Asus Eee PC 1005PR with HD display shipping in US

April 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Asus Eee PC 1005PRThe Asus Eee PC 1005PR with high high-resolution (1366 x 768) display and Broadcom Crystal HD media accelerator is now shipping in the US through Newegg for $399.99 with free shipping.

Apart from that the specs shouldn’t differ from other Eee PC 1005P netbooks including a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), 0.3MP webcam and three USB ports.

Via Netbooked.

Asus Eee PC 1201NL tested

April 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201NLThe Asus Eee PC 1201NL is one of the many netbooks the company has using the 12-inch chassis. This particular model combines the 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor and original Nvidia ION LE chipset. It also includes 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD and Windows XP.

I haven’t heard too much about this netbook since it was announced at CES in January. However, Indian site Techtree has reviewed the 1201NL and will be released in the country next month. Compared to the AMD-powered 1201T, the 1201NL offers HDMI, a higher capacity battery (63Wh vs 47Wh) and a slightly brighter screen. Their battery test yielded 3.5 hours of runtime.

Via Netbooked.

Asus Eee PC 1215N: Dual-core Atom, ION 2 netbook to launch in July

April 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

 Asus Eee PC 1215NFollowing on from this morning’s rumour that the 12-inch Asus Eee PC 1201PN will not feature Nvidia Optimus technology, despite running next-gen ION graphics, Blogeee is reporting on another Asus netbook that will include Optimus.

The Asus Eee PC 1215N netbook will come with Intel’s new dual-core Atom netbook processor, next-generation ION and Optimus technology. It is expected to launch in July. No other specs are known at this time.

Update: Notebook Italia is also confirming the existence of the Eee PC 1215PN, although they say it will launch in June, rather than July. They also confirm the Optimus-less 1201PN and say it will launch in May.

Asus Eee PC 1201PN with next-gen ION benched

April 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201PNThe Asus Eee PC 1201PN will be the company’s first netbook with next-generation ION when it launches shortly. It uses the same chassis as most other 12-inch netbooks in the Eee PC 1201 range, but differs from its current ION netbook (1201N) by offering a single-core N450 Atom processor as opposed to the dual-core 1.6GHz Atom 330.

For those wondering how the Eee PC 1201PN will perform then NotebookCheck has the answers. They’ve taken an exhaustive look at the performance of ION 2 and used the Eee PC 1201PN to do the benchmarks. Read more

Asus Eee PC 900AX, 1201K and 1201X netbooks uncovered

April 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Asus Eee PC 900AXA new Asus Eee PC 900 model passed through the FCC yesterday. The 900AX is likely to be an 8.9-inch model powered by an Intel Atom processor running either Windows XP or Linux. Given the age of this line of Asus netbooks I’d be surprised to see it turn up in Europe or the US, although there may be other regions that Asus is planning to target with this netbook.

A couple of new 12-inch model names were unearthed too. This includes the Asus Eee PC 1201K and 1201X. These models were spotted over on Asus’ support pages. As to how different these are to the current 1201 range remains a mystery for now.

Via Wireless Goodness and

Asus Eee PC 1015PE press shots unveiled

April 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Asus Eee PC 1015PEOne of Asus’ upcoming netbooks, the Eee PC 1015PE, was first spotted at CeBIT. It’s sleeker than the 1005PE offering a larger touchpad, a toggle switch for the webcam along with a matte display and lid.

Pierre from Blogeee managed to get hold of some official press shots of the 1015PE and it’s looking like a nice update. I especially like the chrome effect used on the sides of the touchpad. Check out Blogeee for the full gallery.

Asus Eee PC 1201T AMD-powered netbook unboxed

April 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201TThe Asus Eee PC 1201T netbook comes with the 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics. It recently went on sale in the US (minus the OS) and Peter from Netbooked has one to unbox.

As you would expect the chassis is almost identical to all of the other Eee PC 1201 series and very similar to the UL20A. It comes with a single slot access panel to change the RAM, but you won’t find a HDMI port on this particular model. Check out his unboxing after the break. Read more

Asus Eee PC 1201T shipping in the US

April 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201TThe AMD-powered Asus Eee PC 1201T netbook is now shipping in the US. Retailer Newegg has it on their site for a reasonable $389.99, although it’s worth noting this exclusive edition ships without an operating system included.

The 1201T is a 12.1-inch netbook with 1366 x 768 resolution display. It is powered by an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and comes with ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, 2GB RAM and 160GB HDD. Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g/n), a 0.3MP webcam, 6-cell battery, card reader and three USB ports.

For more information, check out Laptop Reviews Central.

Asus Eee PC 1201PN: 12.1-inch Pine Trail netbook with next-gen ION

March 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201PNIt was only a matter of time, but Asus will launch a Pine Trail update to its popular dual-core ION Eee PC 1201N netbook. The Asus Eee PC 1201PN has been spotted at CeBIT but will not be a dual core machine, it will sport a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor and come with next generation Nvidia ION graphics.

