuous computing. A 160GB hard disk drive provides ample storage for the user’s media collection while 10GB of online Eee Storage provides users with access to their documents anywhere, anytime.
A 10-inch LED backlit WSVGA LCD provides ample screen real estate for documents and multimedia, while a ‘Chiclet’ keyboard provides users with wider gaps between keycaps to minimize errors. The keyboard is 92% the size of a conventional desktop keyboard for better ergonomics. A multi-touch touchpad allows users to intuitively zoom in or out of pictures, or navigate up and down pages. Equipped with 802.11n draft wireless connectivity, users can surf the Internet or download emails at higher speeds.