At a glance, the Asus Eee PC 1005PE netbook is almost impossible to tell from the Eee PC 1005HA: same 10 inch case, same Fisher-Price plastic look. Underneath though, it's rocking something netbooks have long needed: new hardware. Read on to find out if it's a gamechanger in our Asus Eee PC 1005PE review.
Since 2008, almost every single netbook has been running off Intel's low power Atom processor, with little sign of real innovation from anyone involved. It's taken the best part of two years, but Intel finally has a new netbook Atom chip to put out, Pine Trail, which is faster and more power efficient, and the Asus Eee PC 1005PE is one of the first lucky benefactors.