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News Asus introduces new Eee PCs at CeBIT

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 7 Mar 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. freedom810

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    Looks alot better than the original, but for me as a gamer. Its horribly far off from me buying it. Dell laptops all the way :p
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    How about battery life? My work dell laptop, while considerably bulkier than the EEE, is rated to give me more than six hours on a charge. I'd really love to be able to write a bit of code from the road and an ultraportable would be great for that, but if it only gets 2-3hrs, that's not really going to let me justify the purchase.
     
  4. steveo_mcg

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    I think i'll wait for the windows version to come out that should knock £50 of the linux ones especially if supply picks up.
     
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    It's 4 Cell and not using an especially ultra low voltage CPU which will cost more - it's 2-3 hours. Until the Atom version arrives, this won't change because you're talking ~8/10W + more for the chipset down to 4W + specialist chipset and design.


    I've updated the article with more pictures of it from the show floor - they are clickable for larger image too. I have to say, the XP version was really very good but it's interesting to see what will happen when MS stops selling XP - who needs who more - Asus or Microsoft? Both are big companies and if Asus can sell its Eee without Microsoft, who leaned on who?
     
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    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    this new model is probably whats going to be competing against HP Compaq 2133 and if priced right could be a winning factor as the HP version is expected to be around $699us but the res on it for a 8.9" screen is much nicer at 1366x766
     
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    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i would change that CPU if i were you ASUS.....
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    so will an Intel Atom CPU EEE book be out any time soon?

    i personally don't mind a sub £200 laptop with an ARM processor, with Linux in it. is there such thing?
     
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    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Arse. And I ordered a 4G today.
     
  10. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Good. I will be snapping one of these up as soon as it is on the market and I have the money. Linux all the way though - there is no need to have Windows on it, and it just add unnecessary cost and bloat.

    On one hand I can't believe that M$ would lean on an OEM to make them sell their old OS, but them again it would be a bit odd if it happened the other may round.
     
  11. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I had a 704 model and returned it the next day. The bigger screen is a nice step forward but at ~$450 it's still too much of a compromise between a similarly priced laptop (which is bigger but also more powerful & has much more built in (DVD)) and a pocket PC (I bought an N800). It's a really nice idea but to me it needs to be one or the other.
     
  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    See Joe - this is what happens when you step outside the games bubble and into the world of technology.
     
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    Can anybody spot the speakers on the new 9" model? They were so (painfully) obvious on the older models...
     
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    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    You're right! Perhaps they are hidden. I wonder if this version will have as much internal free space for modding
     
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    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    after doing a little google curency exchange rate, the new EEE seems to be priced between $550 and $600USD at that price its not a product for me, I'm going to cash my paycheck and put in an order for an EEE with the 7" screen for $299. If I wanted to pay more than $499 for a laptop I'd wait for Staples to do their special on Acer laptops again....

    For my use I need a mobile PC that has wifi and ethernet for my wifi diagnosis and setup.
     
  18. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I believe it has those but I agree about the price. I'd only start looking at these seriously again when the price hits $250 or less.
     
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    From what I've read elsewhere, only the 2G & 4G versions have the SSD on the mobo. 8G & above will be using SSDs which fit an onboard miniPCIe socket.
     
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    I'd love to get a hold of one of these, but I'm gonna wait to see what they have in store for the future. hoping they up the storage and work out the power a little better, cause 2-3 just won't cut it for someone like myself. Would be great even as a little web and small work system for future college use.
     
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