The Asus Eee PC 1005PR netbook has finally started bshipping from Amazon for $399. It has the same features as the best-selling 1005PE except for an additional Broadcom Crystal HD decoder card for HD video and a high-res (1366 x 768) 10.1″ glossy display. With the new flash 10.1 out now this allows for the playback of HD flash videos as well.
The WePad was shown off at CES earlier this year and is basically an iPad with open source software and netbook innards.
Here are the hardware specs:
Remember the Ideapad U1 hybrid netbook/tablet we talked about in January? Well it looks like it’s actually coming to market sometime soon as Lenovo has put a page up about it on its homepage. It’s not a product page but just a teaser page so they can get your email, but still a good sign that it’s on track for its June release.
The recently announced Lenovo S10-3S model is finally up for preorder on Amazon for $349.99. This netbook is the same as the normal S10-3 model except that it has a thinner form factor (the S stands for slim). It’s 0.9″ at the back and 0.6″ at the front, making it one of the thinnest out there. Here are the full specs:
MSI has announced a few new models recently that are now available for purchase online. The L1300 and L1350 both feature 10.1″ 1024 x 600 displays and the usual 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processors with 1GB of RAM and Intel GMA 3150 graphics.
What makes these two netbooks different is OS and price.
The L1300 comes with Windows XP and is only $279.
The Asus Eee Keyboard is a netbook crammed into a keyboard, with a 5″ 800×480 touchscreen display built into the right side. It has an Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB SSD, bluetooth, wifi, and wireless HDMI output.
Netbooks were made possible because of advances in processor technology. The first netbooks – those tiny, seemingly ancient seven and eight inch netbooks – were powered by outdated Celeron processors which were hot, slow and had limited battery life. If netbooks had been limited to those Celerons, they probably would never have become popular. They would have simply been a novelty, tiny and cute but not useful.