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Asus is bringing out an updated version of the Eee PC 1005PE laptop. The new model will feature a new case design with a painted textured lid much like the one found on the Eee PC 1001P. In other words, goodbye glossy lid, hello fingerprint-resistant matte cover!
Spec-wise, the Asus Eee PC 1005PE-PU27 is identical to the Eee PC 1005PE-PU17. It has the same 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, 6 cell battery, and Windows 7 Starter Edition operating system.
Unfortunately, it also has the same 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel glossy display. Matte displays are getting harder and harder to find, and even though Asus offers the budget Eee PC 1001P with a matte screen, the 1005PE is only available with a glossy, glare-inducing display.
The Asus Eee PC 1005PE-PU27 is available for pre-order from Amazon for $389.99.
You can find more photos of the new model after the break.