Editor’s Note: Due to a nasty call of interefence at the hands of overzealous fans, we’re re-setting the clock on this match. We’re also starting the scoreboard over, so if you placed a vote for our championship match in the last 24 hours, you’ll need to place it again if you want it counted. Like all previous matches, the polls will be open for the next 24 hours. Also, we’d like to take a second to say thanks to everyone who’s taken interest in March Netbook Madness. Since we love covering technology in all its mobile forms, we’re certainly appreciative of your enthusiasm, especially for content we post for entertainment, like this post. That said, we’d also like to kick off this rematch with a li ttle reminder about the first rule of sportsmanship: No cheating! Now get back to your seats! The game’s starting…again. And here we are at the final game of the first annual Netbook Madness. As one of our readers predicted, it’s a matchup between two powerhouses, the Asus EeePC 1000 HE and the Samsung NC10. What can we say that hasn’t been said? Here once again are the vital specs of each, side by side. Overall, they’re pretty evenly matched; the 1000HE, by virtue of its being released later, has a faster processor, which gave it a 90-point advantage in PCMark 05 (1588 to 1498). However, in our day-to-day use, this difference was negligible. When it debuted, the NC10’s keyboard was the best we’d seen on a mini-notebook, and still remains one of our favorites. However, with the 1000HE, Asus has caught up, using an island-style keyboard layout, and putting the right Shift key in its proper place. Finally, we come down to weight, battery life, and price. The 1000HE is bigger and bulkier than the NC10 (weighing almost half a pound more), but its six-cell battery lasted half an hour longer than that of the NC10. Also, the 1000HE costs about $50 less than the NC10. Are those differences in price and endurance great enough to overcome the comparative lightness of the NC10? We leave it up to you: Which mini-notebook deserves to win the Netbook Madness tournament? Update: Well the votes are in and, there you have it folks, the ASUS EeePC 1000HE is our winner! A bit of a shocker given the popularity of Samsung’s premier netbook. The NC10 held its own, but we guess when it comes down to it, cost and battery life are mighty driving factors in a netbook’s success. The 1000HE is cheaper and lasts more than a whooping hour longer on a charge. Congrats to ASUS on the win. They were the netbook orginators and, despite loads of competition, it looks like they’re still on top.