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ASUS Eee PC with Windows XP Now Available on Best Buy

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ASUS' Windows XP preinstalled Eee PC has now become available on Best Buy, two days before the previous April 9th shipping date. Dubbed EEEPC4G-BK010X, and coming with two color options - Black or White (available only online), the Windows XP Eee PC have a price tag of $399.99, identical to that of the Linux Eee 4G version. Specs of EEEPC4G-BK010X are as follows: Intel Celeron M processor 900MHz, 512MB DDR2, 7" WVGA TFT-LCD widescreen display (800x480 resolution), Intel UMA graphics with up to 64MB shared video memory, 4GB SSD, built-in Web cam and microphone, and Windows XP Home Edition preinstalled.

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I can't wait until they use Intel Atom processors. :eek:
 

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I'm with you there! I bought the basic version, loved it, let my ma borrow it, now I'll never see it again! I'm waiting for the next gen version to come out. These are handy little notebooks.:)
 

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so nothing new :)

soon will come with vista :)
 
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Very nice indeed ive been wanting one of these for quite awhile i really think there pretty cool and with xp even better.
 

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so nothing new :)

soon will come with vista :)
doubt it, I think the HD space it would require would rule that out, if they did then it would not be a solid state, and that kinda ruins the purpose for it!
 

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Dumb question from me maybe but if windows gets corrupted how will you reinstall or do a repair? I know it doesn't have a optical drive but do you get a copy of windows with the purchase other than the one preinstalled? I'm a little confused.
 

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Dumb question from me maybe but if windows gets corrupted how will you reinstall or do a repair? I know it doesn't have a optical drive but do you get a copy of windows with the purchase other than the one preinstalled? I'm a little confused.
thats actually a good question, I would prob say just hook up an external optical drive.
 

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hmm, maybe an Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive - they are going cheap just now ;)
 
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I'll be seeing soon how it works. My parents decided that they are going to give my oldest niece one. she's 11 now, and they want to see about uping her a grade...
 

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Im just miffed that for $100.00 more you can get a Dell Inspirion with a T2370 cpu and more ram and a hdd. 4gb isnt meant for much.
 
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Yeah, I can see where your getting at. But for little kids, that just need something for school and so forth, its a start.. Thats the way I look at it. Cheap thing that parents won't be mad at if they break.
 

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Theses things are great, you can upgrade the sigle memory slot to a 2gb stick on all of the Eees besides the 2g I read that version or ones with sodered dims cant have a ram upgrade!

I like now small theses are, very good for people who walk/bus to school and work.
 

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asb2106

vista hdd spare require is relative :) (google on vlite) :)
the space can be added with usb stick or SDHC cards and some models can have a SSD :) (but the speed of the actual SSD on the market don't have more that 10-15% that one usb stick (like adata PD7)

Chewy

the ram modules are not sticked on the main board

early models have an independent SSD, now the 701 models have SSD 2-4GB on-bord (implemented on the mainboard)


actually the 701 series have a limit of 2 GB ram, this is from the cpu architecture and from the mainboard. also is a 32bit machine, so bye bye vista/xp on 64bit :)