Asus Eee PC 1018P Aluminum Slim Netbook Leaks Ahead Of CeBIT

blogee-150x150If you, like me, are totally tired of seeing the same old netbook specs and designs every other day — this one’s a sight for our sore eyes. A new Eee PC netbook has just been leaked and it sure looks great. Meet the Eee PC 1018P — soon to be released and unveiled at the upcoming CeBit 2010.

The most striking part about the netbook is the really thin aluminum chassis. I don’t know why they would do something premium like that on a netbook but if they are going solely for the appeal and sturdiness at the cost of price, they might lose a few people. Then again, some people are actually willing to pay a premium to get a netbook that actually gets there work done. They would be really interested in this.

The aluminum body altogether is 18mm thick on an average and that ‘s a lot. Since Apple more or less started brought to the maint stream the whole Aluminum  trend,it is inevitable that such an product will get compared to what Apple has to offer.

On that count however, the 1018P won’t be scoring too many points. It can’t have anything on Apple when it comes to design aesthetics, given the usual price point of Eee PC’s. But that doesn’t mean it has to look bad. Being thinner than the existing Asus 1008P, it is sure to be quite appealing.

As is usual with Asus, they are also releasing similar netbooks with similar features with similar models numbers! With the 1018P there will be the Eee PC 1015P, which will be the updated version of the 1005P. The Eee PC 1005P is actually not all that old, so the 1015P will probably use the Aluminum skin.

The 1018P, despite being really thin, can hold a battery life of up to 10 hours. The 1015P can apparently hold up to 14 hour!


Asus Eee PC 1018P, 1016P & 1015P Models Leak, To Debut At CeBit 2010

Just before CeBit 2010 hit the tech crowd, Asus’ latest crop of Eee PC models have leaked all over the internet. These are three new models that Asus is expected to debut at the CeBit show. The leak has been courtesy of Blogee, who is the source who claims the existence of these models. The leaks is a pretty good one actually — complete with pictures of the alleged models. I only say alleged because it is not official yet and there hasn’t been another such story but this rings pretty true. So start planning if you are in the market for a netbook.


The three models are — 1018P, 1016P and 1015P. These are all Pinetrail toting models, if there ever was a doubt about that. The 1015P is apparently a refresh of the 1005P model, with the newer additions being a larger touchpad and an aluminum shell. The matte seems to remain intact. The photo shows as much.

There aren’t any photos of the 1016P but it is supposed to have a business focus. Let’s hope that does not mean a premium finish and Windows XP. That is so totally not a great thing to do. It will apparently have chiclet keys, aluminum chassis and a squared off design. No ThinkPad obviously but just might do. The 1018P is apparently only 18mm thin and is supposed to be the thinnest netbook that Asus has ever made. It is also tipped to have a USB 3.0 port and a finger print scanner. My verdict — it will charge you a lot for things you will have no use for.

The 1015P and the 1016P are both expected to have a battery life of 14 hours, without the wireless on that is. The 1018P is supposed to last 10 hours, which again is pretty decent if you ask me.