The Microsoft Windows version allows more experienced users to seamlessly utilize the Eee PC through the familiar Windows interface, and incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging; and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on the user´s desktop. Complementing this is Microsoft Works, which equips the user with numerous office applications to work efficiently.
I see Dick Smith now have them on their online store for back order (no stock available) with a price tag of $749 NZ for the XP version. So they can't be far away
Quote DSE website:
ASUS Eee PC 900 Linux (White)
Intel Celeron Processor, 1GB RAM, 20GB Flash Drive, 8.9" Display, FingerGlide Touchpad, Wifi, 1.3MP Webcamera, Wireless Networking, Card reader, Linux and a 1 year Local Warranty
ASUS Eee PC 900 XP version
Intel Celeron Processor, 1GB RAM, 12GB Flash Drive, 8.9" Display, FingerGlide Touchpad, Wifi, 1.3MP Webcamera, Wireless Networking, Card reader, Windows XP and a 1 year Local Warranty
ASUS site says the HD are:DSE have an error on there site.
12GB (4GB built-in + 8GB flash) SSD (Microsoft Windows OS Version)
20GB (4GB built-in +16GB flash) SSD (Linux OS Version)
One NZ distributor of the Eees have close to 2000x 701's in stock...
No idea on price drop however....
heavenly_wild: Cool, can't wait!
Can anyone tell me why XP version has a smaller hard drive? Why not the same?
Also, what is video playback like on these types machines (e.g. 701 series since the 900 isn't out yet)?
screemir: Some conspiracy theory about Microsoft trying to drive out linux pre-installed on new systems!!