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Asus Eee Netbook Will Have Desktop-like CPU

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June 30, 2010 7:56:39 PM

How will it do 1080P on 1366x768?
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June 30, 2010 7:57:10 PM

nice. Something I might actually look into.
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June 30, 2010 8:00:30 PM

I own the 1201N and I must say it's a fantastic netbook. The only bad mark I can give it is its battery life (around 3.5hours).

I wiped the hard drive and did a fresh install of Win7 32bit using the supplied key. It runs considerably quicker doing this without the OEM garbage loaded.

@Jarnts - 1080P is for the HDMI connection on the netbook.
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June 30, 2010 8:00:53 PM

looks promising, but I really want to see the price...
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June 30, 2010 8:01:26 PM

Throw in blue-ray and I'm in!! This could make a nice little HTPC.
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June 30, 2010 8:04:15 PM

these companies trying to make highend netbooks doesn't seem to get the point of a netbook, battery life, battery life, battery life. if you wanna make a decent mid range small laptop thats cool but battery life under 5 hours does not a netbook make
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June 30, 2010 8:06:26 PM

I'm sorry, there are desktop's with Atom processors in?
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June 30, 2010 8:10:20 PM

13W? Whats the point of this when you can get a CULV that will stomp it into the ground?
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June 30, 2010 8:13:24 PM

When I bought the first incarnation of the EEE PC I was drawn in by a few key factors:

* low cost (so if it gets stolen I won't have to break my bank replacing it)

* SSD to make it a bit more rugged when running around (making the screen and the actual physical structure the weak points of the system)

* Small size. I found the original EEE to be about the right size - maybe a hair bigger for bigger keys would have been nice - but they put an undersized screen in it to fit the speakers up front.

What I didn't like after getting it was mainly the low screen resolution which made it nearly useless for its primary purpose - browsing the web. I thought I could get past it, but I couldn't.

New netbooks have been a disappointment. They have really turned into inexpensive laptops that can't quite do what an inexpensive laptop can. At this point, if the prices start hitting the $700-$800 mark, I might as well spend the $900 and get myself a "decent" HP tablet pc that lets me take notes the natural way in class as well as use digital art tools.

As for battery life - well, it I can't do anything on the netbook, being able to do nothing for 10 hours is meaningless to me.
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June 30, 2010 8:14:39 PM

cknobman13W? Whats the point of this when you can get a CULV that will stomp it into the ground?

Draws up to 13W. Doesn't mean it used 13W at all times.
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June 30, 2010 8:18:21 PM

jarntsHow will it do 1080P on 1366x768?


It's called an HDMI out port and a big TV.
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June 30, 2010 8:28:12 PM

If the price of the 1215N is comparable to Dell's/Alienware's M11x then I may choose this instead.
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June 30, 2010 8:36:13 PM

So what makes this a "netbook", the use of an Atom processor? I agree with the others, these 12" or 13" Netbooks aren't really netbooks.

Netbooks were meant to be small, energy-sipping, web browsing and light document editing computers. These new netbooks can play Blu-Ray on a 13" screen and can even handle some modern video games. I'm not even sure why Intel makes Atom processors this powerful. They were worried about desktop cannibalism, yet they make an Atom processor more powerful than their own Celerons?

I saw a laptop at walmart the other day that had a dual-core Athlon processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB harddrive, 14" screen, Radeon graphics, etc.. etc.. that sold for $485 (it was a Compaq, not an e-machines). Unless ASUS can fit this new Eee PC in under $400, its not even worth it. You can get far more powerful laptops for cheaper prices that are practically even the same size. They might only get 2-3 hours battery life, but if this new Eee PC only get 3-4, is it really worth MORE money?

I bought a Cloudbook and my wife owns an Acer Aspire1, but those are 8" netbooks. These new 12" and 13" monstrosities are going to kill the netbook segment. People were saying the iPad was a netbook killer, but the manufacturers killed off the true netbook before the iPad even came out.

