Eee PC 1000H price drops to $549.99

— 6:00 AM on July 21, 2008

Some companies are just punishing early adopters lately. Nvidia let GeForce GTX graphics cards mellow on shelves for just three weeks before cutting prices earlier this month, and now Asus has decided to shave $100 off the price of the Eee PC 1000H within days of the laptop's U.S. release.

The 1000H cost $649.99 when we saw it appear at Newegg on July 16, the same figure Asus mentioned back in mid-June. A quick look at Newegg today shows the laptop selling for $549.99—plus $11.99 three-day shipping. This is the exact same system, too: 10.2" 1024x600 display, Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 80GB hard disk drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and 7.5-hour battery. The new price tag positions the 1000H at the same level as the old Eee PC 900, which has a smaller display, more cramped keyboard, and less storage capacity.

On the GeForce GTX front, XFX and eVGA recently kicked off cash-back programs to compensate disgruntled early birds. We'll keep our eyes peeled to see if Asus is as gracious.

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