The Asus Eee PC 1001P is a bit like the kid brother to the recently launched Eee PC 1005PE netbook. While the Eee PC 1005PE comes with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and ships standard with a 6 cell battery (although there are two versions of the battery), the 1001P has 802.11b/g WiFi and comes with either a 3 or 6 cell battery. But to be honest, on paper the differences between the Eee PC 1005PE and 1001P are pretty small.
Both laptops have 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processors, 1GB of RAM, and run Windows 7 Starter Edition. Both have the same “Seashell” style case design and large keyboard.
And if you can live without 802.11n wireless, here are a few reasons you may want to consider the Eee PC 1001P:
- It has a matte (non-glossy) display
- The case lid and palm rest area are also matte (which means no visible fingerprints)
- The Eee PC 1001P is cheaper, with prices starting at just $299
The model Asus sent me to review is the Eee PC 1001P-PU17, which features a 250GB hard drive and 6 cell, 48Whr battery. It sells for about $336 from Amazon. The cheaper model has a 160GB hard drive and 3 cell battery. It sells for under $300.
You can check out my unboxing and first look video below. I’ll have more to share about this laptop soon.