ASUS haven't been slow to update their netbook range with Intel's latest Atom N450 processor, and a further 10.1-inch Eee PC has shown up in Europe. The ASUS Eee PC 1001PX has similar styling to other ASUS netbooks of late, but gets Intel's N450 1.66GHz CPU, 1GB of memory and a carbon-fiber finish.
ASUS have outed their new ebook reader at CeBIT 2010 this week, the DR-900, a 9-inch super-slim device with an E Ink display. The ASUS DR-900 - according to the brief PR blurb the company have supplied - has integrated WiFi and optional 3G connectivity, and they reckon it's no thicker than a pencil.
Packed full of Intel's latest Pine View processors and NVIDIA's second-gen Ion chipset, the ASUS Eee PC 1201PN is the netbook for those who reckon 10-inch machines are just too small. The 1201PN has a 12.1-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display, Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, along with a 160GB hard-drive (and 500GB of online ASUS web storage) and the HD-capable GPU.
Out of all of the leaked ASUS netbooks we saw last week, the most interesting was the Eee PC 1018P. That's now been officially announced at CeBIT 2010, and the Eee PC 1018P Prime looks even better in photos than it does in renders. Clad in brushed aluminum, bearing USB 3.0 ports and promising 10hrs of battery life, the 1018P Prime also gets Intel N455 and N475 processors.
Asus has already pulled the cover off a cool new eReader this year called the DR-950 that was tipped for launch in the second half of 2009. The new eReader has a 1024 x 768 resolution display and supports HTML and most eBook file types. Asus is reportedly set to launch two eReaders this year including the DR-950.
ASUS made little fanfare about their EeePC Touch Series Tablet at CES 2010, leaving it tucked away in a cabinet at NVIDIA's booth, but the latest rumors suggest that they'll be doing all that at Computex 2010 in June. According to DigiTimes' industry sources, the tablet will be known as the Eee Pad and it will indeed use NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset.
ASUS have spilled the beans on an upcoming ebook reader, and rather than the typical E Ink panel we're so used to seeing, the ASUS DR-570 ereader will actually use a 6-inch high-brightness OLED panel. Right now all we have is a small image - we're guessing it's a render - together with some basic specifications, but even from that scant information things are looking promising.
According to ASUS, the DR-570 will have both WiFi and 3G, as well as being capable of showing Flash video. It'll also have a battery good for up to 122 hours on a single charge, and that's under real-world conditions with wireless turned on and videos being played, rather than solely monochrome text.
MSI are threatening to join the ebook reader market themselves, with company chairman Joseph Hsu revealing that they're currently working on an NVIDIA Tegra based device. The news comes after ASUS reiterated their ongoing ebook reader development, with the most recent news suggesting that the company has not one but two such devices in the works, offering two different screen sizes.
It was only a couple days ago that we outed the upcoming releases from ASUS, which included the Eee Box, where we informed you that the upcoming tech would come stock with a NVIDIA ION GPU. And now, according to an official Eee PC website, that seems to be the exact case. There are some other things that match up really well with that original post, so keep reading to see what this little box has in store for you.
It comes as no great surprise, seeing as we saw the product page back in May, comparison shots with the 1008HA a few days after and an unboxing video a few days ago, but ASUS have now officially announced the Eee PC 1005HA Seashell. Available to preorder from today, the 1005HA Seashell has the usual Intel Atom processor - in this case the 1.66GHz N280 - paired with 1GB of RAM, but it also offers what ASUS are calling the longest-lasting battery life for one of their netbooks to-date: up to 10.5hrs, in fact.