Asus Eee PC 1015N: 10-inch ION 2 netbook with Optimus

May 31, 2010 at 7:43 am

Asus Eee PC 1015NComputex is underway and we are expected to hear about a host of new devices from a number of Taiwanese companies including Asus, Acer and MSI. To kick things off, Asus is showing off the Asus Eee PC 1015N netbook. The 1015N is the company’s first 10-inch next-generation netbook and will come with Nvidia’s Optimus technology.

Judging by the pictures it comes with a matte (smudge-free) lid, matte display, chiclet keyboard, large touchpad with single rocker bar, HDMI, three USB ports and a 6-cell battery. You will only be able to upgrade the RAM as no access panel has been provided for the hard drive. Pricing is expected to be around the €400 mark when it launches in H2 2010. Other specs are unknown right now, but we’ll update this post as soon as we have them. In the meantime, check out some pics after the break.

Asus Eee PC 1015N

Asus Eee PC 1015N

Asus Eee PC 1015N

Asus Eee PC 1015N

Asus Eee PC 1015N

Asus Eee PC 1015N

Asus Eee PC 1015N



429 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 1015N: 10-inch ION 2 netbook with Optimus”

  1. Blik said:
    June 1st, 2010 5:24 AM

    No hard drive upgrade path?!?

    Never mind the simple fact that drives fail and are considerably easy to replace. I was really hoping to replace the onboard drive with an SSD.

    At the very least there are other vendors to consider with the same basic offerings.

  2. Phil said:
    June 1st, 2010 6:32 PM

    Looks very nice. Any idea what resolution screen this will have?

  3. Tej said:
    June 1st, 2010 6:33 PM

    None for now, but I’m really hoping it’s not 1024 x 600…

  4. Phil said:
    June 1st, 2010 7:34 PM

    I agree, if they give it a high resolution screen like 1005PR then it’s going to be a very difficult choice between 1015 and 1215.

  5. Zerppa said:
    June 5th, 2010 10:15 PM

    I really hope it has the bigger core Ion 2.. I’d buy it. Otherwise it’ll be 1215 for me.

  6. Jordan said:
    June 6th, 2010 7:39 PM

    It apparently only has a 1024 x 600 screen (per which I think is ridiculous. At this price point (almost $500) it should have an HD display. The 1005PR has one and it’s only $400.

  7. Igor said:
    June 12th, 2010 9:21 AM

    This looks like a very nice netbook to replace my Asus 1000HE!

  8. andy said:
    July 10th, 2010 8:25 PM

    i think the 1024×600 display is fine. its about battery life for this book. and it will have the capability to play HD streams and tackle it all smoothly. on a 10″ screen the extra resolution isnt really necessary. if you want a HD viewing experience then hook it up to a TV. i’d rather have the less power hungry display with the power to be able to hook this up to people entertainment centers to stream or show them stuff. i wouldnt mind if they all the sudden changed it to the higher res tho. im getting this book. its the one i have been waiting for

  9. Jk said:
    August 5th, 2010 3:09 PM

    How much will this machine weigh?

  10. Mark said:
    November 7th, 2010 1:01 PM

    Yuk, my 10″ sony from 2004 has 1280×800 – 1024×600 is just silly