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Asus EEE available for Preorder

Asus finally opens up the preorders for this sleek (and cheap) sub-notebook.

To cut costs, Asus decided to include the Xandros Linux distribution instead of Windows. It supports WiFi b/g, uses SSD for its storage and has a mutli-card reader (full specs). Even with a seeming low battery life (3 hours probably at max) I’m looking forward to owning one because of it’s extreme portability. As one of my friends described it, it’s a cross between a smartphone PDA and a laptop but definitely more attractive than both.

You can place your preorder with Asus.

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  1. Karlo.PinoyBlogero September 27, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for the heads up. Been waiting for this baby for the longest time. ^_^ Happy blogging!

  2. sylv3rblade September 27, 2007 Reply

    Same here. I’ll be getting the 4GB version since I doubt it’ll be easy to swap the solid state drives.

  3. issai October 8, 2007 Reply

    i checked out the link for pre-order, the cheapest was $250, did they bump up the price recently? I was planning to get one so I can have a toy laptop… i’m wondering if it can handle if i install a server(apache to be specific) in there? i was assuming if it’s linux, apache would be ok… hmmm… but yay, i’m excited to get one!

  4. sylv3rblade October 8, 2007 Reply

    I think the additional price is due to it’s pre-order status. On Apache, yes I think it can handle it well. Enjoy your cute EEE soon. XD

  5. issai October 9, 2007 Reply

    are you getting one too? coz it seems it’s not available for international shipping… was interested in getting someone in the philippines one too

  6. sylv3rblade October 9, 2007 Reply

    Yes I plan on getting one too. One of my relatives already placed an order for me, it’s a sort of pre-graduation gift.

  7. issai October 13, 2007 Reply

    grrrrrrrr… they moved the shipping to november… i might not wait for this anymore… i’ll go get another laptop 🙁

  8. sylv3rblade October 14, 2007 Reply

    There’s are some companies trying to compete with the EEE. If you want a sub notebook ASAP, I suggest comparing prices and features first before settling for one.

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