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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 iFX on 12/3/2007 10:41:01 AM , Rating: 2
I agree. If the Eee PC were priced at $199 I would have one, maybe two. At $400 my price/performance meter kicks on and I start searching for a "low end" notebook that is "high end" compared to the Eee PC.

I still love the idea of the Eee PC though - and at some point, maybe in a year, when lots of people are making them and they are $199, I will have one.


By marvdmartian on 12/3/2007 11:29:44 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. While there will always be a niche market for machines like the EEE, I just don't have the need for an ultra-small, ultra-portable, ultra-light (ultra-tiny!!) notebook, and know that I can get more performance for around the same amount of money. Besides, these old eyes of mine wouldn't be able to see that teeny-tiny screen anyways!! LOL


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