How much will Asus' Eee PC 1000 set you back once it hits retail stores in the United States? Hard to say. Asus hasn't announced official pricing, but we can get a rough idea by checking Taiwanese online retailer PC Home, which has added a listing for the Eee PC 1000 to its website.
The listing is for an Eee PC 1000H with Windows XP Home Edition, a 10" 1024 x 600 display, 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 80GB hard drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and six-cell battery. PC Home charges 18,988.00 TWD for the package, which works out to about $625. That's not too bad compared to the $549.99 Eee PC 900, but it seems PC Home charges 14,900 TWD ($491) for that same model. This suggests that either Asus will cut the price of the 8.9" notebook, or that U.S. customers can expect to pay more than $625 for the 10" Eee PC 1000.
You can peruse our news posts from last week for high-resolution pictures and specifications of the Atom-powered Eee PC 901 and 1000 models. Asus has yet to reveal when the two systems will actually become available, though. (Thanks to Fudzilla for the tip.)