While companies often issue press releases to announce certain new devices, there are also times when it takes some time before actual sales start, and it seems that a certain entry-level mobile PC from ASUS has finally begun to sell in the US.
Advanced Micro Devices finally released mobile central processing units of its own several months ago, at least setting the stage for an actual competition with Intel on this front.
Granted, the speed at which makers of laptops adopted said platform may not have been overwhelming, but AMD-based laptops did debut.
One of them was the Eee PC 1015T, a netbook developed by ASUS and made public back in June.
This machine measures 10.31 x 7.01 x 0.93~1.43 inches (W x D x H) and is powered by the AMD V105 processor, whose clock speed is of 1.2 GHz.
Said CPU is backed up by 1 GB of RAM and the Radeon HD 4200 Integrated graphics, which have full reign over the 10-inch screen, a display that has a native resolution of 1,024 x 600.
The configuration also includes the full range of connectivity and I/O options that consumers have come to expect from a device meant to act as a traveling companion.
In order to ensure that the web can be accessed at arguably any time, ASUS implemented not just LAN, but also 802.11n WiFi, for wireless access.
There is also a 0.3 megapixel webcam, for taking pictures or using social networking services and applications like messenger.
As for communication with other devices, like externals storage units, two USB ports have been provided.
All of these components are kept operational by a 6-cell battery that can last for up to 6 hours on a single charge.
Already available for order, the newcomer can be acquired in exchange for the sum of $349.