The new Asus Eee PC 1004DN, an ultra-portable mobile internet device is the first in the Eee PC range to feature a Super-Multi optical disc drive, enabling users to read and write optical discs for data back-ups.
The device, which is expected to retail next month, is also equipped with an Express Card slot, an ergonomic keyboard and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology provides extended battery life.
The elegant design of the Eee PC 1004DN sparts a high-gloss UV LCD cover constructed from a combination of alloys. Within this delicate cover, an equally high-gloss bezel frames the 10-inch LCD display that supports 720p high definition playback for more vibrant and vivid visuals. NThe Eee PC 1004DN is also the first Eee PC to feature a Super-Multi optical disc drive (ODD) that reads and writes data to DVD or Compact Disc media while maintaining the same mobility factor. An Express Card expansion slot provides compatibility with USB 2.0 and PCI Express.
The ergonomically designed keyboard provides users with a typing surface 92% that of a conventional desktop keyboard, and also features a larger "Shift" key. The Eee PC 1004DN also features a multi-touch touchpad for intuitive and interactive control over multimedia playback, or surfing the Internet without using a mouse. A digital array microphone and a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam allows users to communicate with their family and friends, while a software suite with applications such as EzMessenger lets users synchronize data and communicate with their friends without an Internet connection. Data Sync allows users to synchronize their Eee PC 1004DN to their desktops with much ease, and Eee Splendid provides users with 4 different visual modes while conserving battery life. Last but not least, a Font Resizer lets users view their documents and browse the Internet effortlessly by allowing them to adjust the size of the fonts presented on the display.
The Eee PC 1004DN also features the ASUS Data Security System (ADSM) which allows users to log-on using their fingerprints. Not only does it recognize multiple fingerprints belonging to the same user, it also allows him or her to encrypt a single folder with the same security system. 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth connection allow for faster Internet connectivity and pairing to other Bluetooth-enabled devices respectively. Helping users enjoy more entertainment and surf the Internet is SHE, which intelligently monitors energy usage and helps extend the battery lifespan up to 5.9 hours.