Asus Eee PC 1005PE gets the Pine Trail treatment

by Rafael Hernandez on December 22, 2009 · 0 comments

Asus Eee PC 1005PEIntel’s Atom processors popularized the netbook mobile computer platform but its shortcomings were starting to become glaringly obvious with the media rich websites becoming so prevalent.

The Asus Eee PC 1005PE takes the familiar netbook dimensions and piles in the new Intel Atom “Pine Trail” platform which promises even better energy efficiency and improved performance. The Tech Report has a review:

Overall, Pine Trail isn’t so much about new features as it is an exercise in consolidation. Where once there were three chips, now only two remain. The Atom platform’s physical footprint has shrunk by a factor of three, down from 2,174 mm² to 773 mm². Total platform power is lower, too. Netbook implementations of Pine Trail have a combined TDP of just 7W (5.5W for the CPU and 1.5W for the chipset), which is 40% lower than Diamondville’s TDP.

It’s not the huge performance upgrade you were hoping for but its battery life is extremely impressive.

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