April 14, 2010 at 10:01 am
The Asus Eee PC 1005PR netbook that comes with a high-resolution (1366 x 768) display and Broadcom Crystal HD media accelerator card is now available to pre-order in the US. Amazon.com has a black model listed for $399.99, although no release date is mentioned.
The 1005PR comes with a Broadcom BCM 70015 HD Decoder card that should mean 1080p playback on the netbook. Whilst one will be able to take advantage of this on the HD display, it would have been nice to see a HDMI output too. However, it will also benefit from YouTube HD playback thanks to Adobe Flash 10.1.
The rest of the specs include a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), 0.3MP webcam, three USB ports and an 11-hour battery. Now that the pre-order is up, the launch should hopefully follow soon.