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The Eee PC is finally available for purchase

The ASUS Eee PC coverage has been quite fierce here on DailyTech, but the pint-sized notebook is finally available for purchase. As reported a few weeks ago on DailyTech, Newegg is today one of the first to offer the Eee PC – one day earlier than originally expected.

Newegg is only offering one model of the Eee PC:  the 4G model. The 8.9" x 6.5" x 1.4", 2-pound Eee PC comes standard with an Intel Celeron M ULV 900MHz processor, a 4GB SSD, 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 7" 800x480 display, 802.11g wireless and three USB 2.0 ports.

The Eee PC 4G also comes equipped with an Asus-optimized version of Xandros Linux. Asus will offer a version of Windows XP on the Eee PC at a later date.

Battery life for the Eee PC 4G is pegged at around 3.5 hours according to most of the reviews from around the web. The battery used in the device has four cells and is rated at 5200 mAh.

Although the reported price for authorized resellers of the Eee PC is as low as $199, Newegg has priced the notebook at the suggested retail price of $399.99. You'll also cough up $10.03 for 3-day shipping.

For those that are looking to know even more about the Eee PC, there is no shortage of coverage. Notebook Review has two reviews of the device and you'll also find coverage at TweakTown, LAPTOP Magazine and Unwired.

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RE: your choice
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 10/31/2007 11:41:06 AM , Rating: 5
Try carrying around that thing with you all day :)

The reason why I got my Samsung Q1 Ultra is that I wanted something light to carry around with me when I go to trade shows. My Q1 Ultra weighs just 1.5 pounds. How much does that 15.4" notebook weigh? 6 pounds? 6.5 pounds?

You'd be surprised how heavy my 14.1" notebook and a D-SLR got after walking around all day long. I now carry my UMPC and a Canon SD1000 and couldn't be happier.

The price to pay (for the Eee PC) is in its portability.

RE: your choice
By FITCamaro on 10/31/2007 1:16:14 PM , Rating: 5
I carried an 11 pound laptop (with power brick) + books around in college. You're just getting old. :)

RE: your choice
By The0ne on 10/31/2007 3:10:14 PM , Rating: 1
Yea. I like that fact that I can CAD on my laptop but having to carry the thing on trips gets to you after a while. I'm seriously considering a ultra portable just for business apps and leave the intensive apps at the office. This is why ultra mini's are cool :D

RE: your choice
By Samus on 10/31/2007 5:20:54 PM , Rating: 2
You could buy a two year old, lightly used IBM X41 12.1" notebook with a wonderful, full-sized-key keyboard, 1gb ram, 30gb hard drive, wifi, touchpad, trackpoint, keyboard light, 2.5lbs, DVD+ROM/CDRW drive dock, all the bells and whistles, for LESS than a EePC.

You could also land a new IBM X60 for $900, only twice as much as the EePC, but 10 times the functionality and performance.

IBM X-series are negligibly heavier and 'bulkier' than a EePC.

Until this thing is $200, it isn't practical.

By hannibal the mechanical bull on 11/6/2007 10:11:56 AM , Rating: 2
good point.

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