ASUS Eee PC 1018P: Aluminum-clad N470 netbook gets a hands-on

Sascha Pallenberg of Netbook News managed to get his hands on the aluminum ASUS Eee PC 1018P while at the CeBIT conference and called it “by far the most solid Eee PC I’ve ever, ever, ever had in my hands and the best keyboard I ever had on an Eee PC.”

He goes on to say that both the silver and black versions “are going to be the next best sellers on the netbook market, especially with the 3G version and some nine hours of battery life.” I’d say that the 1024×600 screen resolution is going to hold these back something awful.

Specs include Intel’s new Atom N470 CPU at 1.83GHz, 2GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, and Windows 7 (Pallenberg says Windows 7 Home Basic, but his post says Home Premium). No details on pricing or availability quite yet.

Again, if you want my opinion (and nobody does), these 1024×600 screens have got to go. I’d either step up to an 11.6-inch netbook or find one with a higher-res 10-inch screen.

Video: ASUS Eee PC 1018P – Aluminum netbook in Hands On [Netbook News]