New Japanese Eee PC Model Claimed To Have 11.7 Hours Of Battery Life
Asus Japan has announced recently that they are going to release a new Eee PC model called the Eee PC 1005 PE. The release is set to happen on January 30th as per the announcement. According to the company, this netbook is capable of delivering a really impressive battery life performance at nearly 12 hours! They claim that it should last 11.7 hours, to be absolutely precise.
Of course, as we all know, industrial testing standards rarely reflect the reality. So this will probably come down to between 10 and 11 hours. But even then it is pretty impressive. Especially because this new Eee PC model has nothing new component wise to distinguish it from your average Eee PC. Okay, so may be everything except the battery.
The Eee PC 1005PE is pwoered by an Intel Atom N450 (Pine Trail) processor, clocked at 1.66GHz. Tt has the usual paltry amount of memory at 1GB, 250GB of HDD storage, Intel NM10 onboard graphics and 10.1inch LCD screen for display with a 1024×600 resolution. As for I/O you will get 3 USB 2.0 ports, WiFi (b/g), Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, an SD card slot and a webcam. As you can see, it is basically your standard fare as far as components go.
There’s already an Eee PC 1005 model available in the market and this one is not different from that one at all. So what we can expect is basically the same thing with an increased battery life. Moves like this one has become a staying trend in the netbook market – if you cannot change the whole package, just make sure that you give people enough reason to upgrade to a newer device.
In reality, people do want more battery life out of their netbooks. But this just old wine in a slightly bigger bottle. The Japanese price of ¥44,800 is equivalent to €345. It will come down to well under $400 if it makes it to the US.