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Asus launches R051BX netbook with Fusion APU

Asus launches R051BX netbook with Fusion APU
Asus launches R051BX netbook with Fusion APU
The budget 10.1-inch netbook ships with a first generation C-50 Fusion APU with a fixed amount of RAM for 259 Euros

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New additions to the Asus Eee PC lineup of netbooks seem to be pouring in at least once a month and the upcoming Fusion-equipped notebook is no exception.

Called the R051BX, the 10.1-inch netbook runs on an entry-level dual-core 1GHz AMD Fusion C-50 with an integrated Radeon HD 6250 GPU, 1024x600 resolution display, 320GB HDD, 2x USB 2.0, webcam, card reader and an HDMI port. All pretty standard options in terms of netbooks of this category.

What’s noteworthy, however, is its soldered 1GB DDR3 RAM and supposedly possibly short battery life. According to Laptoping, the built-in RAM is non-upgradeable and the only battery option is a 3-cell module. As a result, the limited and un-modifiable hardware could be turned away by many wallets.

The R051BX is now available in Germany for 259 Euros ($342 USD), although a launch stateside is still unknown at this point.

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Allen Ngo, 2012-01-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.