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Green ASUS Eee PC  (Source: Mobile 01)

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ASUS' Eee PC 8G due out before year's end

ASUS continues to rack up sales of its popular Eee PC 4G and 4G Surf. The 2-pound sub-notebook starts at $349 and comes equipped with 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 4GB solid-state disk (SSD), a 7" 800x480 display and a 900MHz ULV Celeron processor.

The 4G and 4G Surf are about to be joined by another, more expensive model. The new Eee PC 8G ups the ante with an 8GB SSD and 1GB of DDR2 memory.

Dynamism shows the price of the new 8G model at $499 with availability in mid to late December. ASUS gives the users the choice of Pearl White or Galaxy Black with the 8G.

It will be interesting to see how the market accepts a $499 Eee PC. The $499 price point is still hundreds of dollars less than the cheapest 12" ultra-portable notebooks and UMPCs on the market, but $399 appeared to be the sweet spot for the Eee PC.

In other Eee PC news, Mobile O1 has posted pictures of the upcoming green model. Unlike the Pearl White and Galaxy Black models, the entire notebook casing is not molded in the same color -- instead, only the LCD lid is molded in green while the rest of the body (including the keyboard) is molded in white.

The new green option will be joined by a sky blue and pink options in 2008.

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RE: Would've considered Asus Eee PC's
By Quiescent on 12/2/2007 7:21:09 PM , Rating: 1
Most laptops that come from Bestbuy or places like that are a POS anyways. Yeah, you can get a REALLY nice laptop, online mind you, at Dell. I want one of these bad boys minus them having a celeron processor. And I wouldn't buy any laptop with an AMD processor in it, because we all know AMD is sucking a bunch of **** right now. (And to think I used to like AMD.)

RE: Would've considered Asus Eee PC's
By teldar on 12/2/2007 8:05:39 PM , Rating: 2
Are amd's mobile processors any worse than they used to be just because they can't get their quad cores out the door?


RE: Would've considered Asus Eee PC's
By Master Kenobi on 12/2/2007 8:31:17 PM , Rating: 2
AMD's mobile processors were never anything to brag about in the first place. Even at the height of Athlon64, Intel was rocking with the Centrino.

RE: Would've considered Asus Eee PC's
By iFX on 12/3/2007 10:46:07 AM , Rating: 2
Centrino is just a platform, not a single processor. Comparing "Centrino" to an AMD processor is like saying "my PC is better than your processor".

RE: Would've considered Asus Eee PC's
By TomZ on 12/3/2007 12:11:41 PM , Rating: 2
Since AMD didn't have a mobile platform at all, it's rather hard to call out the AMD equivalent to Centrino. In any case, the OP's point is pretty valid.

RE: Would've considered Asus Eee PC's
By Calin on 12/3/2007 2:55:09 AM , Rating: 2
AMD's mobile processors are good.
However, traditionally (I mean since the introduction of Turion line, AMD64 for laptops) they were slower than Intel's offerings and used more power (Turion versus Pentium M). The introduction of Core Solo and later Core Duo on laptops just made the comparison even more unfavorable.
In the end, what Intel has now is simply better

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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