p2pnet news | Products:- With the One Laptop Per Child as a kind of precursor, portables are getting cheaper almost by the hour and as that happens, decent computers are becoming affordable, bringing them within reach of almost everyone, with all that implies.
Enter the Asus Eee PC 900 which, says NotebookReview, slated to hit US store shelves on May 12.
It comes in Linux and Windows XP —- not Vistula, note —- versions, says the story, going on:
“The Eee PC 900 has already been released in both Europe and Asia, the U.S. is left as the second fiddle in this release party.”
Basic specs are:
- Display: 8.9″ 1024 x 600
- Color: Pearl White, Black
- CPU: Intel Mobile CPU
- Chipset: Intel Mobile Chipset
- Memory: DDR II 1GB
- Graphics: Intel UMA
- Linux sku:20GB (4GB on board + 16GB flash module)
- XP sku:12GB (4GB on board + 8GB flash module)
- Web Cam: 1.3 M
- Dimension: 8.86″(W) x 6.69″(D) x .79″mm~1.33″(H)
- Weight (kg): 2.18 lbs
The Eee PC 900, “bumps up against the price of a budget 15.4″ screen notebook,” but it’s, “still far lower in price than other ultraportables out there, which typically start at around $1,000,” says the story, adding:
“Of course, some sacrifices are made such as with the build quality and keyboard quality to get the price down, but reviews so far from Europe and Asia indicate the Eee PC 900 is worth a look and should be equally as popular as its smaller brother, the 7-inch screen Eee PC 701.”
NotebookReview – Asus Sets Eee PC 900 U.S. Launch for May 12th, April 19, 2008
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