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ASUS Eee PC on Newegg

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    ASUS’ miniature notebook, the Eee PC, has now been officially launched and is available on Newegg.com - a day before the originally expected release date. The 4G model on Newegg has dimensions of 8.9” x 6.5” x 1.4” and weighs just two pounds, featuring an Intel Celeron M ULV 900MHz processor, a 4GB solid state hard drive, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 802.11g wireless networking, three USB ports and a 7” 800x480 screen. The OS shipped with the Eee PC is a modified version of Xandros Linux, optimised by ASUS, with a battery that is expected to last about 3.5 hours between charges. Although it was rumoured the Eee PC could go on sale for as little as $199, Newegg has the notebook listed at $399, available here, plus $10.03 for shipping.

    Source: DailyTech
     
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    While I think the price is horrible, I do think it's cool that this is probably the first Linux-powered laptop that people actually have a reason to order (once the price drops a bit!).
     
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    I could buy a dell laptop that's a lot better than that for 499......
     
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    The 701 is $456.75 in the UK, Still the cheapest laptop I can get my hands on. Am going to get one :D
     
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    Wow, we Brits are only getting ripped off by $57... that's about $13 less that the US price once you allow for VAT (VAT at 17.5% on a $400 item is $70)!!! Admittedly I don't know how much tax is on the US model, so we might still be paying more to ASUS.
     
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    Wow...I like how small it is...that'd be great for like school.
     

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