The Asus Eee PC 1018P, 1015PE are two of the three new netbooks from Asus which sure did create a fuss when they were first unveiled. Ever since then many people have been keeping a keep eye on their release.
Now both the Asus Eee PC 1015PE and 1018P have been reviewed over at Engadget. While I hope to get my hands on both of these stylish netbooks very soon for my own review, we can share with you Engadget’s thoughts.
These two netbooks certainly stand out from the crowd, and are without a doubt the best looking Eee PCs we have seen to date. There is nothing cheap, or shiny plastic about them.
Both are more higherend than the average netbook, so the prices are also somewhat higher. The Asus 1018P has a great looking brushed metal lid, and is very light and slim at just 2.4 pounds and 0.7-inches thick.
The Asus 1015P is similar to the older 1005P series range, but now has a nice soft touch matte rubber finish, no more finger prints! Joanna from Engadget seemed to be very impressed with the design and build quality of both netbooks.
She found the 74Wh 6-cell battery from the 1015PE to last about 6 hours, and the 44Wh battery from the 1018P to last 5.5 hours. These results were from a video playback loop, so general usage should provide longer times.
Apparently the Asus Eee PC 1015PED version should feature the same battery as found in the 1015PE, so we should expect to see 8 hours plus from that model. Strangely both models reviewed had a glossy screen, rather than the matte finish as featured by the models previously on display at press events.
The rest of the specifications are fairly standard with 1GB of RAM, Intel GMA 3150 graphics and Intel Atom N450 / N455 or Atom N70 / N475 processors.
The Asus Eee PC 1018P is available to pre-order from Amazon.
I hope to review both of these models over the next few weeks or so, so stay tuned for my full reviews.