Welcome back sportsfans! Yesterday’s action saw the older MSI Wind U100 handily beat the Dell Inspiron Mini 12, taking 79 percent of all the votes. The Wind now moves on to face the winner of the NC20/ EeePC S101 matchup next week. Today’s tilt, the ASUS Eee PC 1000 HE vs. the Archos 10, has all the excitement of a UNC/Oral Roberts matchup. The Eee PC 1000 HE ($399) sports some impressive specs: Like the 1000H, the HE also has an LED-backlit display, 160GB hard drive, and a 1GB of RAM. But, ASUS finally got the keyboard correct, putting the right Shift key where it belongs. Also, ASUS went with an island-style layout, which is proving more popular on full-size notebooks these days. However, the 1000 HE is one of the largest and heaviest 10-inch netbooks to date, coming in at 3.2 pounds and measuring 1.4 inches. Still, it was one of the first netbooks to feature the 1.66-GHz Intel Aton N280 processor, notching a category-high score of 1588 in PCMark05. Finally, the 1000 HE got one of the best times on the LAPTOP Battery test, coming in at 7 hours and 8 minutes (with its six-cell battery). To date, that beat out all other netbooks except the HP 2140 (7 hours and 19 minutes). Going up against the 1000 HE is the Archos 10, the first netbook from the French company best known for its classy portable media players. Like those PMPs, the Archos 10 comes with a strong bundle of software, including the Archos Media Club (and a $50 gift certificate), vTuner (which allows users to stream more than 1,000 Web channels, 11,000 Web radio stations, and 110,000 podcasts). Unfortunately, the Archos 10’s keyboard leaves something to be desired. Its deck is so small that your fingers are more crammed than BC running their flex offense. Also, the three-cell battery life of 2:02 falls about 45 minutes short of the netbook average for batteries of that size. Buying an Archos 10 with a 6-cell battery will set you back $449, about $50 more than the 1000 HE. Which notebook would you rather have? The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE and its keyboard and battery, or the Archos 10 and its impressive software stack? Update: The Eee PC 1000HE takes this game. Check back on Monday, 3/23/09 for the next game.