Asus’ Eee 1001P Brings In The Next Generation of Netbooks
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Asus is considered to be the father of netbooks. When the company first released the Eee PC netbook, the company pioneered a new genre of processing system; and sure enough, the Eee proceeded to win multiple awards such as the Forbes Asia’s product of the year. Now, Asus has finally released the next line in the acclaimed Eee series: the Eee PC 1001P. The new netbook offers numerous specs:
- Processor: Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz
- Intel GMA 3150 graphics
- 250GB HDD
- 1GB RAM (2GB max)
- 10.1-Inch Matte 1024×600 WSVGA LCD Display
- 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Windows 7 Starter
- 11 hours battery life
Clearly, the Eee 1001P is a solid netbook. However, there has been some controversy regarding the recent change in policy for the physical recovery media. When problems occurred with the operating system, Asus offered the option of pressing the F9 key when the Bios screen appears to help restore the computer to a backup mode, and they also provided a CD to restore the netbook in case the user deleted the F9 method file. Asus now has decided to no longer send any restore CD.
As a result, the user is obligated to keep the F9 function, and if not, will have no alternative in terms of restoring the system to its original settings. But with a price tag of $290 and stylish black, white, pink, or blue color options all with a nice matte finish, Asus’ new line of netbooks are nevertheless truly extraordinary products.