The decision by Asus to brand the Asus N10 as a notebook and not a netbook left a lot of folks scratching their heads. After all, it has a 10 inch display and an Intel Atom processor. On paper, it sounds a lot like the Asus Eee PC 1000H. Aside from the dedicated graphics card, what makes it different enough to justify the price? The N10 sells for $599 to $849, while you can pick up an Eee PC 1000H for $449.
Laptop Magazine got to spend some hands-on time with an N10, and here are just a few of the things that make it different from the 1000H or any other netbook currently on the maret:
- The N10J model includes a NVIDIA GeForce 9300M graphics card with up to 256MB of dedicated memory
- You can flip a switch on the side of the unit to toggle between dedicated and integrated graphics mode (presumably to save power)
- There’s an HDMI port
- There’s supprt for fingerprint and facial recognition
- It comes with 2GB of RAM standard
- Hard drive sizes range from 160GB to 320GB