ASUS Eee PC 1005PR with Broadcom HD decoder up for $400 preorder

Apr 14, 2010

Interest piqued by ASUS' Eee PC 1005PR, which carries the Seashell style but pairs it with a 10.1-inch 720p capable display and Broadcom's BCM 70015 HD Decoder chipset for accelerated high-def video playback?  Amazon have put the new Eee PC up for preorder, and $399.99 gets you an Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of memory, a 250GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n.

There's also a 0.3-megapixel webcam, Bluetooth and a battery good, ASUS reckon, for up to 11hrs of runtime.  Thanks to the Broadcom chip you can expect YouTube HD to play smoothly, unlike on a regular netbook, together with Flash 10.1 support.  No word on when it might ship, but we're guessing the release is imminent.

[via Netbooked]

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