Design wise, the Eee PC 1201N looks exactly the same as all of the other Eee PC 1201 ranges from Asus (1201HA, 1201N, 1201T, 1201 and 1201NL). It is from the Seashell range and comes with a 12.1-inch (1366 x 768) display, chiclet keyboard and dimpled touchpad. Read more

Asus Eee PC 1201T reviewed – subpar battery life

February 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201T Asus is certainly making the most out of its 12.1-inch netbook chassis. It currently has four netbooks sporting 12.1-inch (1366 x 768) displays. This includes the dual-core ION 1201N, the single-core ION 1201NL, the Z-series Atom 1201HA and finally the AMD Congo powered 1201T.

The guys over at Yugatech have tested the Eee PC 1201T. Whilst they liked the Seashell design, chiclet keyboard, crisp display and touchpad, they found it hard to get excited about its poor battery life and only slightly above-average CPU performance. Read more

MSI Wind U135 hands-on impression roundup

December 22, 2009 at 11:14 am

MSI Wind U135The MSI Wind U135 was officially announced yesterday armed with Intel’s N450 Atom Pineview processor. The 10-inch netbook has already seen some hands-on impressions from both Engadget and Laptop Mag. The Wind U135 comes with a chiclet keyboard, 20 percent larger touchpad over the U130 and a new stripy lid pattern.

Engadget found that performance was pretty much on par with the Asus Eee PC 1005PE that was widely reviewed yesterday. The chiclet matte keys felt sturdier than the 1005PE. The plastic chassis feels solid enough and it’s good to know that the 6-cell battery only protrudes slightly. Read more

Asus Eee PC 1001P Pineview netbook announced

December 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Asus Eee PC 1001PAsus UK has officially announced the Eee PC 1005P, 1005PE and 1001P netbooks. The first two we’ve already heard a lot about, but the 1001P has not been mentioned until now. I imagine it will be an entry level model although we don’t have too many hard details.

The Asus Eee PC 1001P will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. It will come with a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display and weigh 1.1kg. That’s all we know for now but hopefully we’ll get back to you soon with details on pricing and availability as well as a firmer spec-list.

Update: We’ve managed to gather some additional details on the Eee PC 1001P. It will come with Windows XP (not Windows 7), a 0.3MP webcam and a 4400mAh 6-cell battery good for 8.5 hours of battery life. The total weight including battery will be 1.27kg.

Asus Eee PC 1005PE review roundup

December 21, 2009 at 10:42 am

Asus Eee PC 1005PEThe Asus Eee PC 1005PE is one of the first netbooks with Intel’s next-generation Pine Trail Atom. A number of publications have published reviews this morning of Asus’ 1.66GHz N450-powered 10.1-inch device.

Overall, the consensus seems to be that the Eee PC 1005PE offers superb battery times, thanks to the Pine Trail platform, although performance is barely different to what we’ve seen N270/N280 Atom-powered netbooks. Battery life results differ and it looks like you’ll be able to get around nine hours of usage out of it.

Whilst the 1005PE is not much different to the 1005HA Seashell, you do get a bigger hard drive, more robust keyboard and of course the extra battery life. As it’s at the same price point ($379) of the 1005HA, it also offers good value for money.

Asus is planning on launching two similar models the Eee PC 1005P and 1005PE. The 1005PE comes with a higher-capacity battery and larger hard drive. The Eee PC 1005PE will go on sale on 4th January 2010 for $379. There’s no word on UK launch details for now. Below you’ll find a list of all of the reviews that we’ve come across. Read more

Asus Eee PC 1201T AMD netbook now official

December 19, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201TAsus has a number of 12.1-inch models in its netbook range, the vanilla 1201HA, the ION 1201N and also the AMD-powered 1201T. The Asus Eee PC 1201T has now gone official with its own product page on the Asus site.

The specs confirm what we had heard previously and unfortunately this particular model lacks a HDMI port. You do get a netbook powered by a 1.6GHz AMD Congo MV40 processor, 2GB Ram and 250GB HDD though, with a 6-cell battery rated to last for six hours. Check out the full specs after the break. Read more

Asus Eee PC 1005P & 1005PE press shots unveiled

December 18, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Asus Eee PC 1005PThe Asus Eee PC 1005P and 1005PE 10.1-inch netbooks will be the company’s Pineview version of the best-selling Eee PC 1005HA Seashell. We brought you an idea of the spec-sheets of both models yesterday and now the press shots have also been leaked.

As you would expect, the appearance is very similar to that of other netbooks in the Seashell range. The textured lid looks very similar to the one seen in the Eee PC 1001HA and these new models will come with chiclet keyboards instead of the flat keys seen in the 1005HA. Click through for a full list of specs of both the Eee PC 1005P and higher-priced 1005PE along with a number of press shots. Read more

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