Another day, another is the latest addition to the Eee PC range and the first to feature a Super-Multi optical disc drive. Users are able to read/write optical discs for multimedia viewing and convenient data back ups. Plus a power-efficient Express Card slot provides expansion capabilities with USB 2.0 and PCI Express, along with plug-and-play compatibility and auto-configuration access.

Under the shiny black or champagne shield is a lustrous bezel framing the 10-inch LCD display that supports 720p high definition playback for vivid visuals. Brushed aluminium palm rests and electroplated edges surround the ergonomically designed keyboard which also includes a larger “Shift” key and a typing surface 92% that of a conventional keyboard. Its multi-touch touchpad enables multimedia playback control and easy internet surfing without the need for a mouse. Furthermore, a digital array microphone and built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam allows users to communicate with friends and family, while intuitive software applications such as EzMessenger and Data Sync lets users coordinate data and correspond without an internet connection, as well as synchronise with desktops.

Ample 130GB hybrid storage includes 10GB file-encrypted online Eee Storage; Bluetooth v2.1 and 802.11b/g/n allow for speedy transfers and connectivity; with Eee Splendid users can choose from four different visual modes; a convenient font resizer makes for effortless document viewing and web browsing and; biometric security via fingerprint log on with the ASUS Data Security System (ADSM) recognises multiple fingerprints belonging to the same user, as well as encrypting a single folder with the same security system. Finally, the ASUS-exclusive Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology intelligently monitors energy consumption and helps extends battery life up to 5.9 hours*, for a complete computing and entertainment experience.

Price and availability

The Eee PC 1004DN from ASUS will be available in Australia from end April 2009 through major retailers and selected computer resellers. RRP 1,399 inc GST.

ASUS Eee PC 1004DN netbook computer

Specifications

  • Display: 10″ wide active matrix LED backlight TFT, WSVGA 1024×600 pixels, 252K colors max
  • CPU: Intel N280 1.66GHz processor with 512k L2 cache, FSB 667MHz 2.5W TBP thermal
  • Chipset: Intel GN40; ICH9Mb (Integrated GMA 4500M graphics core)
  • Communications: Built-in Bluetooth v2.1 module; 802.11n; Support antenna x 2
  • Main memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM (upgradeable to 2GB)
  • Storage: Up to 1.8″ PATA 120GB, 4200 RPM; 10GB Eee Storage
  • Camera: 1.3 megapixel videocamera
  • Audio: Hi-Definition Audio CODEC; Built-in high quality stereo speakers
  • Microphone: Digital Array Mic
  • Dimensions: 277 x 194 x 27.4-34 mm
  • Keyboard: W:254mm chiclet type
  • Battery: 6 cell, Li-Ion 5200mAh, up to 5.9 hours
  • Weight: 1.45 kg with hard disc drive (with 6-cell battery and ODD)