Asus is the netbook
king. Does anyone deny it? The company's Eee PC line
has been around for as long as the term "netbook" has been around, and
while computer fads come and go, the Eee PC line keeps right on growing.
The "Seashell" group has been joined by another member today, with Asus
introducing the Eee PC 1015PN as their latest miniature notebook.
It's a familiar 10.1" form factor, with other specifications including a
10.1" display, 1024x600 resolution, NVIDIA
Ion 2 next-gen graphics, 1GB
of memory, a 250GB hard drive and Intel's dual-core Atom N550. This is
also an Optimus enabled machine, which means that it can switch between
discrete graphics and integrated graphics without rebooting in order to
save on battery life.
On the subject of battery life, Asus claims that the battery will last
around 9.5 hours, but we have noticed in past reviews that these claims
tend to be fairly lofty. But even if it only lasted 5-6 hours, that's
still rather impressive. Asus also claims that HD video playback should
not be a problem, and with a $429 price tag, it's definitely one of the
cheaper netbooks to pack this kind of power.