Asus first showed off the Asus Eee PC 1004DN at CES in January. This is the company’s first mini-laptop with a 10 inch display and an optical disc drive. While Asus still hasn’t confirmed a release date, rumor has it that the netbook should hit the streets in April. And Asus does seem to be preparing to release the laptop soon. Last month it showed up on the FCC web site, and now you can find info on the netbook at Asus.com.
Here’s a rundown of the specs:
- CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280
- Chipset: GN40 with Integrated GMA 4500M graphics
- Display: 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels
- Optical disc: Super-Multi disc drive
- RAM: 1GB (supports up to 2GB)
- Storage: 120GB 1.8″ PATA 4200 RPM hard drive
- Wireless: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, bluetooth 2.1
- Webcam: 1.3MP
- Battery: 6 cell, 5200mAh, 57.72WHr
- Keyboard: Chiclet style
- Dimensions: 10.9″ x 7.6″ x 1.3″
- Weight: 3.2 pounds
Now, I know some folks will say that a laptop with a disc drive isn’t truly a netbook. But for what it’s worth, Asus is branding the 1004DN as part of its Eee PC series, which means that the company is grouping it with other low cost netbooks and not with higher end mini-laptops like the Asus N10 series. Hopefully that means the 1004DN will cost $600 or less at launch.