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:
10″ wide active matrix LED backlight TFT, WSVGA 1024×600 pixels, 252K colors max
277mm x 194mm x 27.4-34mm
1.45kg with HDD (with 6-cell battery and ODD)
Li-Ion 57.72WHrs – 6 cells, 5200mAh
Intel? N280 1.66GHz Processor with 512k L2 Cache
1 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 2GB DDRII DRAM
Up to 1.8″ PATA 120GB, 4200 RPM
Built-in Bluetooth? v2.1 module
1.3 Megapixel Video Camera
Keyboard: W:254mm chiclet type