Asus EEE hardware details
I should have posted this yesterday but I had tons of stuff to do so pardon the late information to anyone waiting for their EEE’s.
Asus finally unveiled the models in which their much awaited EEE PC will be available.
|Model Name||Eee PC 8G||Eee PC 4G||Eee PC 4G Surf||Eee PC 2G Surf|
|Intel CPU & Chipset||V||V||V||V|
|Operating System||Linux and Win XP||Linux and Win XP||Linux and Win XP||Linux and Win XP|
|Memory||1G (DDR2)||512 MB (DDR2)||512 MB (DDR2)||256 MB (DDR2)|
|S.S.D. Storage (Solid-State Disk)||8GB||4GB||4GB||2GB|
|Battery||4 Cells: 5200 mAh, 3.5hrs*||4 Cells: 5200 mAh, 3.5hrs*||4 Cells: 4400 mAh,2.8hrs*||4 Cells: 4400 mAh,2.8hrs*|
|Weight||0.92 kg||0.92 kg||0.92 kg||0.92 kg|
Note:V stands for integrated.
Pricing for the EEE will be as follows $199 to $399 and will be available in North America in a few weeks (I wonder when it’ll reach Asia and the Philippines though). The price variation is adjusted by storage capacity, memory and built-in webcam for the Asus EEE PC unit.
I plan on getting a 4G instead of the 8G ( unless there’s less than $40 in price variation ) since I think it’s the best of all 4 models in terms of battery life and features. If I need a boost in performance then I could add a 512 DDR2 DIMM. A 4GB will be more than enough for me on a Ubuntu distro (yes I plan to replace the pre-installed Xandros with Kubuntu 7.10 which is due today) and the development tools I plan to install. If I need a bigger storage, I’ll just drop things on to a portable HDD (a laptop HD with a converter for USB connectivity).
Update: Availability for the EEE will be October 27 for Europe and November 1 for the US. I wonder how long it’ll take before it gets to Asia.Tags: free-software, Linux, Notebooks, UMPC