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Visually, there's no way of telling the Asus Eee PC 1015PN from the other 1015 versions that we have also tested. It is however much more than just another version. In contrast to the previous models, it combines its Intel Atom Dual Core N550 CPU with the new generation of 8-core ION chips, giving higher performance than the usual graphics chipsets you tend to see on this sort of machine. Mostly in white, the Asus Eee PC 1015PN won't stand out from other netbooks in terms of design. Very standard. The only advantage of this white hood is that even with its glossy coating, finger marks are almost invisible, or in any case much less visible than on the glossy black panel frame. It's coherently designed overall, relatively sober and well-finished. We like the soft feel of the wrist rest, which makes it comfortable to use and it stays cleaner than a glossy surface. It's a shame this material wasn't used for the whole computer. The 1015PN's with separated keys (14 x 13 mm) is very nice to use. Supple and relatively quiet, it offers comfortable keying. We were however less convinced by the reduced size of the Ctrl, Shift and arrow keys.
It's hard to believe, but this is the 25th Eee PC we've reviewed since the original model kicked off the netbook revolution way back at the end of 2007. Yes, 25. During that span we've seen Asus replace Linux with Windows, move to larger screens, and vastly improve its designs and bundled software. But in the age of the iPad, none of that is enough to get consumers excited about mini-notebooks. What the Eee PC 1015PN ($429) brings to the party is serious eye candy. Although it looks identical to the dual-core Atom packin' 1015PEM ($379) we recently reviewed, this is the first 10-inch netbook to feature Nvida Ion graphics. The result is one of the most capable machines yet in this class. However, two drawbacks will cause some shoppers to think twice before forking over the extra 50 bucks.The 1015PN looks identical to the 1015PEM, sporting a soft-touch, matte black finish on the lid and palm rest. It's also available in blue, red, and white. Our model picked up more fingerprint smudges than we'd like, but the overall feel is nice and sturdy. The 1015PN is also travel-friendly, weighing 2.8 pounds and measuring 10.3 x 7.1 x 0.9 to 1.4 inches.