While we’re a big fan of Asus’ seashell design netbooks, we do hate the all over gloss than many feature, which quickly turn into fingerprint magnets, which clearly don’t look quiet as nice.
We were pleased to see the latest version of the 1005PE announced, the 100PE-PU27 which has a non gloss, soft touch lid. Asus have now taken this even further with the Asus Eee PC 1001PX, which has a non gloss carbon fiber-like finish and matte screen.
Most Eee PCs have a glossy screen, which can be hard to use outside, so the Asus 1001PX with its matte display and non gloss lid is a real winner.
It builds on the Eee PC 1001P, with the same internal specifications; the Intel Atom N450 1.66Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, 802.11b/n/g WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 160 / 250GB hard drive. Battery life is quoted at 4.5 hours on the 3-cell 23Whr battery, and 9 hours on the 6-cell 48Whr battery.
The 1001PX with its carbon fiber finish will be available in Black, White and Blue color options.
The Asus 1001PX is also very well priced at just $259 with Windows 7 Starter edition. An amazing price for a modern, great looking netbook.
Update: The Asus Eee PC 1001PX is now available from Amazon for just $259! with Windows 7.
We are also hearing that there will be a version of this netbook with built in 3G / 4G wireless broadband access called the Asus Eee PC 1001PG. Via NotebookItalia