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ASUS Quietly Presents 10-inch 1004DN Eee PC with DVD Burner

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  1. malware New Member

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    With the quiet introduction of 1004DN, the ASUS Eee PCs are an inch close to changing their names from netbooks to laptops or notebooks if you want. Up until now all netbooks were missing the presence of any optical drives, and that partly was what made them different from normal laptops. Well, that's about to change with the ASUS Eee PC 1004DN netbook which offers integrated DVD burner that makes possible reading and writing CDs and DVDs on the go. There's only one step left until Eee PCs and netbooks as all become normal laptops - their screen sizes.
    Back on the Eee PC 1004DN except the DVD burner, it has a 10-inch LED-backlit TFT WSVGA screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, an Intel Atom N280 CPU working at 1.66 GHz, an Intel GN40 chipset and 1 GB of DDR2 RAM expandable to 2 GB. For storage the 1004DN uses single 1.8-inch PATA 120 GB 4,200 RPM hard drive and an Express Card slot for expansion. The Eee PC 1004DN measures 277 mm x 194 mm x 27.4-34 mm and weights 1.45 kg (with a 6-cell battery). Expect pricing and availability date information soon.

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    I don't think switching to a 1.8" 4200RPM drive is worth adding an optical drive.
     
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    It is worth it for many people. Unlike us enthusiasts who are speedaholics, most people just net, email, office, and media with their computers. Not for me... but definitely for most of my co-workers.

    This new offering fits the bill. I just hope that isnt ANOTHER shiney glary screen.
     
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    it all depends on the price! i've seen that some cheaper offer more than this! and this is only pointless because of the atom cpu
     
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    4200 is not going to be good
    loads XP in 3 minutes and you don't want that
     

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