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Asus Laptop Will Be $199

June 8, 2007

“It’s practically a warzone in front of Asus’ Eee PC 701 today, as everyone tries to get a closeup look of the wee machine.”

“The PM also gave us a much wider range of possible SSD options, ranging from 1GB to 32GBs, and hinted at the possibility of an optional 3G module either built-in, or provided as a dongle.

The $199 price tag seemed to be for real, but that’s probably just the starting point. A version for “English speaking countries” could hit the streets “as early as August this year”. Judging from the fact that the demo machine seem to be in perfect order, that date could be a real possibility indeed.”


Update:  From Asus’ Site:

ASUS Introduces All-New Eee PC for Complete Mobile Internet Enjoyment


Easy to Learn, Easy to Work, Easy to Play

Taipei, Taiwan, June 5, 2007 – Majority of activities conducted on the laptops today are Internet related. Whether it´s checking emails, reading news, communicating with others or simply utilizing online share spaces, Internet usage has become a big part of the daily computing operations – for both work and fun. To accommodate the increasing total Internet computing demands as well as growing number of users, both young and old, ASUS launches the revolutionary Eee PC to provide users with a new mobile Internet experience like never before.

This is a new line of PCs that focuses on providing users with the most comprehensive Internet application based on three Es: Easy to learn, work, play; Excellent Internet experience and Excellent mobile computing experience, and hence the product name of Eee PC.

Easy to Learn, Work and Play
Learn the latest technology without a technical manual! For easy hands-on, the Eee PC offers two modes of intuitive user interface design: the easy mode and the full desktop mode in order to accommodate both experienced and inexperienced PC users. The Eee PC is also Windows XP compatible.

Excellent Internet Experience
Built-in WLAN connectivity allows users to stay connected for dynamic Internet usage on the go. With the Eee PC empowers users to share photos without waiting till one gets home; connect face to face with just a few clicks; enjoy online entertainment live; stay on top of emails for high work efficiency and more!

Excellent Mobile Computing Experience
The 7” Eee PC 701 weighs at a featherlight 0.89 kg, with large flash-based storage capacity and built-in webcam for compact mobility with wireless freedom. The special solid-state disc design based on built-in flash-memory gives the Eee PC a great shock-proof advantage over traditional notebook PCs allowing extra flexibility and a worry free mobile computing experience.

EeePC 701 Specification
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


Wooden Notebook

June 7, 2007

“Asus unveiled a prototype design at Computex 2007 that features a laptop covered in a beautiful wood veneer. There are no specifications as to what kind of processing power you’ll get from this lappy, but according to the company, computers shouldn’t be all about power, but rather how they look and feel. I guess that was enough to convince the show to give the prototype the Best Product Design award.”