ASUS Announces New Eee PC Netbooks with USB 3.0
ASUS has rolled out the latest additions to its Eee PC netbook lineup, the 1018P and 1016P. The 1018P is the first netbook to feature integrated USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 has up to 10x faster transfer speeds than current-generation USB 2.0 ports.
Both netbooks feature a 10.1-inch WSVGA (1024×600) display, the Intel Atom N455 processor (1.66GHz), Bluetooth v3.0, wireless N, and a claimed ten hours of battery life. The 1016P is 2.81 lbs while the 1018P is 2.43 lbs. The chassis features brushed aluminum accents.
The 1016P has an MSRP $499.99 and comes with 2GB of RAM, a 320GB 5400RPM hard drive, and Windows 7 Professional. The 1018P has an MSRP $429.99 and includes 3x USB 3.0, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB 5400RPM hard drive, and Windows 7 Starter. Both netbooks are available now.