The Asus Eee PC 1000HE and Acer Aspire One AOD150 each have a 10 inch display, an Intel Atom processor, and a low price tag. The Eee PC 1000HE is available for pre-order for $374 while the Aspire One AOD150 is already shipping for $350. So which one to buy?
Well, that’s entirely up to you. But the folks at Asus have put together a little presentation comparing the two computers. The leaked documents appear to be aimed at distributors and retailers, and of course they’re highly biased. But the Eee PC 1000HE has a larger keyboard, touchpad and palm rest than the Acer netbook.
Asus is also emphasizing the long battery life the Eee PC 1000HE provides. It has a battery that should run for up to 7 hours, while the Acer Aspire One AOD150 ships with a ower capacity battery that will likely run for about 4 to 5 hours on a charge.
Of course, the Acer netbook is cheaper. And while you can preorder the Eee PC 1000HE for $374, the price is expected to jump to $399 once the notebook starts shipping.