On of the more obvious differentiation between a netbook and a regular notebook or laptop is that the latter has one while netbooks don’t. Asus is changing that definition by introducing the Eee PC 1004DN.
The specs include:
Asus EeePC 1004DN
Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz
GN40 with Integrated GMA 4500M graphics
10 inch screen, 1024 x 600 pixels
1GB (up to 2GB)
802.11b/g/n WiFi, bluetooth 2.1
The 6 cell (5200mAh up to 5.9 hours) battery and the optical disk drive added more weight to the Eee PC which brings it to 1.45kg or 3.2lbs.
Why a built-in DVD drive? I personally don’t know — I guess, just to expand options and get more sales. I think the external ODD is a much better option since you can just leave it at home if you won’t use it. External ODDs now are pretty cheap too (as low as Php2,500).