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The Asus Eee PC 1015PEM netbook with a dual core 1.5GHz Intel Atom N50 processor has been available for purchase in the US for a little over a week. But now that online electronics shop Newegg has it in stock, you can actually get the mini-laptop for the suggested retail price of $379.99. Amazon and other retailers were charging closer to $400.

The Eee PC 1015PEM is also listed for $379.99 at J&R, but that store is still only accepting pre-orders.

The netbook features USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0, a 250GB hard drive, a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, and 1GB of RAM. The computer runs Windows 7 Starter Edition and supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi. It has a 0.3MP webcam, VGA output, mic and headphone jacks and an SDHC card slot. The model currently available ships with a 63Whr battery.

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13 replies on “Dual Core Asus Eee PC 1015PEM netbook now available at Newegg”

  1. those comparing this netbook to a desktop are crazy. you buy a netbook for its extreme portability. its a mobile computing solution. HELLO?

    1. I have been waiting for the 1215N for a while. I understand that there is supposed to be an update to it that includes USB 3.0. Not sure if that is just rumor or not.

      As for this machine, if the webcam was better, screen resolution increased, and if the graphics were ION2 I’d probably snatch it up at this price. I don’t know if I’m being silly or not but having a netbook that can serve double duty as a low end gaming machine is a big plus for me. I’m not sure how the Intel graphics stack up.

      1. Then wait for the 1015N/PN, it’ll be N550 with Nvidia NG-ION and Optimus. Price should be somewhere between $400 and $450… The pre-order in France is for 399 Euros…

        Eventually Asus will start releasing models with USB 3.0, they’re just not ready to do so yet but all they have to do is change the IO board to upgrade.

        Of more immediate concern is all DDR3 Eee PC’s from Asus have experienced trouble with RAM upgrades and so far only the 1018P has received a BIOS fix for the issue. So until the fix is release for the other effected models you may have a limited number of RAM you can use to upgrade.

        Though the 1015N/PN should come with the max of 2GB already…

  2. I paid less than that for a desktop computer on sale with 3gb ram and windows 7 home. NOT!

    1. I couldn’t agree more. Seriously, other than the dual core atom, this netbook doesn’t have much going for it. 1024×600? Windows 7 Starter? Intel Graphics? 1GB Ram? The price isn’t even all that great.

      I’d recommend the Acer Aspire AS1551-4755. Been testing one at work and have been impressed so far.

      $50 more gets you a Dual Core AMD Neo, Radeon 4225 graphics, 3GB Ram out of box and up to 4GB supported, 11.6″ 1366×768 Screen, HDMI/VGA video out and Win 7 Home Premium. Matte finish on the body as well and still feels small in your hand. Heck even the webcam is better .3mp vs. 1.3mp


      1. Any thoughts on how the Radeon 4225 stacks up against the new ION graphics? Would love a netbook that can do some low – mid end gaming once in a while without struggling.

        1. Might want to check out the HP Pavilion DM1z, configured with K625. Should give you the most bang for your buck performance without going to a CULV like Asus UL30Vt/Jt… Might be able to use the HP Mini 311 high capacity battery with it for longer run time…

      2. It also gets you about half the battery run time and more mass and size to lug around. Also build quality is another factor, with Asus having a better average build quality than Acer. So you pay for what you get and performance has its compromises.

        A better comparison would be with an actual 10″ to 10″ model comparison and for that you could compare it to the Acer Aspire 521. You still get a performance advantage and better price but again you sacrifice battery run time for that performance. So it depends what your needs are and whether you need long run time or more performance as your priority.

        Also to keep perspective, remember a CULV solution would still offer performance up to greater than both the AMD and Intel options combined and still offer good battery run times. You’ll just have to pay twice as much. But if you really want portable performance then that’s where you have to go.

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