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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: Let's play "Hype up the Price!"
By bpurkapi on 10/31/2007 2:30:57 PM , Rating: 2
Very good point, unless Best Buy figures competing with the 'egg is a losing proposition and prices similarly. The price cut will occur when there are more in stock. I've kept up on the news for this product and think that supplies are going to be limited, they will sell out and then production will ramp up later. Personally I am going to skip the first generation of the eee pc and get the next one which will feature a better proc and hopefully an unsoldered ssd hdd.


RE: Let's play "Hype up the Price!"
By Oregonian2 on 10/31/2007 2:38:47 PM , Rating: 2
Also, I've usually seen that $199 as the claimed volume OEM price. Meaning that would be the price that Uruguay (or whomever) would pay buying many thousands of them - and the units wouldn't be in retail packaging. And even then for the bottom-most stripped version. And if Uruguay wanted to resell them, they'd probably want more than that to sell you or I one.


By theapparition on 11/1/2007 9:48:40 AM , Rating: 2
Yep, that $199 pricing was for large volume OEM sales and for the rock bottom version. I speculated when the news broke that retail of the 4GB model would be $399.


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