Cedar Trail CPUs have now become a rage among Netbook Manufacturers as more and more such companies are launching their computing devices with its processing powers. Apart from HP, Toshiba and Lenovo, now it is Asus that is using Intel’s Cedar Trail Platform for its Asus Eee PC X101CH.
The Asus PC X101CH is a smart looking Netbook from the Company and most importantly, it is cheap too. The Netbook has the following interesting specification details.
Features of Asus Eee PC X101CH
Look & Feel
The Eee PC X101CH from Asus is small and light with a 10.1 inch display. The slim Netbook comes in a variety of colors such as blue black, white and a shade of red. The device has an external body that is made from sturdy and durable looking plastic material with matte finish and has a matte bezel too. The Eee PC X101CH has a fan-less design (it also means no noise), all thanks to the Intel’s Cedar Trail processor.
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The Cedar Trail processor does not generate too much heat and therefore overheating of the system is not a big issue. However, since the Netbook is cheap it does not have some regular features seen mostly in other laptops. The keyboard of the Eee PC X101CH is small and so are all the keys. Inspite of these small keys, the Netbook offers decent typing experience to the users. Apart from the small keyboard, the touchpad of the device is also less than the average size and is covered in matte plastic as found on the Netbook’s case.
The Asus Eee PC X101CH has a starting weight of approximately 2.2 pounds and has the following external measurements – 10.3 inch width, 7.1 inch depth and 0.86 inch thickness. In short, the Eee PC X101CH is light weight and offers a very slim profile.
The Eee PC X101CH sports a 10.1 inch matte display with a native resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
The Netbook uses Intel’s dual core Atom N2600 Processor under its hood with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, 1 MB Level 2 Cache and support for hyper threading.
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The N2600 is built using the 32 nm process rather than the 45 nm process used for the earlier version. The N2600 also offers enhanced graphics performance that makes watching 1080p HD Videos, a pleasant experience.
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The Atom N2600 Processor supports 2 GB of memory. However, the Eee PC X101CH offers only 1 GB of RAM and also does not support any SODIMM slots or even access panels for memory expansion. Storage is 320 GB HDD.
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Features include – 2 x USB 2.0, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 0.3 MP web camera, a single speaker, 3 GB of free web storage space, VGA port, SDHC card slot, HDMI port, Ethernet jack, Combo headphone and mic jack, power of Asus Super Hybrid Engine II (SHEII) for optimized performance, support for Blue-ray 2.0 via external DVD reader/player, cloud computing using [email protected] store and finally, Asus Instant On feature.
The Asus Eee PC X101CH is powered by a 3 cell 23 Whr removable battery that offers approximately five hours of battery life.
For all the above features and good looks, Asus will charge $270 for the Cedar Trail based Asus Eee PC X101CH.