Asus launches Atom-based notebook - not netbook
Asus has formally launched its N10... well, it's not a netbook despite being based on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, it's more a scaled down executive laptop.
In addition to the Atom CPU, the N10 comes with 2GB of DDR 2 memory and full-scale GPU, an Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS with 256MB of dedicated video Ram. It also has a 160GB hard drive.
All these are essential, becuase this boy runs Windows Vista.
Asus' N10: based on Atom, runs Vista
Like Fujitsu-Siemens' upcoming Amilo Mini Small, Cheap Computer, the N10 has an ExpressCard 34 slot. It also sports an HDMI port, S/PDIF digital audio output Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is listed as an option.
Other specs are standard Small, Cheap Computer fayre: memory card slot, 1.3-megapixel webcam, analogue audio ports, and a 10.2in, 1024 x 600 display.
The whole thing weighs 1.5kg and measures 276 x 195 x 29-37mm, so it's on the large side for a netbook.
Alongside the N10, the 12.1in, Core 2 Duo-based N20
Asus claimed the N10 can deliver up to seven hours' battery life, but that's with the company's "Super Hybrid Engine" enabled - essentially, it underclocks the CPU to 800MHz to eke out the power.
Launched in Japan, the N10 will retail there for ¥99,800 ($934/£518/€659).
The N10 is part of a series of 'N' notebooks, the rest boasting bigger screens - 12.1in, 14.1in and 15.4in - a range of Core 2 processors, optical drives and, of course, a larger chassis to get all this extra stuff in.
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@can u run linux ...
"can u run a "real" desktop linux below the N10's config?!"
With no difficulty at all. In fact, the Eee Xandros build already has it, it just needs to be enabled with a very simple tweak, and is only not there by default to avoid scaring off the target market.
"grow up, kids!"
How foolish that makes you look, especially when you can run XP on these machines too - is that not a "real desktop" either?
can u run linux ...
hey - this vista consuming lots of config is becoming a nag. can u run a "real" desktop linux below the N10's config?! grow up, kids!
Re: Rage Hard - Bend Sinister
the "Rock solid - heart touching" tagline is on the boot splash screen of my original issue Eee 701. I seem to recall reading that the slogan was new when I pre-ordered my Eee in November/December last year.
It's like obese man marrying a woman with anorexia nervosa. Honey, u ain't eating that? ich okay i'll eat dat too, yumm yumm yumm.
Linux cause it's as skiny as you gonna get.
It's also overweight
Just 190 grams away from my (OK expensive) VAIO SX series, but that has a processor that can seriously churn through medical 3D data sets, has a 13.3" screen, better resolution, etc. It can also switch off the power hungry Nvidia GPU, and let the integrated graphics chip handle the screen (you do have to reboot for that). I get 5.5 to 6 hours out of a charge if only writng stuff.
Even with the light weight of the VAIO, I am considering a SCC, but it must be 1.2 kg or less.
So, indeed what is the point?