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New ASUS EeePC w/ faster Atom CPU at CES

first EeePC with internal optical drive, too

| CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jan 13, 2009 1:28 am

At CES ASUS showcased a new model EeePC dubbed the 1004DN which was said to feature Intel's own GN40 chipset and a yet to be officially released Atom N280 processor. As the N270 is currently selling, it's expected the N280 will be a higher clocked 45-nm variant, somewhere around the ballpark of 1.86GHz.

 

New ASUS EeePC w/ faster Atom CPU at CES

 

Another interesting feature of the 1004DN is that an optical SATA DVD writer drive can be installed which is a first for ASUS' EeePC lineup.

 

Tech Connect reports that ASUS are apparently restricting this specific model to the European market (or at least for a while following its launch) and an availability/launch date hasn't yet been disclosed.

 

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