Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ASUS Quietly Launches New Ubuntu 12.04 Netbook

A new ASUS eePC netbook has crept its way into the wild, and a little under the radar. This little netbook is going to be powered by Ubuntu.

This isn't all -- it is one of only a handful of devices on the market to use the third generation of Intel’s Atom Processor, codenamed ‘Cedar Trail’.

The 32nm Cedar Trail chip has reduced power consumption, faster memory speeds, and integrated HD decoding (my guess is that it has better Intel graphics).

Below is the specs. This is an in iframe. Update: I had to remove the iframe because the ASUS page made my page page redirect to theirs. This is odd. Click here to see the full, detailed specs.

  • 11.6″ screen at 1366 x 768 resolution.
  • 1.6Ghz Intel Atom N2600 or 1.86Ghz Intel Atom N2800
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 320GB or 500GB HDD
  • 0.3MP Web cam
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
  • USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports
  • VGA and HDMI ports
  • Audio jack
  • 3 & 6 cell batteries giving up to 9 hours of life
  • Ubuntu 12.04

ASUS has offered other Ubuntu PCs/Netbooks before. This is another of their netbook offerings.

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