Latest EeePC 1004DN Will Have Optical Drive

eeepc-seriesBefore you all groan when reading the words Asus, EeePC and Netbook this bit of news may be upping the netbook game.

The Asus Eee PC 1004DN is looking to be the first Eee PC netbook with an optical disc drive.

Oh yeah!

Now you’re interested.

Let’s face it.  An optical disc drive has been something that practically all Netbooks lack and now that integrated 3G is pretty much a given they have to find something else to offer.

So, soon you can be watching DVD on your netbook instead of ripping them on your main machine.

News of this DVD drive packing netbook get’s even more exciting as DigiTimes reports that the Eee PC 1004DN will ship as soon as mid-April!

Hang on.  That’s like a week away!

Under the hood there’s the Atom N280 1.66GHz processor and a 120GB hard drive.

Word on the street is that it will cost around £370 – £410.

Let’s see.

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