There are a few things that typically set netbooks apart from larger computers. They’re smaller, lighter, and cheaper. And up until now, they’ve tended to lack optical disc drives. But it looks like that’s about to change. Asus is showing an Eee PC model with a disc drive at CES.
The Asus Eee PC 1004DN looks an awful lot like the Eee PC 1002HA, except it has the new chiclet style keyboard and a disc drive that will read and burn DVDs and CDs.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that Asus has no plans to sell this model in the US anytime soon. It will probably be available in China and Europe at launch. No word on the pricing yet.
Here’s a rundown of the rest of the specs:
- CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280
- Display: 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels
- RAM: 1GB
- HDD: 160GB
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
- Expansion: 3 USB ports, 1 VGA port
- Dimensions: 10.4″ x 7.1″ x 1″
You can find another picture of the Eee PC 1004DN after the break.