New ASUS Eee PC 1018p 1016p and 1015p
Blogeee is reporting that 3 new ASUS netbook models will be announced including the 1018p, 1016p and 1015p. (1018p pictured below)
This is unconfirmed; however, they believe the 3 models will be unveiled at CeBIT in Germany next week. Here are the details we know so far:
ASUS Eee PC 1018P: This model is thinner (just .7 inches thick!), and it's closest model comparison would be the Eee PC 1008P. It will feature an aluminum case, a fingerprint reader, a redesigned touchpad, USB 3.0 and a 10 hour battery.
ASUS Eee PC 1015P: This is probably an updated version of the Eee PC 1005P, but instead it will feature a matte display in a new aluminum case. The battery life should last 14 hours (like the Eee PC 1005P) and will have a redesigned wider keyboard.
ASUS Eee PC 1016P: Blogeee reports that this model is being introduced to specifically target business consumers and would compete with the HP Mini 5102 and Lenovo ThinkPad X100e. It will have a much different design than previous netbooks; however, will still feature a chiclet keyboard, aluminum case, and 14 hour battery.
Again, this is unconfirmed but going on the information we know now the most interesting model in the bunch has to be the ASUS Eee PC 1018P in my opinion. The .7 inch thin chassis, fingerprint reader and USB 3.0 functionality are all firsts in the netbook space, but that also probably will result in a higher price. I'll provide an update on this story after CeBIT so be sure to subscribe to the blog for more news in the future.
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