There’s still no word on when Asus will start shipping the Eee PC 1015T netbook it introduced in June, or whether it will make it to US shores. But the company has uploaded user manuals to its support site in 29 different languages, so that’s a pretty good indication that something is going on, right?
There aren’t any new details about the specs, but last we heard the Eee PC 1015T would have a 1.2GHz AMD V105 single core CPU and ATI Radeon HD 4200-series graphics. It has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and is expected to ship with Windows 7 Starter, 1GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive, although it supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory.
From the user manual, it seems pretty clear that the netbook has a chassis very similar to the one used for the Eee PC 1015PED and 1015PEM, although like the upcoming Eee PC 1015PN (with NVIDIA ION graphics), this model will have an HDMI port.
Like other Asus netbooks, it looks like the Eee PC 1015T will have a multitouch trackpad and ship with some Asus software including the Super Hybrid Engine for overclocking and underclocking the CPU.
As an added bonus, I learned that the Eee PC 1015PN with NVIDIA ION graphics will only support NVIDIA Optimus technology if you’re using Windows 7 Home Premium or higher. Optimus automatically switches between the integrated Intel graphics and the dedicated NVIDIA graphics depending on what you’re doing with the computer. Theoretically this helps prolong battery life without affecting performance in any significant way. Unfortunately if you’re using Windows 7 Starter Edition, it looks like you’ll manually have to switch the ION graphics on and off.
via Netbook Italia