updated 02:35 pm EDT, Mon May 9, 2011
Eee PC 1015PX goes on sale in the US
ASUS has quietly begun shipping the Eee PC 1015PX to the US with Amazon one of the retailers stocking the netbook. The design is the first from ASUS that uses Intel's dual-core, 1.66GHz Atom N570 processor. ASUS still pairs it with 1GB of RAM.
The netbook also gets a 10.1-inch, 1024x600 screen and a 250GB hard drive preloaded with Windows 7 Starter. Differences in sub-variants are slight: a PU17 model carries a 56W/h battery that claims an 11-hour battery life, and the MU17 with a 48W/h battery produces an estimated 10 hours of battery life.
Other features common to both include a stereo speaker system, a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) web camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, Ethernet, and VGA ports, three USB 2.0 connectors, and an SD card reader.
Available colors include black, white, red, and blue with the design otherwise shared with the earlier 1015PEM. The Eee PC 1015PX-PU17 starts at $350 and the 1015PX-MU17 at $320. [via Laptoping]