Today we take a look at our first Intel Atom N450, or Pineview, Netbook. The ASUS Eee PC 1005PE takes the same Eee PC Seashell design that has served ASUS well over the last year and adds in the latest Intel Atom platform for even more valuable battery life. Read on as we compare the Eee PC 1005PE running Windows 7 Starter with previous netbooks.
"The ASUS Eee PC 1005PE is based on the same external design and features as our previous favored Eee PC, the 1005HA. While the external shell is nearly identical, what lies under the hood is a whole new platform from the improved power consumption of the Intel Atom N450 CPU and slightly improved graphics with the Intel GMA 3150 integrated GPU. When we began testing the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE, we quickly realized the new Pineview Intel Atom processors and platform were all about further reducing power consumption in order to continue to increase battery life. We were impressed to see the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE was able to meet the same battery life duration as the ASUS UL80Vt notebook which featured an Intel CULV SU7300 processor..."