Thursday, July 12th 2007

ASUS Presents New Affordable EEE PC

Asus announced it almost a month ago at Computex Taipei. Today we get to see the specs along with a Full Review.


Specs Sheet
Display: 7"
Processor: Intel mobile CPU (Intel 910 chipset, 900MHz Dothan Pentium M)
Memory: 512MB RAM
OS: Linux (Asus customized flavor)
Storage: 8GB or 16GB flash hard drive
Webcam: 300K pixel video camera
Battery life: 3 hours using 4-cell battery
Weight: 2lbs
Dimensions: 8.9 in x 6.5 in x 0.82 in - 1.37 in (width x depth x thickness)
Ports: 3 USB ports, 1 VGA out, SD card reader, modem, Ethernet, headphone out, microphone inSource: NoteBook Reviews
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11 Comments on ASUS Presents New Affordable EEE PC

#1
Atech
by: HellasVagabond

OS: Linux (Asus customized flavor)
Translation: Ubuntu with "Ubuntu" replaced by "Asus"
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#2
mullered07
:wtf: how affordable, how you can you start with affordable without a price ?
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#3
Atech
by: mullered07
:wtf: how affordable, how you can you start with affordable without a price ?
It's viral marketing, it's not supposed to stand up to reason :rolleyes:
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Sovereign
by: mullered07
:wtf: how affordable, how you can you start with affordable without a price ?
Price and Availability

Asus had initially said that the EEE PC would start at $199, but they're thinking now is more like $250 for the 8GB flash drive version and somewhat more for a 16GB version. They're still looking at late August for availability of the device, and it should be offered world-wide. I hope Asus can do a good job in making this device widely available, it's really quite compelling for the price and it will be interesting to see what type of people look to buy this.
Probably an estimated $250 for the base model and up from there.

Also, heres pics for those who didn't see the related link or are to lazy to click on it! :D



And a more detailed view of specific features :

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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
for 250 bucks, that isnt bad specs there. and its even got built in wireless!
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yogurt_21
by: WarEagleAU
for 250 bucks, that isnt bad specs there. and its even got built in wireless!
dunno just picked up an old gateway laptop off of fleabay for 290$ and it was an intel centrino 1.6GHZ with 512MBram, 40gb hard drive, XP Pro, 15.4" screen and the battery still works great.

guess it all depends on the targeted country, but I'd say an older laptop can still work just as great (if not better).
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#8
bigboi86
I would so buy one of those!
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#9
mdm-adph
by: yogurt_21
dunno just picked up an old gateway laptop off of fleabay for 290$ and it was an intel centrino 1.6GHZ with 512MBram, 40gb hard drive, XP Pro, 15.4" screen and the battery still works great.

guess it all depends on the targeted country, but I'd say an older laptop can still work just as great (if not better).
Aye, good deal, but does that old Gateway weight only 2 lbs? ;) That's the attraction with this Asus model.
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#10
demonbrawn
Yeahhhhh.... do they have upgradeable flash drives? Hah, I would fill up a 16GB without even getting on the internet, yet.
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Wayward
by: demonbrawn
Yeahhhhh.... do they have upgradeable flash drives? Hah, I would fill up a 16GB without even getting on the internet, yet.
That's one of the best parts. It has a SD card slot, which you can use to really boost the storage space. Also, the USB 2.0 ports mean you can easily add an external HDD.
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