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

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

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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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