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Eee PC™ 1000HE Ranked Among Top Three Positions on Amazon.com even before it launches

The latest in the ASUS range of Eee PC’s the 1000HE has reached record pre-order levels globally and already ranks in the top three most desired gadgets at amazon.com before its even launched.

Not only is the lightweight and economic Eee PC 1000HE the first Netbook to sport the new (and fastest) Intel Atom – N280 processor, but it comes packed with user-friendly technological advances that include up to 9.5 hours of battery life, a redesigned keyboard and a brilliant backlit screen.

Key features of this highly dependable and long-lasting ultra mobile internet device:

1. All Day Computing with up to 9.5 Hours of Battery Life

ASUS’ exclusive Super Hybrid Engine delivers performance or power savings as needed from the 6 Cell 8700 mAH battery supplied.
A brilliant LED backlit LCD screen saves energy.

2. Ergonomic and Lightweight

The 92%-sized new design chiclet keyboard provides a comfortable and speedy typing experience.
The Eee PC 1000HE is easy to carry at only 3.2 lbs.
Fit and finish are outstanding and the battery is flush with the chassis.

3. Fast Connectivity

802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi provides connectivity up to 6 times faster than 802.11g.
Bluetooth enables hands-free communication and compatibility with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

4. Excellent User Experience

Fast boot up and shutdown times eliminate delays.
The multi-touch keypad allows two-fingered zooming and scrolling.
Includes a free 10 GB of Eee Online Storage, enabling you to store, share and access your important data - anytime, anywhere.
Also includes 2 year UK product warranty, covering collect & return.

5. Fantastic Value

At an rrp of just £329 for all this functionality makes the 1000HE a great value and most sought after.

6. All Day Computing with up to 9.5 Hours of Battery Life
ASUS Eee PC 1000HE has set a new high mark for netbooks. Delivering up to an incredible 9.5 hours of battery life, the 1000HE, users now have unplugged access to their digital world all day. For frequent travellers, businessmen, and others who are constantly on the go, there can be no substitute.

Note: Further informaion follows or for full specifications please see the press assets pages

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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 favourable. 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 favourable, with NotebookReview.com saying that the Eee PC™ 1000HE is “the greatest out of any netbook we have reviewed”. 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

Coming in either a pearl white or black finish on its glossy LCD casing, 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.

* Subject to system configuration and prevailing usage.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
For full specifications please see the press assets pages

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About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was rated No.1 in quality and service by the Wall Street Journal Asia. With an unparalleled commitment to innovation and quality ASUS won 2568 awards in 2007 – an average of 7 awards for every day of the year.

Over a remarkably short period of time ASUS has become one of the top laptop manufacturers worldwide creating compelling computer experiences that have delighted consumers across the world. ASUS are the Fastest Growing Laptop Brand in Europe and ASUS sales are outstripping manufacturers who traditionally dominated the market.

ASUS notebooks have changed the face of the consumer electronics market place with the introduction of highly original and ground breaking notebooks like the Eee PC™ family and the Lamborghini range. ASUS’s design excellence is renowned and it is always informed by the life-style needs of consumers creating laptops that are technologically advanced, sophisticated and refined yet ruggedly robust.

ASUS some facts and figures:

 Employs over 130,000 people worldwide
 Revenue in 2007 exceeded £11billion
 Shipped over 60 million PC motherboards that equals one in three desktop PCs shipped during 2007 was powered by an ASUS motherboard
 Ranked in the top four worldwide notebook manufacturers.
 Listed in the world’s top 100 IT companies by the Business week USA for the tenth year
 Ranked among the world’s top 500 corporations by Fortune magazine USA

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Notes to Editors:

If you would like a product review, there is one pre-production sample currently available for those wanting a first-look (although this is not completely 100% the final specification) and we will shortly have a number of production samples available upon request – please contact the press office or see sample request form on the press assets pages.

In addition we are able to organise interviews with the Marketing Specialists for ASUS UK. Please contact the press office to request an appointment.

Scans, specs and further information can be found on the following link:
www.tru-pr.co.uk/press/client.php?c=asusindex

Additional scans of the Eee PC 1000HE are also posted as a zip file see following link:
http://s238174724.websitehome.co.uk/hires/Eee/EeePC_1000HE.z...

Detailed stockist information can be found on the following link: http://uk.asus.com/wheretobuy_new.aspx?sltLanguage=en_GB&cou...

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Contact Information:

Sales enquiries:

ASUS Sales Team
t: +44 (0) 1442 202720
http://uk.asus.com

Press enquiries:

Danielle Schofield, Tru PR
t: +44 (0) 845 833 8292
www.tru-pr.co.uk
e: 1000HE@tru-pr.co.uk

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