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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: your choice
By theapparition on 11/1/2007 9:38:52 AM , Rating: 2
This is exactly what I said when this was first announced at $199.

I thought it was great, but that you wouldn't be able to buy it for that, it would retail closer to $399. And at $399, it was not a good value where you can get something far more powerful and flexible for a negligable premium.

No one liked what I said then, but here it is. And this is not a good value. I completely agree with you. Powerwise, you can get much better for comparitively same cost or a little more. For portability, if that's what really concerns you, I hate to say this, but would much rather go the iPhone or PDA route.

Just don't see the market for this. Now, sell this for $199, and I'd buy it. I'm certainly not cheap, and spend plenty of money, but I want value when I buy something. This has no value to me at $399.


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