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Field Scientist/Environmentalist  With NVidia Ion Graphics technology, a dual core Intel Atom processor, and 13.5 hours of battery power, the engineer, animator, or medical scientist will have plenty of time to chart and graph data then view it in HD using the Asus Eee PC 1015PE. Plus, with the upgraded USB 3.0 jacks, connecting to peripheral devices and downloading loads of data is much faster. Also, don't forget that this Asus is manufactured with reduced levels of hazardous materials and adjusts the power level based on applications running, so it is great for the eco-conscious. (Priced from $320 and up on Amazon.com)

Field Scientist/Environmentalist With NVidia Ion Graphics technology, a dual core Intel Atom processor, and…