Fast, Fun and Stylish On-The-Go: Latest Generation ASUS Eee PCs Re-write the Rules with Dual Core

October 21, 2010 // 3:53 a.m.

ASUS first to market with latest Intel Dual Core Atom processor for unbeatable combination of performance and all-day battery life

ASUS have today announced the launch of the latest generation Eee PC 1015PEM and 1018P netbooks – the first in the market to sport Intel’s latest N550 Dual Core Atom processor.

The stylishly colourful 10.1” Eee PC 1015PEM and stunningly-slim 1018P boast up to 11.5 hours of battery life to deliver an all-day, high-speed computing experience for games, Adobe Flash and other cloud computing content – making them the perfect accessories for staying entertained and connected everywhere you go.

The Eee PC 1018P achieves its ultra-slim design thanks to the use of brushed aluminium - revealing a new touch of style to the netbook market, whilst the Eee PC 1015PEM is vibrantly fresh with four colour choices - red, blue, black and white.

Priced from £279 inc Vat for the 1015PEM and £349 inc VAT for the 1018P, these new Eee PC models will be available from PC World (www.pcworld.co.uk), Comet (www.comet.co.uk), www.ebuyer.com, www.amazon.co.uk and www.play.com from this week.


Speedy support for entertainment and games in a tiny package:

The tiny 10.1” ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM and 1018P are the first netbooks available to sport the latest Intel Atom 550 dual core processor – making them dazzlingly fast with a performance rating that easily surpasses other Atom based netbooks.**

Such hefty processing prowess means the Eee PC 1015PEM and 1018P can easily handle power-hungry applications such as Adobe Flash and games, broadening entertainment options to include high definition YouTube videos or popular flash-based games on the Internet.

Busy bees in a hurry will love the Express Gate operating system (run alongside Windows 7) which allows access in less than 10 seconds to a range of useful functions including the web, instant messaging and media.

The Eee PC 1015PEM and 1018P also come bundled with the exclusive ASUS @Vibe portal – allowing one-stop access to a range of music, videos, games and more, so users can fully unleash the might of this tiny gadget.


Energy efficiency and a longer battery life for all-day computing:

The Eee PC 1015PEM and 1018P use ASUS Super Hybrid Engine – a clever technology which boosts performance by up to 15% when needed most, and helps conserve energy during basic tasks such as checking emails. This helps to extend battery life, giving users up to 11.5 hours of computing between charges, making the Eee PC 1015PEM and 1018P the perfect devices for staying productive and connected all day long.

What’s more, the new Eee PC range including the 1015PEM has been awarded a Gold rating by the EPEAT (linked to energy efficiency, material usage and responsible disposal) which demonstrates ASUS’ commitment to the environment and greener computing.


Excellent connectivity options for faster sharing and syncing:

USB 3.0 allows users to transfer data even faster than ever (up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0) between the Eee PC 1015PEM/1018P and devices such as cameras, phones and memory sticks – meaning less time waiting around and more time enjoying great photos and music. It can even charge mobiles when the netbook is switched off for added travel convenience.

Bluetooth 3.0 is almost 8 times faster than previous standards, allowing even speedier wireless synchronisation between mobiles and other Bluetooth devices.
From checking your social networking sites on the train to emailing your latest holiday snaps from abroad, Wi-Fi 802.11n makes it effortless to stay in touch with friends and family no matter where you are, with fast access to wireless spots and cloud computing.


Secure and easy to use – perfect for all ages and abilities:

The Eee PC 1015PEM and 1018P both come equipped with a webcam – and whether it’s the kids using it to take fun photos or Dad engaging in an important video meeting, everyone can feel reassured of privacy thanks to the thoughtful addition of a cover for when it’s not in use.

The Eee PC 1018P has added fingerprint recognition – providing an extra level of security for those who want absolute privacy against snoopers.

Navigation is also simple, intuitive and fun with the Eee PC 1015PEM/1018P’s multi-touch touchpad, supporting a range of movements from pinching, flicking and scrolling to allow easy interaction with websites, pictures and more.


Chic and colourful – stay stylish everywhere you work & play:

The Eee PC 1018P is ultra-slim (only 18-21mm thick) for a sleek, curvaceous design that is as elegant as it is portable. With a sophisticated brushed-aluminium casing, it is sure to silence complaints that netbooks are unattractive.

The Eee PC 1015PEM is available in four desirable colours: red, blue, white and black – ideal for the fashion-conscious to co-ordinate every last detail with their outfit and mood.


Specifications:

Available online in the PDF release at:
www.tru-pr.co.uk/press/clients/asus/ASUSDualCoreEeePCPRFinal.pdf


About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era.

ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones.

Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion.
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