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Asus unwraps dual-core Atom netbook

One with a proper, mobile CPU, this time

Asus has outed its first netbook based on the just-announced dual-core Atom N550 processor.

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.

Asus Eee PC 1015PEM

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.

Asus Eee PC 1015PEM

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.

Asus' old Eee girl

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. ®

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