The Asus Pinetrail Eee PCs have been released. They are called the 1005P and the 1005PE. Netbooknews.de have got a couple of the pictures and they look very nice indeed. Both models are similar apart from a few minor changes in both battery life and specification. They both have a 10.1 inch screen running at 1024×600 resolution, 1 GB of ram, Intel’s ATOM N450 CPU with GMA 3150 graphics. Both are supplied with either a 160 or a 250 GB hard drive and they ship with Windows 7 Starter OS and 802.11bg wifi.
The battery is said to be a 6 cell Li-Ion unit but the 1005PE is apparently going to have a 12 hour life span which is very impressive, even if its closer to a more realistic ‘real world’ 10 hours. They are already for sale over here and both are reasonably priced at £211.26 and £235.08 respectively.