Asus Launches Dual-Core Eee PC 1015PEM Netbook
Likely serving as a blueprint for all future dual-core netbook releases, the Eee PC 1015PEM ships with a 10.1-inch LED backlit screen, up to 2GB of DDR3 memory, 160GB/250GB/320GB hard drive (Asus also tosses in 500GB of its cloud-based Eee Storage), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 0.3MP webcam, HD audio, three dedicated USB 2.0 ports (USB 3.0 optional), VGA port, headphone/mic inputs, media card reader, and a 6-cell battery.
Regarding that last bit, Asus claims you'll be able to squeeze out up to 13 hours of battery life with its Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology, which" adapts and adjusts power settings to give you the CPU performance you need."
Asus says you'll be able to purchase the Eee PC 1015PEM today through online shopping portals like Amazon.com and J&R. As of this writing, neither vendor shows the netbook listed. Color options include black, blue, red, and white.