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Asus Eee PC

By Gary R, in , posted: 6-Jun-2007 10:33

I like it but I am not sure about the name 'Eee'. Is that triple 'e' for short? I have always liked Asus gear and this device is no exception. Great styling. It seems that there is a whole new class of mobile internet PC's coming out but I have to wonder what will make these portable PC's anymore successful than the others that have come before them. Anyone remember such classics as the HP Jornada range that ran HPC2000? I have a couple of these at home and while they are sort of useful the lack of software support did limit what you could do with them.

Anyway back to Eee. Like I said it looks really good and with a price predicted of around USD199-300.00 it will be quite popular.

I guess the Eee will be trying to compete with the Palm Foleo, the VIA so called 'NanoBook', the Intel 'Edu-Wise' and of course the MIT OLPC .

Preliminary specs:
  • 7" Display
  • CPU & Chipset: Intel mobile CPU & chipset
  • OS: Linux/ Microsoft Windows XP compatible
  • Communication: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet; 56K modem
  • WLAN: WiFi 802.11b/g
  • Graphic: Intel UMA
  • Memory: 512MB, DDR2-400
  • Storage: 4/ 8/ 16GB Flash
  • Webcam: 300K pixel video camera
  • Audio: Hi-Definition Audio CODEC; Built-in stereo speaker; Built-in microphone
  • Battery Life: 3hrs (4 cells: 5200mAh, 2S2P)
  • Dimension & Weight: 22.5 x 16.5 x 2.1~3.5cm, 0.89kg

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Comment by VanAlstine, on 6-Jun-2007 15:08

Looks cool. I want one!

Comment by chandra, on 27-Jun-2007 15:32

does eee pc can be installed with seperated application....i'm so interest with this stuff...but i have several question bout the application under linux...

does scribus work under linux in this device?

Comment by Ken, on 18-Oct-2007 15:12

I saw it and used the Eee, it is very nice unit. i can not said it is prefect. i would like to have one for travelling. Taiwan has launched the Eee PC, the price is around NZ$500 (no GST in TW I believe)

Comment by Comradehunt, on 29-Oct-2007 17:40

I have just ordered one of these that I plan to use with my mobile broadband.

Problem is, I've never seen one in person. It may be a case of once I've actually seen it I may not like it.

But I figured it was light, has good battery life, and wifi, and quick flash disk "hard drive" which are all great things, although I must admit I know little about Linux so things that are simple such as removing USB devices I have no idea about, along with things like will my printer work with it?? These simple things may lead me to regret buying one.

Does anyone know where I can download a manual in English. I would be so grateful to get one!

Comment by code, on 28-Nov-2007 04:33

I'am very interested by this product, this is the best thing that i've seen since many years, but we always waiting in France ! you are so lucky to have them

Comment by stefan, on 1-Dec-2007 14:17

Hey Comradehunt,, did you get your EEE? I have read elsewhere that mobile broadband is NOT supported & I'm looking into that. May make it a dealbreaker for my mother who needs a simple device like this...


Comment by Grant, on 4-Dec-2007 17:28

The worldwide sales of this machine show it is something more than the Windows CE based HP Jornada 820.

It can be a lot of different things to different people.

As a computer for non PC people it is an easy fast use appliance to get you sending emails, getting on the web and writing letters.

For the more advanced user it can run XP Prof with a few things cut out and provide a surprisingly good other computer.

I love my XP eee except for the colour.

Roll on black!

Comment by Matt, on 3-Jan-2008 00:28

I have one. In fact, im using it now to write this.

So far my impression of it, is thats its small. half the size of a laptop, so i can barely get my fingers to some of the keys when typing quickly... Its also preinstalled with some version of linux, That is a bit of a bother, because its slightly harder to find programs to run on it. Most of what I use is on my desktop pc, all win32 apps... no good on this. after a winXP install on it (using a usb cd-rom) i'v decided that the 4gb flash drive just doesnt suffice my needs. 20mins later, its back to factory OS.

Another thing to note, it does get quite hot quickly.

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