According to the latest rumors from retailers, the DVD-equipped ASUS Eee PC E1004DN will land in stores come mid-April with a sticker price of NT$18,000 – 20,000 ($531 – 590). The Eee PC E1004DN – first spotted at CES earlier this year – will have an Intel Atom N280 processor, the HD-capable GN40 graphics chipset and a 120GB hard-drive. Those same sources have also tipped the launch of the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA.
Despite being a 10.2-inch netbook, the E1004DN still finds space for a DVD burner, ExpressCard slot and three USB 2.0 ports, together with WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and an 8-in-1 multiformat card reader. The netbook was originally slated to remain in Europe and China only, but was spotted clearing the FCC at the beginning of March.