Tuesday, October 16th 2007

ASUS EeePC Coming to Newegg and Best Buy First, Will Cost $199USD

Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers, or UMPCs for short, are in no way, shape, or form new to the technology world. However, for the high entry price of $1000, most people avoid them. The ASUS EeePC aims to change that. With a starting price of $199USD, ASUS may have struck gold, finding a new niche in the market that will be exclusively theirs for at least the next few months. The EeePCs hardware specifications are listed below, for the $199USD model.
  • 7" LCD display (800x480)
  • 10/100 Ethernet card, 56K modem, and WiFi access
  • 256MB of DDR2 RAM (upgradeable to 1GB)
  • 2-8GB of SSD storage
  • 4400mAh battery good for 2.8 hours of battery life
  • Linux as an operating system, though the EeePC is compatible with Windows XP
Source: DailyTech
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16 Comments on ASUS EeePC Coming to Newegg and Best Buy First, Will Cost $199USD

#1
cjoyce1980
If only they would release this in the uk :banghead: :cry:
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#2
ktr
Does any one know if this comes with a pcmcia slot?
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#3
mdm-adph
by: ktr
Does any one know if this comes with a pcmcia slot?
Probably not (they probably left it off to cut costs), but what would you need to use via pcmcia that you couldn't get a USB version of?
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#4
newtekie1
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Only a 933MHz Celeron M though...

I hope this is compatible with the ULV Core 2 Duos.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
yeah, not the best cpu, but hell, for 200 bucks, its actually pretty damn great. 16 GB of SSD storage, hoozah thats hella fast.
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Polaris573
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by: newtekie1
Only a 933MHz Celeron M though...
That is more than fast enough for this computer's purpose.
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#7
d44ve
by: newtekie1
Only a 933MHz Celeron M though...

I hope this is compatible with the ULV Core 2 Duos.
It looks like it uses the Intel 910GMLE chipset.... which is only a 400FSB and only support Celeron up to 1.5
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Ah, so they are using the older 90nm Dothan based Celeron Ms. That sucks, I was really hoping for something that supported speedstep.
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#9
effmaster
by: WarEagleAU
yeah, not the best cpu, but hell, for 200 bucks, its actually pretty damn great. 16 GB of SSD storage, hoozah thats hella fast.
It only says a maximum of 8GB of storage space:(:(:(

But yeah for the price you cant go wrong cant wait to see this in Best Buy so I can try it out:toast::toast:
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#10
effmaster
by: newtekie1
Ah, so they are using the older 90nm Dothan based Celeron Ms. That sucks, I was really hoping for something that supported speedstep.
Wouldnt it be possible to turn the Dothan CPUs into 65 nm FOR THIS umpc I mean it would bring down the costs and such:pimp::pimp:
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#11
ktr
by: mdm-adph
Probably not (they probably left it off to cut costs), but what would you need to use via pcmcia that you couldn't get a USB version of?
one thing is a sprint evdo card, other thing i have is a portable cdrom drive, which doesn't need external power source.
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#12
mdm-adph
by: ktr
one thing is a sprint evdo card, other thing i have is a portable cdrom drive, which doesn't need external power source.
Here ya go: http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/2067/40/

And CD's? That's so... 90's. :p
Dump those things onto a 4GB jump drive and off you go.
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#13
a111087
this is really great for school
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#16
bebobsa
by: ktr
nope, that is a sd card reader...
Jajajajaja I'm blind then. Thanks for the correction.
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