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ASUS To Release Netbook With Optical Drive

The only netbooks with optical drives thus far have come from Mouse Computer, a manufacturer who’s unfortunately something of a nonentity in the American netbook market. However Acer, maker of the Acer Aspire One and leader in the tech industry, is set on finally making a netbook that will let you watch DVDs.

DigiTimes is announcing that the new E1004DN netbook – to arrive next month at between $531 and $590 – will feature an Intel Atom N280, a 120 GB HDD, and a GN40 chipset. We don’t know about the screen size just yet but, given recent trends in netbook screen size, it’s safe to assume that it will be around 10 inches.

Personally, it seems like this is a good move from ASUS. While the price will be high, many consumers have been returning netbooks for their lack of DVD-watching capability.

Via NetworkWorld.

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