Yes, that’s right – another Eee PC! Yea, I know what you’re thinking. Eee PCs are being released left and right – what is so special about this one? The answer is quiet a lot. In fact, this may be the most feature-filled 10 inch Eee PCs ASUS has ever made.
The 1005PR’s basic specifications are the typical stuff with the exception of the hard drive, which is a larger 250 GB model. But where this really gets interesting is when you look at the 1005PR’s video capabilities. This model packs a 1366 x 768 resolution screen, higher than the typical 1024 x 600. The 1005PR is also among the first netbooks to use the Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator. This is a chip specifically tailored for high definition video. It won’t help with games, but it makes the 1005PR a much better device for watching movies than a standard Eee PC.
The rest of the feature set is pretty good as well. It comes with Windows 7 Starter, wireless b/g/n, Bluetooth and a .3 megapixel webcam. The battery life should be around eight hours and the weight is under three pounds. The chassis is the same one found on other 1005 Eee PC models. The pre-order price is $399.99 with free shipping.