ASUS Eee PC Now Officially Available With Windows XP
March 6, 2008 11:08 AM
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The ASUS Eee PC, now officially available running XP
(Source: ASUS Eee Microsite)
ASUS officially launches the Microsoft-equipped flavor of its popular ultra-portable
While enthusiasts have been loading Windows XP onto ASUS' ultra-portable Eee PC
of their own regard since its launch
, those who wanted to avoid the worry of customizing the Microsoft OS -- or just wanted the familiar "Windows Key" instead of the "Home Key" were left waiting for the official launch.
ASUS announced late on Wednesday
the release of the Eee with a pre-loaded Windows XP operating system. Keeping the focus on the original philosophy of "Easy to learn, work, and play" the Eee-XP comes preloaded with a number of Windows Live products, such as Mail, Messenger, Photo Gallery, and "Family Safety" -- a parental-controls suite. The entry-level Microsoft Works suite will also be provided, but ASUS has specified that it will not be available in certain regions, likely due to localization restrictions on the software.
Given the issues about the lifespan of the internal SSD raised in an
, there is some concern with regards to any new wear-leveling that may be put in place to extend the drive life. Most devices with solid-state storage have used operating systems designed to minimize repeated write-erase cycles, such as Linux or an embedded version of Windows, rather than a full consumer OS.
Having recently announced their
second-generation Eee PC 900
, ASUS is working to fend off attempts on the budget-ultraportable market from
HP's upcoming 2133 sub-notebook
, and the recently-unveiled
Pricing for the Eee-XP has not been announced at the time of this article, but previous predictions estimated that an additional markup of $30-$60 USD would be required over the Linux-equipped models.
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3/6/2008 4:48:32 PM
"no optical media included, please burn these restore discs."
This makes me so upset, they always want you to use their included software to make backup discs when all they had to do was include the original OS disc.
Also they have found that using up to 8GB of HDD space for a backup is useful...NOT! I wish they would stop wasting my freaking space and just include the original OS disc for heavens sake.
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