One month late, ASUS Eee PC 1015PN gets official launch

The Asus EeePC 1015P

The Asus EeePC 1015P

Having originally been rumoured for a September release, the newest entry in the Eee PC family did end up missing that target but one month – but it’s not like that’s unusual in the Tech World. Anyhow, ASUS has today officially introduced its latest Eee PC netbook, the 1015PN, to the market. It features next-gen NVIDIA ION graphics with 1080p playback support and NVIDIA Optimus graphics-switching technology, which NVIDIA claim will get the most juice out of the battery in every situation – and if we are to believe ASUS’s specifications, that’s an estimated 9.5 hours of longevity on a single charge, so long as you don’t spend your time watching loads of full HD test footage.

Speaking of HD, the display is capable of playing video at full 1080p resolution, so you can be sure of crisp, high-quality visuals. Other specifications of the netbook include a 10.1-inch display (1024×600 resolution), Windows 7 Starter, the new Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB 5400RPM hard drive plus 500GB of free ASUS web storage. The built-in Nvidia ION graphics have 512MB of DDR3 dedicated memory. It weighs in at 2.8 pounds and 1.4 inches thin.

The standard retail price for the netbook in America is set at $429.99, though many retailers offer better deals. This price tag roughly equates to €308.90 or GBP £274 under the current exchange rates, in case you’re interested in importing it – of course, since there are fees on American imports across the world, and retailers often add their own hidden charges, the actual price could vary wildly. The netbook is not yet available locally in Britain, but is expected to hit our shores shortly, and is rumoured to have a price somewhere around £320 – although I’d expect to see it for less.

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