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

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  1. zekrahminator

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    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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    If only they would release this in the uk :banghead: :cry:
     
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    Does any one know if this comes with a pcmcia slot?
     
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    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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    Only a 933MHz Celeron M though...

    I hope this is compatible with the ULV Core 2 Duos.
     
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    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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    That is more than fast enough for this computer's purpose.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    this is really great for school
     
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    Jajajajaja I'm blind then. Thanks for the correction.
     
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