ASUS outs the Eee PC 1015BX netbook
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The Taiwanese PC manufacturer ASUSTeK revealed its upcoming Eee PC 1015BX at this year’s Computex show in Taipei. Apparently, the mini-device will deliver much portability and a “stylish” design.
This new netbook is reportedly built around a Fusion AMD C-50 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), which sports two cores each with a clock frequency of 1GHz. The chip has a max. Thermal Design Power of 9W, 1MB of Level 2 cache and is ranked 430 in our CPU Benchmark List. This mini-laptop is equipped with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit widescreen display that delivers a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels. In addition, the standard configuration is supposedly complemented by an AMD Radeon HD 6250 (also called ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6250) graphics controller that operates at 280MHz and features DX11 support, as well as shared VRAM.
The Eee PC 1015BX houses 1GB (up to 2GB) of internal memory and a choice of mechanical hard drives with a storage capacity of up to 500GB. Users will be able to stay in touch with friends thanks to the built-in Wireless LAN 802.11n and web camera.
In terms of I/O, ASUSTeK’s latest netbook ships with USB 3.0 connectivity, along with an HDMI interface for watching HD video content on an external HDTV or an HD monitor. An integrated Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (or 3.0+HS) module is also available.
Further features reportedly include a long battery life (3-or 6-cell 5200mAh Lithium-ion battery) and 3GB of online storage space. Unfortunately, there is still no word on pricing and an exact release date.