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ASUS 1004DN Eee PC Netbook With Optical Drive Confirmed

This development has been a long time coming, and when we reported it a few days back we could hardly believe our ears – a mainstream netbook manufacturer has finally brought optical drives to the mix in an affordable way. Now you don’t need to default to a Japanese import for your optical drive netbook.

The new Eee PC 1004DN is a 10-inch netbook that is expected to cost between $531 and $590 when it hits the market in the near future. It has an Express Card slot, Wi-Fi, and of all things a DVD burner. The keyboard on the new netbook seems to be the same as the Eee PC 1000HE.

We’ve got the specs here for you, lifted straight from the pages of CNet:

Display

10″ wide active matrix LED backlight TFT, WSVGA 1024×600 pixels, 252K colors max

Dimensions

277mm x 194mm x 27.4-34mm

Weight

1.45kg with HDD (with 6-cell battery and ODD)

Battery

Li-Ion 57.72WHrs – 6 cells, 5200mAh

Processor

Intel? N280 1.66GHz Processor with 512k L2 Cache
FSB 667MHz 2.5W TBP thermal

Chipset

Intel GN40
ICH9Mb (Integrated GMA 4500M graphics core)

Main Memory

1 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 2GB DDRII DRAM

Storage

Up to 1.8″ PATA 120GB, 4200 RPM

Communications

Built-in Bluetooth? v2.1 module
802.11n
Support Antenna x 2

Camera

1.3 Megapixel Video Camera

Microphone

Array Mic

Keyboard

Keyboard: W:254mm chiclet type

Audio

Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
Built-in high quality stereo speakers

Via CNet.

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