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  (Source: Notebook Review)
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: i don't get it
By iFX on 10/31/2007 2:04:30 PM , Rating: 1
It sounds as though you don't have a response so you are just going to try to belittle me. Hah. You aren't a Democrat by any chance. You have no idea what my position is in said company, darling. Maybe YOU are just a drone and unhappy with your job, I however am not a drone, I am a decision maker in MY COMPANY - chances are if you worked for MY COMPANY I would be giving orders to you as well.

MY COMPANY writes core banking solutions, that and we process 90% of electronic transactions in the country - the financial world would crumble without us, we provide the infrastructure so you investment types can actually have something to do. So if the people at MY COMPANY want these for travel, then again, I would say BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS want them in general.


RE: i don't get it
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 10/31/2007 2:36:22 PM , Rating: 2
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I am a decision maker in MY COMPANY - chances are if you worked for MY COMPANY I would be giving orders to you as well.

The power to make a decision doesn't mean anything. Few people exercise this anyways as they want to dodge responsibility. Given the potential risk involved with bringing this in and it being a complete flop I would guess if your business smart you aren't going to make this decision either and pass it on to someone below you.

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MY COMPANY writes core banking solutions, that and we process 90% of electronic transactions in the country - the financial world would crumble without us, we provide the infrastructure so you investment types can actually have something to do.

Blah blah blah, my company is bigger than yours, we own the world, etc.... News flash, if your company didn't exist, someone else would move in and suck up your market. Get over yourself and welcome to a Free Market Economy. Your attitude also does not have mid or upper level management written on it either, I would suspect bottom level management at the most.

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So if the people at MY COMPANY want these for travel, then again, I would say BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS want them in general.

Right, and your IT department is going to make these work with your existing infrastructure. I find the prospect of that quite unlikely. Short of web based email (If the browser on this thing will even run Exchange properly) your not going to get much work done on these. If a business professional wants to travel they would be given a full functioning windows laptop that can function similar to the one in the office. While you might make the decision to purchase, your IT department is going to make the decision to not support this product citing support cost reasons and lack of interoperability.


RE: i don't get it
By iFX on 10/31/2007 4:02:36 PM , Rating: 1
Blah Blah Blah is exactly right.


RE: i don't get it
By robinthakur on 11/1/2007 10:27:56 AM , Rating: 2
"You aren't a democrat by any chance?" Ummm...I'm not even American thank you very much, I'm in the UK. Despite the current state of the US government I believe that we both still live in democracies.

Whilst you could possibly be a 'decision-maker' as you put it, and not a drone, you are still an employee which is the point I was making. I apologise on behalf of your therapist if you felt belittled by a complete stranger on the internet. By happy coincidence I did have a point, and my point is that nobody I know who works in banking or even myself would want one of these laptops as there is no 'brag-factor' and they are quite obviously a budget item. People who work in Finance (not Finance IT) get *whatever* they want. This should not be surprising in any way considering the amount of revenue we bring in and consequentially, how much we earn.


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