Asus Brings N450 And Broadcom HD Decoder To Eee PC 1005PR
This one also features the Seashell design, Bluetooth v2.1, a multi-touch trackpad, Intel's Atom N450, up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, Wi-Fi, a 0.3MP web camera, a VGA output, three USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, a 6-cel battery and a variety of colors to choose from. What's most interesting is the graphics power. Unlike many other netbooks out today, this one has a Broadcom BCM 70015 HD decoder, which means that 720p and 1080p multimedia playback should be no issue at all. Last year's netbooks usually had a tough time handling this, so this chip should be a sight for sore eyes if you've been waiting patiently for an HD-crushing alternative.
Unfortunately Asus has yet to make clear their plans for pricing and shipping.