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Asus N10 “netbook” busted playing Call of Duty 4

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Posted October 1, 2008 by admin in News

We posted a short piece about Asus? new N-Series laptops yesterday, along with a short video showing the N20 Centrino 2 model. To recap, this is a low-cost range of four models (at the moment) produced by Asus? laptop division ? a totally separate division to the team that produces the Eee PC.

Today we have the base model in the N-Series ? the N10. This uses an Intel Atom N270 processor rather than a Core 2 Duo, which means it?s really a netbook rather than a laptop. However, the design is very much along the lines of Asus? other (and much more expensive) ultra-portables and like the N20, it?s rather stylish.

More impressive is its specification, particularly the graphics chip. In addition to the same so-so Intel 945 graphics found on other netbooks, the N10 also has a discrete nVidia GeForce 9300M graphics chipset ? enabled with the flick of a switch (and a reboot). The result? The N10 is the first netbook we?ve seen that?s capable of playing 3D games at reasonable resolutions and frame rates. More info and a video of the N10 in action after the cut.

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