There’s not much you can do with the current line of netbooks nowadays. Most of the time, it’s just some sort of re-design and that’s what they did with the Asus Eee PC 1018P.
At first sight, the netbook seems like just any other unit it the Eee PC Seashell line with a little touch of a texture on the lid cover. It looks thinner though compared to the previous Seashell series.
The specs of the netbook takes the usual line-up with a few improvements here and there, including Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0 ports.
Asus Eee PC 1018P specs:
10.1-inch display @ 1024×600 pixels
Intel Atom N455 @ 1.66 GHz, with HyperThreading
Intel GMA 3150 graphics
1GB DDR3 RAM (2GB max)
3 x USB 2.0
3-in-1 card reader
Windows 7 Starter
The general look of the 1018P is much better, especially with that aluminum finish around the keyboard area. The chiclet-type keys are becoming a standard as well and this white model is looks really good.
Asus reps tell me they have no release date for this unit yet so we don’t have any final figure of retail price. I reckon it would land in the same price range as the regular units (~Php21k – Php23k).