Aluminum-clad Asus Eee PC 1218 surfaces online

By on April 29, 2010, 5:08 PM
An unannounced Asus netbook has won a 2010 reddot design award, and as such, pictures have surfaced online. The Eee PC 1218 hasn't been publicly detailed, and very little information is available, but we like what we see. The brief snippet at says the system packs an optimal balance of usability and portability.

It mentions a "unique internal layout," which allows for a full array of ports to be positioned at the rear of the device, making it "easy to carry and visually uncluttered." Visible I/O includes VGA and HDMI-out, three USB ports, as well as Ethernet, headphone, microphone jacks -- nothing out of the ordinary.

The exterior housing is made with all silver or black-painted aluminum, and it has a webcam with a sliding cover to ensure privacy -- possibly useful for kids at the Lower Merion high school. There's no word on pricing or availability, but we're hoping for more information when Computex kicks off in June.

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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Geez...look how thin that thing is. It looks almost too thin to host a HDMI port.

Guest said:

I'm waiting to buy the first netbook with a Pixel Qi screen. I want lcd for reading and an e-ink type screen for reading. Nirvana! (The Ipad LCD screen isn't a good screen for prolonged reading (and writing)).

Guest said:

hope it has a anti-glare screen and with nvidia optimus!!

then it seems like a screeming buy for netbook needs.

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