ASUS Eee PC 1005PR netbook gets a Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator

Asus Eee 1005PR Netbook does HD

It’s remarkable to see how far Asus has come in terms of hardware manufacturing. There was a time when Intel would supply its latest processors to larger and better reputed companies such as IBM, all the while Asus played second fiddle to the larger companies, but that was the 90’s. Now in 2010 Asus’s new Eee 1005PR Netbook is truly a winged horse of ancient Greek mythology.

The Asus Eee 1005PR Netbook packs quite a punch with its Broadcom Crystal HD accelerator chip, this means HD playback for video streams is a go. You won’t have to worry about jittering freezing pictures, just a smooth cinematic experience.

One of the biggest challenges for Netbook manufacturers by far is acquiring a low cost and low power chip for quality HD streaming video playback.  Broadcom HD Crystal Technology is only being offered to a select few Netbook manufacturers who come under the category of OEMs, ok, that might be more than a few.  But atleast now you can view HD videos from youtube during a boring class or  a dry, mundane office presentation. With an 11 hour battery pack (estimated of course) you can be using this Netbook while on the move without worrying about recharging the battery so often.

The ASUS Eee PC 1005PR comes with a 10.1 inch LED backlit WXGA screen (1366×768) display, 250 GB HDD (+500GB ASUS WebStorage), Bluetooth, and that oh so sexy ASUS Super Hybrid Engine which gives you that increased battery performance. To top all its features off,you have a range of color choices – white, black, blue and even pretty pink.  Expect it in the coming months for $400.

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4 Comments

  1. lowspeed says:

    So when is this coming out ?

    I’m waiting … but would be nice to have a time frame !

  2. Brian says:

    Wait for the PR. The higher resolution screen is well worth it. There is no other netbook with the the higher screen resolution and the projected battery life of the PR. I have a 1000HE that I’ll hold on to until this becomes available.

  3. Eimaan says:

    Hey I’m looking into buying a netbook so i was wondering if i should buy one of the similar already available Asus netbook (1005PE) or wait for this one to come out. What do you think?

    • admin says:

      @Eimaan: You can always wait for new products, they will never stop coming. If its something you need now then you should get what you can at the moment. If not, wait it out for as long as you can.

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