It's like slapping gold-trim on a Toyota and calling it a Lexus. These new "netbooks" are just ways for companies to make higher profits off lower-end components.
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June 30, 2010 8:45:41 PM

I have a 1202N and it runs nice. at $500, it does everything I expect it too. I had seen netbook with 7 and10" screens and they look too small in size, but mostly in resolution. The only thing I don't like is that it comes with a HDD instead of an SSD, and I'll have to wait a few months before I upgrade the hard drive because as soon as I do it, it will void the warranty.
The other thing is software, if more software was already using Nvidia's card (firefox, chrome) the computer would be already fast enough to be considered a laptop. The dual core 1.6Ghz CPU feels fast enough, but I think the algorithm to adjust the clock speed does give some gittering behavior (this review is using Ubuntu Linux).

So, I think this is a nice evolotion of the netbook, and the people that don't like it can stick with the old models, or get smartphones that are even smaller than netbook (like the Droid X). I think the biggest difference from a laptop to a netbook is that a netbook should never have a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, they are half-way obsolete anyway.
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June 30, 2010 9:00:41 PM

jarntsHow will it do 1080P on 1366x768?

I would guess on an external display via the HDMI out. That's some seriously misleading advertising, though!
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June 30, 2010 11:24:55 PM

I got tired of waiting for the perfect 10" net book and bought an iPad
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July 1, 2010 12:19:35 AM

I will guess the price will be about 800 or so.
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July 1, 2010 2:12:21 AM

The price is going to be $500, it has been discussed in depth for the last 6 months. I have been waiting for this machine for a long time. Can't wait for it's release.
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July 1, 2010 2:15:35 AM

andman22Throw in blue-ray and I'm in!! This could make a nice little HTPC.


Where the F are they going to fit a blu-ray? Do you understand the size of a netbook? When was the last time you saw any netbook with an optical drive?
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July 1, 2010 5:21:49 AM

The dual core Atom, 1366x768 LCD,ION graphics and larger keyboard could tempt me if the price is as attractive as the specs.
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July 1, 2010 5:47:28 AM

Looks good. ION2 is a convincing reason.
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July 1, 2010 8:14:21 AM

Doesn't say what the screen size is, 11" or less and i'm in
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July 1, 2010 9:32:09 AM

With 13W TDP and ION2 battery life will be disappointing.

Unless D525 is faster than SU4100, sounds a lot like failure. SU4100 is 10TDP and there are plenty of 11.6' laptops on the market.

Intel chipsets output 1080P via HDMI without problems. Since there is no blu-ray drive I don't see how one can watch blue-ray movie. What is the point of paying extra for ION?
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July 1, 2010 10:19:14 AM

I believe on asus.
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July 1, 2010 11:33:50 AM

CTPAHHIKSince there is no blu-ray drive I don't see how one can watch blue-ray movie.

It didn't say BluRay, it said 1080P
Not all Hi-Def content is on rotating optical disks
Ever heard of H.264?
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July 1, 2010 1:12:35 PM

I have found that by overclocking my eee pc to 1.92 Ghz, I get a HUGE performance boost with the little bugger... I practically live with my Netbook now, for all the reasons mentioned by MDillenbeck. Unlike him, I have no issues with screen resolution however. I practically live with that thing now.
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July 1, 2010 2:02:04 PM

cknobman13W? Whats the point of this when you can get a CULV that will stomp it into the ground?

price?
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July 1, 2010 2:04:55 PM

andman22Throw in blue-ray and I'm in!! This could make a nice little HTPC.

Optical storage is soooo 5 five years ago!
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Anonymous
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July 1, 2010 6:16:29 PM

You sure it's equipped with a desktop processor, and not the upcoming Atom netbook processor, the N550?
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July 1, 2010 9:20:51 PM

Sounds like a nice setup as long as it doesn't come with that stupid mouse with side buttons that was on the original model.
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July 1, 2010 10:39:43 PM

cknobman13W? Whats the point of this when you can get a CULV that will stomp it into the ground?


What's CULV? It may seem like a dumb question, but I've never heard of that term.
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July 16, 2010 3:15:22 AM

here's to hoping for a cheap laptop that can run some relatively light games like WoW. lol, or we can go the other direction and watch the poor thing suffer under the crippling wrath of crysis maxed out
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