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Asus teases new Eee PC Sirocco netbook

updated 05:55 am EST, Mon January 17, 2011

Asus sends invites for special event

Asus has teased a forthcoming Eee PC netbook as part of a media invitation to a special event for its launch. Dubbed the Eee PC Sirocco, it is unusual for a manufacturer to issue a special invitation for a netbook with the current focus on tablets. It is possible that the netbook will feature a textured outer body in the likeness of the dessert backdrop shown in the teaser, but beyond that speculation can only center on its CPU/OS combination and, or, its design approach.

Dell has recently tried its hand at a hybrid tablet and netbook concept in its Inspiron Duo, although it runs Windows 7 albeit on the latest generation of Intel's dual-core Atom chips. It is possible that a new netbook from Asus could feature architecture that is ARM-based, Atom-based or AMD-based. The later two are unlikely to warrant a special press event, unless its the form factor that is designed to rekindle interest in the flagging netbook segment.

However, with manufacturers, including Asus which launched a slew of ARM-based tablets at CES, increasingly favoring the ARM platform it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Asus will launch a netbook loaded with a version of Android customized for a netbook.

All is expected to be revealed this Wednesday.




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  1. facebook_Bogdan

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    1015pw

    there is no sirocco line. in fact, the netbook name is eee pc 1015pw
    http://imidoresc.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/sirocco-este-de-fapt-un-eee-pc-1005pw/

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