Tuesday, October 16th 2007
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