That alone should set the 1000HE apart from competition but the company is touting other improvements as well. The external design itself is new and centers on a revamped “Chiclet-style” keyboard (think MacBook) that is 92 percent of standard size and thus provides a comfortable typing experience. Additionally the company claims their improved battery combined with their own Super Hybrid Engine technology will provide up to 9.5 hours of runtime on a single charge.
Other specs include a 10-inch LED backlit display, 160GB hard disk drive along with 10GB of online storage, integrated webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Early orders also get a $25 discount.