Asus will launch its first 10 inch netbooks with Intel Atom Cedar Trail chips in February. The Asus Eee PC 1025C will be available with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N2600 processor for $299, or a 1.86 GHz Atom N2800 CPU for $319.
The pricier model is called the Eee PC 1025CE.
Both models will feature 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel displays, 1GB of RAM, and a 32GB hard drive. The mini-laptops have VGA webcams, mic, headphone, VGA, and HDMI ports, plus SDHC card slots.
While both laptops have 6 cell, 56WHr batteries, the cheaper model actually gets slightly better battery life, with up to 10 hours and 12 minutes of run time. The Eee PC 1025CE has a faster processor which uses more power… but it’s still no slouch in the battery life department. Asus says it gets up to 9 hours, 38 minutes.
The 1025C model has 3 USB 2.0 ports, while the Eee PC 1025CE has 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 port.
As expected, the new netbooks feature the Asus “flare” design, with a raised palm rest area. The Eee PC 1025C will be available in gray, blue, red, pink, and black, while the 1025CE will come in pink, blue, or purple.
The netboks measure 10.3″ x 7″ x 1.3″ and weigh 2.7 pounds.