One of the most impressive features of ultrabooks such as the Asus Zenbook UX31 is their ability to resume from sleep nearly instantly. Now it looks like Asus is bringing a similar feature to its Intel Atom-powered netbooks.

Asus Instant On

One of the new apps available for the upcoming Eee PC 1025C and 1025CE netbooks is “Instant On,” which adds a new sleep mode that allows an Eee PC netbook to resume from sleep in just 3 seconds.

Asus says you should also get about 21 days of sleep time while using Instant On, so the sleep mode isn’t exactly a battery killer.

The company is also adding a few other new apps to its latest netbooks including one called Smart Camera and another called Media Sharing, but the quick resume technology is the most impressive, since it’s the type of feature you normally find in significantly more expensive computers.

The Eee PC 1025C  is expected to launch this month for about $299, while the 1025CE with a slightly faster processor is expected to run $319 and up.

thanks James!

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5 replies on “Asus adds “instant on” to its latest netbooks”

  1. well, not so new actually, even the famous old eee pc 1000 had such a feature implementd by asus, as long as you did not install another os or a new system by yourself.

    1. Nope, netbooks have never had a Instant On feature before.

      The old Eee PC 1000 didn’t even have Asus Express Gate, it was just a basic SSD drive netbook that came with either XP Home or Xandros Linux, and it only booted fast or woke up from sleep fast because of the SSD.

    1.  Power efficiency and reducing the wait time it takes to actually get to use a device is something desirable for any device category.

      Besides, Intel had already indicated that Cedar Trail would support some new power features and we’re slowly seeing this being enacted.  It’s just some things may have to wait till Windows 8 comes out to fully support them natively instead of requiring a add on utility app.

      While some of the really interesting advances won’t come out till next year’s 22nm Silvermont update to the ATOM.

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