ASUS Sets U.S. Price Points for Eee PC 701 2G/4G Models
October 29, 2007 11:54 AM
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ASUS Eee PC 701 4G
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ASUS' original "$199 laptop" debuts at nearly $300 on Nov 1
One of the more anticipated pieces of technology to hit the market, the ASUS Eee PC, has been the subject of many articles on
and other news sites. With
reviews and first impressions
trickling in from various sites, the price point has finally appeared -- and it's a far cry from the initial hopes.
has managed to snag a slide from a presentation
showing the U.S. price points for the Eee 2G Surf, 4G Surf, and 4G models. None of them are the original, much-touted $199; in fact, the price for the model originally flaunted by ASUS is no less than double that at $399.
In addition, the $399 unit will be the only one available for launch on this coming Thursday. The 8G model was not listed on the presentation, but judging by the existing prices, it would not be a surprise to see it debut at $499.
While many will clamor that the Eee is an ultra-portable machine and as such can't be compared to the latest budget 15.4" notebook from Dell, Gateway or HP, the average consumer may now see little reason to save only $100 by purchasing the Eee over a laptop with "far more power."
ASUS has already announced plans to debut a second-generation Eee in April 2008 sporting a
-based CPU and possibly fanless cooling. Hopefully the price can be reduced or the Eee may become yet another footnote in annals of computing history.
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RE: $399 with XP would be acceptable...
10/30/2007 3:54:37 PM
With a USB port (dear lord, it does have USB right?) you could plug in an external 2.5" USB drive for data storage, etc. When you need the data on it plug it in, when you don't - leave it in your briefcase or carry-on.
"We basically took a look at this situation and said, this is bullshit." -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng's take on patent troll Soverain
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