ASUS 1015PEM: 10-inch Dual Core Netbook

The 1015PEM from ASUS is the company’s first dual core netbook. Powered by Intel’s dual core Atom N550 CPU running at 1.5GHz the 1015PEM should be fast enough to seriously blur the already blurry line between netbook and ultraportable notebook. Other specs include: up to 350GB hard drive, 1GB RAM, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi BGN, Windows 7 Starter Edition 32-bit. The battery is claimed to last 13 hours. The 10.1-inch LCD sports a 1024×600 pixel format and interesting features a non-glossy matte finish. All of this in red, blue, pink, black, white for a starting price of US$349. Well it turns out Amazon is selling these for $399.