Asus unwraps dual-core Atom netbook
One with a proper, mobile CPU, this time
Step forward, the Eee PC 1015PEM, which combines Asus' curvy seashell design with said 1.5GHz CPU, 1GB of DDR 3, 160-320GB of hard drive storage, 802.11n Wi-Fi and all the usual netbook portage.
Well, almost - this boy has a pair of USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 3.0 for all those next-gen peripherals you don't own yet.
The whole lot sits behind a 48, 56 or 63Wh battery - depending on SKU and where in the world you buy one - for up to 13 hours' untethered runtime, though that's with Asus' underclocking Super Hybrid Engine operating.
By popular request...
Eee PC and friend: nice pair... of cores
All we need to hear now, Asus, is when you're shipping the darn thing - and what you want for it. ®
Nice to see that Eee PC's friend has returned to the pages of this esteemed organ.
And "13 hours" is a lie
Or, as they would probably call it, an estimate for marketing purposes.
Asus eeePC904HA, very big clear sticker about 6 hours battery life, and amazing how my iPhone's clock puts it at 4-4.5 hours even running the eeePC power management, wifi turned off, sitting twiddling its thumbs... (mostly - reading eBooks)
Obviously faulty iPhone clock, couldn't be Asus being full of it.
Still Slower than HP dm1z netbok
I was going to order that until I discovered the HP 11.6" Netbook which is faster than the Asus and it's available with:
AMD Turion II Neo Dual-Core Processor K625 (1.5GHz)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 Graphics
720P LED screen
Solid state drive.