Boasting a maximum battery life of 9.5 hours, the Asus Eee PC 1000HE is getting pretty good reviews (see full review at PTB) and local stores now have them in stock.
Prices vary between stores — PC Corner sells them for Php23,300 while Complink has them for Php24,950 (1GB RAM, 160GB HDD).
The biggest turn-on — an 8700mAh 6-cell battery that can last 9.5 hours. Of course, that comes with a price as the netbook is already 1.5 kilos (3.2lbs) heavy, about three-quarters of a pound heavier than earlier models. I’d say the 1000HE is way better than the expensive Asus S101 which is still priced at Php33,000.