Asus has just unveiled the new Eee PC 1025 Flare netbook aimed towards people who aren’t caught in the current tablet PC-frenzy. Despite the fast decline of annual global netbook sales, ASUS, being the pioneer of netbook products, still isn’t giving up. Yes, there are millions of folks lining up for the new Apple iPad 3 features but ASUS knows a cheap netbook will still attract some buyers.
Running contrary to expert predictions that the netbook computer is near dead, ASUS’s new Eee PC 1025 Flare netbook looks like a new generation of product with better hardware and new features compared to ASUS Eee PC 1015PN Netbook whose release date was only two years ago. Parts of its technical specifications indicate that it comes equipped with the new Intel Atom Cedar Trail processor running at 1.8 GHz clockspeed. This netbook also comes with ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II which features Instant On technology that gives the Eee PC 1025 Flare a 2-second resumption from Sleep Mode. This proprietary hybrid engine technology also gives this netbook an amazing 21-day standby time!
Accordingly, the Asus Eee PC 1025 Flare netbook specs also disclose a default 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive. These peripherals are upgradeable if you have more money to buy some add-ons of course. Gaming enthusiasts will also appreciate this product because it will feature a much-improved embedded graphics accelerator, the GMA 3600 IGP which is fully compatible with Direct X 10.1. This GPU also comes with a dedicated media for full 1080p movie playback.
Being a netbook, the Eee PC 1025 still comes with the standard 10.1 inch LED-backlit display which the ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU37-BK Netbook also has. It is fully compatible with Bluetooth 2.0, it’s got 3 USB 2.0 ports, WiFi b/g/n, and it has a front-facing smart camera with 4x zoom.
This netbook will come in 11 different colors which I’m sure will add more to its appeal. Individuality is still a great product seller! Official retail price is rumored to be around $299.99 but let’s hope ASUS brings it more to $250 or lower. This is still cheaper than the New MacBook Air Ultraportable Notebook so if you’re a hardened Apple fanatic and are not familiar with the New Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, then the Asus Eee PC 1025 Netbook is a very good alternative since it’s Windows-driven.