Big news on the netbook front today. The reviews are finally in on the latest Eee PC, the 1000HE. The main difference between this model and the 1000H is the redesigned keyboard, which puts the shift key where it should be, and according to Laptop Magazine, the changes make a world of difference. The HE also has over 7 hours of battery life, and above-average WiFi performance. And at $399, it's "one of the best values in netbooks around," according to Mark Spoonauer, editor of Laptop Magazine and a contributor to The Goods. PC Magazine also loves the new Eee PC, praising its six-cell battery, strong performance and low price. Check out Engadget for more reviews.
Laptop Magazine also liked the new 10-inch Acer Aspire One, though PC World was less impressed. The Aspire is 2.8 pounds, compared with 3.2 pounds for the latest Eee, and at $349 it's a little cheaper as well.
Meanwhile, with all the new 10-inch models coming out, there are some great deals to be had on older, smaller models. In addition to the deals I wrote about yesterday, check out Dell's 9-inch Inspiron Mini, currently available for $249 with Linux, or $50 more with Windows XP.