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.
ASUS’ Eee netbooks may have been the first netbooks on the market, but they have maintained their position since this whole netbook thing started. Now their newest models have been revealed, and has a lot changed from the cute little plastic boxes that shocked us with their $200 price-tags back in 2008.
They new models include the 1015P, 1016P, and 1018P. Their old bodies have been chucked in favor of a new, more masculine, brushed metal chassis. They come with styling tiled keyboards and nice wide touchpads, which are always very classy.
The leak source for this info, Blogee, doesn’t have much in terms of real specs. However, it does mention 10” screens, webcams, fingerprint scanners, and the highly awaited for USB 3.0 ports. There are currently no pics of the 1016P.
The most stunning piece of this however is the battery life of these little things. The 1018P is a mere 18 mm thick and will have 10-hour battery life; the 1016P, however, blows its sibling’s figures out of the water with an incredible 14-hour battery life. The accuracy of battery lives aren’t known to be reliable pre-release, but to boast numbers like that means they have to be far above average.
Via Gizmodo, image via Blogee.
In what appears to be an effort to clear shelf space for the up and coming $200 Eee PC, local retailers such as Best Buy as chopped $50 off of MSI’s 10-inch Wind U100, which clocks in as a Q2 MSI Wind Netbook with Intel® Atom™ Processor N270. Let the phase out begin!