ASUS Eee PC 1000HE begins shipping: just $374

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We're currently fondling the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE and soon you could be too, as Amazon US are now taking orders for the blue version of the netbook.  Listed for $374, you get a 10-inch display running at 1024 x 600, 160GB hard-drive, and Intel's newer N280 1.66GHz processor.

There's also the 6-cell battery, which ASUS say is good for up to 9.5hrs runtime, WiFi draft-n and Bluetooth 2.0.  Ports include three USB 2.0, a VGA out, audio in/out, ethernet and a multi-format card reader; there's also a 1.4-megapixel webcam and 10GB of online Eee Storage.  Deliveries should be taking place between two and four weeks from now, and we're hearing that some shipments are already heading out.

We'll have our full review of the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE netbook up very soon, after we've had a chance to put it through its paces and benchmark it.  Until then, head over here and check out our video unboxing.

[via NetBookNews]