Austrian media online shop mediamarkt.de has a listing for a new Asus 10 inch netbook, named R052C, which seems to be nothing more and nothing less than the Eee PC 1025C we already reviewed here on the site. At the time, we couldn’t tell you an exact price and date for the Euro launch of this Cedar Trail powered 10 incher, as all we had was an intuitive price for the US market.
Of course, the netbook on the Austrian website is named differently than the 1025C, but that was always the case with Asus devices in Europe, especially in Germany and Austria. We usually use the US names of mini netbooks, as most of our readership is from the US, but it’s pretty clear that this 319 euros priced netbook is the 1025C we talked about a few weeks ago.
Just to give you a reminder, the netbook comes with a Cedar Trail platform inside, namely the N2800 dual core processor, running at 1.86 GHZ. Not much better than Pine Trail in this regard, but at least the new integrated graphics will be able to offer a better HD experience. Which you might want to enjoy maybe on an external display, as the R052C keeps it medieval with a 1024 x 600 display, with essential tech details rounded up by a measly 1 GB of RAM and a 320 GB HDD.
The netbook features Asus’s new design, Flare, which means that the mini laptop will have a more slender, ultrabook mimicking figure, without being much lighter or slimmer at its thickest point. The R052C should be available in a number of different colors, including pink, blue, black, white, gray, brown, red and purple.
The netbook should be available in Italy soon enough as well, as Italy is one of the good territories for Asus, so it will be interesting to see how much the device will cost somewhere else across Europe. Also, we don’t know if the R052C will be offered with an upgradeable battery, as the stock 3 cell juice maker might put many buyers off.
That’s all we have for now, but let us know if the machine is available in your territory and we’ll update the post accordingly. If you forgot what the 1025C/RO52C is all about, check out the video review below.