Today ASUS announced that new notebooks and netbooks from ASUS will come with Amazon’s Kindle for PC software preinstalled. The software, which is available as a free download, will be a pre-installed along with other standard software.
The Amazon Kindle software allows users to read ebooks from the Kindle store on their notebook and, when on the go, continue reading on a Kindle or device with Kindle software. Users will have access to over 540,000 books with including most NY Times bestsellers for $9.99.
Kindle for PC is available today and comes preinstalled on the following ASUS Eee PC Netbooks with battery life up to 11 hours:
And on the following ASUS ultra thin and light UL Series notebooks featuring over 11 hours of battery life:
As Amazon ramps up for a fight with Apple’s iBooks bookstore we might see Amazon teaming up with more manufacturers to include Kindle for PC on their notebooks and netbooks.