Asus has posted a product page for its Eee PC 1001PQ, a colorful new netbook aimed at pre-adolescents or the young-at-heart -- and they're not kidding. The machine is made in two different designs, one is purple with flames while the other is yellow with racing stripes, both of which apparently come with stickers to customize the shell.
Despite its playful exterior, the core specs resemble that of any other netbook. Under the 10.1-inch hood you'll find an Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB to 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB or 250GB of storage, a 0.3-mega pixel webcam, a multi-touch trackpad, Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wireless, optional Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, VGA-out, two USB 2.0 ports, and an MMC/SD reader.
The 1001PQ weighs 1.1kg/2.42lbs with a three-cell battery and 1.27kg/2.79lbs with six cells, which offer between five and nine hours of usage. It ships with an "Inspirus Desktop" interface that Asus says will keep tikes entertained for "hours on end," a well as a kid-friendly browser and parental controls. We haven't spotted any details on pricing or availability.