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Asus Ultra Expensive EEE PC 1000 HG Sneakily Released

Brace yourself for yet another Asus EEE PC netbook in the form of the PC 1000 HG which is set to be released on the 11th of May and can be pre-ordered online from a number of e-tailers.

Unlike many of its competitors and siblings, the 1000 HG actually carries a fairly expensive pricetag at £430 which is rather expensive. Significantly more expensive for example than the Asus EEE PC 1008 HA Sea Shell Mac Book Lookalike.

The 1000 HG - which weighs 1.45Kg - was actually announced back in February 2009 and will be available in black and in white. The specifications of this little computer are pretty much standard which makes its high price tag even more puzzling. You get the bog standard Atom CPU running at 1.6GHz, coupled with 1GB RAM, the usual wireless connectivity options and 160GB hard disk drive.

There's also the 10-inch LCD screen capable of displaying 1024x600 pixels. The 1000 HG is powered by a 6-cell battery, has a 2-year international warranty and comes with Windows XP OS. The only major difference with other netbooks lies in the fact that it has a built in 3G modem.

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Would we buy it? Well probably not. Asus's own PC 1000 H which comes with exactly the same specs (bar the integrated 3G), costs £289.99. A £140 price difference (nearly 50 percent) is a bit steep in our humble opinion.

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