Asus gives Eee netbooks some USB 3.0 love

March 26, 2010 at 7:44 am

USB 3.0Asus has put a press release stating how it is leading the way with USB 3.0 integration and that its implementation outstrips its peers by as much as 74.38% (to two decimal places so it must be true!)

The first Eee PC netbooks to come with USB 3.0 integrated are the 1018/1015/1016 models that were recently announced at CeBIT. It’s unknown whether we’ll start to see this on all future Eee netbook models or just the more premium devices. My guess is if they’re taking it this seriously then USB 3.0 is likely to hit all models going forward.

Asus Eee PC 1016P/1018P netbooks pack N455/N475 DDR3 Pine Trail CPUs

March 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Asus Eee PC 1018PWe caught our first glimpse of the beautiful Asus Eee PC 1016P and 1018P aluminium netbooks last week, however little was known about the hardware underneath the hood. Luckily all has been revealed over at CeBIT and we now know that these new netbooks will be powered by the, as yet, unannounced N455 and N475 Pine Trail processors. As a quick reminder, the N455 & N475 CPUs are rumoured to support faster DDR3 memory.

The top model is the ultra-slim Eee PC 1018P that measures just 18mm in thickness and sports an aluminium chassis. It comes with a chiclet keyboard boasts a 10-hour battery life. It comes with 1GB RAM, and storage of 160GB/250GB. The Eee PC 1016P is similar but not as slim. Asus will also be selling ‘GO’ versions that are 3G enabled. Click through for specs and pictures of both models. Read more

New Asus Eee PC 1015P, 1016P and 1018P netbooks on horizon

February 25, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Asus Eee PC 1018PAsus is preparing to launch three new 10-inch Eee PC netbooks at CeBIT next week. This includes the Eee PC 1015P, 1016P and 1018P. Little detail is known on each, however the 1015P will be similar to the current 1005P, the 1016P will be the business equivalent whilst the 1018P will be the luxurious model.

The Eee PC 1005P will come with a chiclet keyboard, webcam, double array mic and a whopping 14 hour battery life. Its chassis will be made out aluminium. The Eee PC 1016P will also sport a similar battery life. Read more