The Asus Eee PC 1005PR looks exactly like the Eee PC 1005PE — until you turn it on. That’s when you’ll find out that the netbook has a high resolution 1366 x 768 pixel HD display and it can handle HD video playback thanks to a built in Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator.

Asus first showed of the Eee PC 1005PR in early March. Now it’s available for pre-order from Amazon and B&H. Both retailers are charging about $400 for the laptop.

Here’s a rundown of the specs:

  • CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450
  • Display: 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 3150plus Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator
  • OS: Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2
  • Storage: 250GB, 5400rpm hard drive
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, Ethernet
  • I/O: 0.3MP webcam, 3 USB ports, 1 VGA port, SDHC card reader, mic, headphone jacks
  • Battery: 6 cells (Asus claims up to 11 hours of run time)
  • Dimensions: 10.3″ x 7″ x 1.5″
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds

You can check out a demo video from Asus after the break.

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12 replies on “Asus Eee PC 1005PR with HD display, video accelerato available for pre-order”

  1. Asus is a Star to INDIA for launching new products. they enter the market and developing certain standards thier own,Now all r looking at ASUS”

  2. I’m typing this on my new 1005PE running Ubuntu 9.10 flawlessly. This is my first netbook and it has completely exceeded my expectations in every possible way. ASUS has turned me into a believer and I can’t wait to get my hands on a 1005PR!

  3. It not only needs an HDMI port, it would be much better with a
    switchable option similar to the Nvidia Optimus (spelling ?) chip set
    for CULV notebooks. That is, the option of using either the built-in
    Intel GMA graphics (for extended battery life) or Nvidia ION graphics
    (for hardware accelerated video). Since this is a netbook, I am
    willing to do the switching manually to save cost.

    While the Broadcom chip is nice, I seem to have read somewhere
    (can’t recall right now) that the Broadcom ship does not support
    all high def formats, so it’s not as good as the Nvidia ION solution.

  4. See! Now this is what I expected from computer makers when Intel Atom N450 processors were put out last December. We should have already had this for month and be ramping up for a tweak of this unit in a month or two.

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