ASUS Eee PC 1005P and 1005PE Pine Trail netbooks revealed

With Pine Trail almost upon us, specifications of various ASUS Eee PC netbooks using the new Atom platform have emerged courtesy of premature retailer listings.  Latest are the ASUS Eee PC 1005P and Eee PC 1005PE, each using Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N450 processor and a 10.1-inch display.

Both the 1005P and the 1005PE have 1GB of RAM, a 3-cell battery and three USB 2.0 ports, together with a webcam and a copy of Windows 7 Starter.  Where they differ is in their hard-drive and wireless connectivity: the 1005P has a 160GB drive, while the 1005PE upgrades that to 250GB and throws Bluetooth into the mixture too.

Each will come in either black or white.  The ASUS Eee PC 1005P is currently listing on UK site LambdaTek for £242.95 tax included ($395), while the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE is listed at the same site for £270.34 ($439).  We're expecting to hear more about them – plus shipping dates – at CES in January 2010.

[via NetbookChoice]