While ASUS has been very successful with their Eee PC Transformer in the tablet segment, they certainly have not forgotten about the netbook / ultraportable segment. Digitimes reported that the company will be launching Cedar Trail netbooks on September, and is targeting six million units of sales.
There will be 2 models of Cedar Trail netbooks that ASUS will be launching — the Eee PC 1025CE and 1025C. Both models come with a 10.1-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, a Cedar Trail Atom processor (N2600 or N2800), up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 500GB HDD, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, Windows 7 Starter, and a choice of 3-cell or 6-cell batteries.
So what’s the difference between the Eee PC 1025CE and the 1025C? The 1025CE is the higher end model with a metal finish, a better webcam with 4x zoom, a USB 3.0 port, and a sleep-and-charge USB 2.0 port. The 1025C doesn’t have those features and is built from plastic instead of metal. The starting price of the Eee PC 1025C and 1025CE will be $249 and $279 respectively.
Below are the hands-on video for both netbooks by Nicole from Netbooknews.com at Computex 2011: