The world of technology is always changing. It’s hard to keep up, trust me. If you haven’t been aware, Windows 8 has had a hard time gaining popularity. You might also be aware of the netbook popularity in years past along with the recent claims of the demise of the “netbook”. Certainly netbooks aren’t for everyone. Some people want power in a small package and netbooks weren’t powerful thanks to the Intel Atom processor.
Recently Asus announced their discontinuation of the Eee PC brand which is synonymous with netbooks. As Asus were the main brand behind the netbook explosion, it seemed bleak for consumers wanting a cheap portable laptop option. But then out of nowhere, reports surface about an Asus 1015E laptop which is precisely an Eee PC netbook without the Eee PC branding. This is a real bargain and hopefully it shows up in Canada. Here is a quick rundown of the some, but not all the specs:
- 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 dual core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 320GB hard drive
- 10.1 inch
- 1366 x 768 pixel display
- Windows 8
- 1 x USB 3.0 port
- colors – black, blue or pink
- price $299
- see more on the official Asus product page
The trend has been Windows 8 hybrid convertible laptops which are 10-inches at a very high price point. Sure you get the use of a tablet which attaches to a keyboard dock, but there simply weren’t any other 10-inch options. That’s changed now thanks to the Asus 1015E netbook. People may call this a notebook or laptop, but I’m a sucker for terminology. This is a new Asus netbook.