Apparently, someone out there really likes the ASUS Eee PC S101, even though it costs an arm and a leg. It handily beat the MSI Wind U100 in game 10, and will now face the Samsung NC10. Today, we have the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE vs. the Dell Inspiron Mini 9. The 1000HE, if you’ll recall, is one of the newer Eee PCs to come out of ASUS’ shop, and the first one to finally get the keyboard right. It had a bit of trouble from the Archos 10 in the first round, but eventually came out on top. Like George Mason, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, as the last 9-inch netbook in our tournament, seems a bit undersized when it comes to the rest of the notebooks remaining which are all 10-inchers. But who knows? In the first round, it knocked out the MSI U120, another 10-inch netbook. So, to refresh your collective memory, the Mini 9 starts at $249 for the Linux version and $299 for the Windows XP version. Upping the RAM to 1GB, and the hard drive to 16GB, increases the cost by $75 for each. The Linux version is also capable of being configured with 2GB of RAM and a 32GB hard drive–both are $50 options. The Mini 9’s four-cell battery lasted 3:12 on the LAPTOP Battery Test, which is about half an hour longer than the average for netbooks whose batteries are less than 6 cells. The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE features a 1.66-GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, and its six-cell battery lasted an impressive 7:08. The system can be yours for $399 (with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive); unlike the Mini 9, there’s only one configuration available, but ASUS makes it easy for users to upgrade the RAM and hard drive themselves. So, which netbook will it be? The 1000HE, or the Mini 9? UPDATE: And it’s the 1000HE by a nose! Stay tuned for today’s game to determine the last netbook to make it to the final four.