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Asus releases netbook for tweens

New Eee PC that costs over AED 1,000 is said to be ‘preteen-friendly’

The Asus 1001PQ Eee PC retails for AED 1,270 across different outlets in the region.
The Asus 1001PQ Eee PC retails for AED 1,270 across different outlets in the region.
It features a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display, Wi-Fi, and a built-in 0.3 megapixel camera.
It features a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display, Wi-Fi, and a built-in 0.3 megapixel camera.
It is available in Flame Purple or Vibrant Gold color schemes.
It is available in Flame Purple or Vibrant Gold color schemes.

Asus has released a new Eee PC netbook that is designed for children 12 years or younger, and retails for AED 1,270 across the Middle East.

"Children today get acquainted with technology at a fairly early age with a good portion of their school curriculum being computer aided," said Ericson Correa, business development manager, ASUS Middle East.

The company adds the Asus Eee PC 1001PQ's Inspirus Desktop "comes across as a simplified operating system with applications that have been designed to keep impressionable young minds away from objectionable material on the net".

Eee PC 1001PQ also comes with parental controls that specify with websites children can visit, including restricting e-mail contacts and programs they can access. The restrictions can be set to a timetable, so parents can easily keep track of their child's online activities.

Complete with an Intel Atom N450 processor, the Eee PC 1001PQ runs the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, features a 10.1" display, along with Wi-Fi and a built-in 0.3 megapixel camera.

It is available in Flame Purple or Vibrant Gold color schemes and comes with stickers for added customisation.