updated 05:30 pm EST, Tue March 2, 2010
ASUS officially releases new-generation Eee PCs
As expected, ASUS officially introduced its new Eee PC models at CeBIT in Germany. The Eee PC 1201PN uses Intel's 1.66GHz Atom CPU along with NVIDIA's second-generation Ion chipset and 1GB of RAM. It also gets a 12.1-inch LED-backlit display with a 1366x768 resolution. The 160GB hard drive is preloaded with Windows XP and supplemented by 500GB of cloud storage from ASUS.
Also included is a Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth 2.1 and a six-cell battery. There are three USB ports, a memory card reader, an Ethernet jack and an HDMI port.
The ASUS Eee PC 1015P shares Seashell styling with older models, but gets a six-cell battery that's said to last 14 hours at its maximum. Users will be able to choose from Intel's newest 1.66GHz and 1.83GHz CPUs.
A 10.1-inch display with 1024x600 resolution is the screen here, with the same 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, 500GB of space in the cloud, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth featured. The HDMI port is traded for a VGA connection.
The ASUS Eee PC 1016P Diary will have an aluminum chassis and shares basic specs with the Eee PC 1015P. Options include 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and Bluetooth 3.0. A 14-hour run time is also promised from a six-cell battery.
Despite the official announcement, ASUS has not revealed prices nor release dates for any of the new Eee PCs.
Eee PC 1201PN
Eee PC 1015P/1016P