Asus Eee PC 1000HE Shipping In a Few Places

Asus Eee PC If you cannot wait on the new Asus Eee PC 1000HE and you’re located in the US, you are in luck if you are willing to pay around $390. There’s quite a bit of interest in it – it’s got a fairly cheap price – $365 – $390 USD, and it’s packed with a high-capacity battery and Intel’s new Atom N280 which offers a faster frontside-bus than existing N270 CPUs.

ZipZoomFly has it listed as shipping within 24 hours (this is for the black version). (Canada) shows it shipping within 1-2 weeks for $469.99 CAD (around $376 USD).

Some retailers have an instant rebate of $25 through Feb 28, 2009:
Amazon ($374.99) EPC1000HE-BLK005X – Black (Fine Ebony)
Amazon ($374.99)EPC1000HE-BLU002X – Blue
J&R ($364.99) – ASUS EPC1000HE-BLU002X – Blue
J&R ($364.99) – ASUS EPC1000HE-BLK005X – Black (Fine Ebony)

Amazon actually caught quite a few people off guard and started shipping the 10-inch Acer Aspire One, before Acer’s official ship dates, and J&R is listing the above black 1000HE as “Temporarily out of stock” indicating either that they’ve already received a shipment or notification of a shipment and all of those are allotted to pre-orders, or they had already received some and then shipped those out.

All of the currently listed 1000HE models have the same specifications – Intel Atom N280 (1.66GHz), 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Bluetooth, Windows XP Home, and a 6-cell battery.

via SlashGear