Asus Leads Atom N550 Netbook Pack with Eee PC 1015PEM

Paul Lilly

Hot on the heels of Intel announcing no less than 12 upcoming netbooks to be shipped built around its new dual-core Atom N550 processor, Asus appears to have beaten the competition to the punch with its Eee PC 1015PEM.

This latest Eee PC packs the aforementioned dual-core Atom part, as well as 2GB of DDR3 memory, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, Bluetooth 3.0, 250GB hard drive, 801.11g Wi-Fi, 1.3MP webcam, and according to at least one report. USB 3.0 support.

While Asus can claim the first to ship an N550-based netbook, it certainly won't be the last. Lenovo is currently taking pre-orders for its IdeaPad S10-3, while Gigabyte is serving up (also in pre-order form) a convertible tablet (T1005M) built around Intel's newest Atom chip.

Image Credit: Asus

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