Within a few weeks the Asus Eee PC will be available to everyone in North America, and I have to be honest, I’m a little excited. The 2-pound, 7-inch, Linux/Windows laptop will be available in just a few configurations for $299-$399 (that’s why I’m excited). (By the way according to Gearlog, the price will start at $245, the price I quoted early comes from Cnet).
From all of the research I’ve done on the Eee PC everyone is saying that three of the four configurations that are listed on Asus’s website will be available to North American consumers, the top three (all four are listed below). Every configuration features solid-state disk drives and at least 2.8 hours of battery life.
The device seems to be filling the gap that the Palm Foleo left open when it was canceled. I personally think that for most people, this is all the computer that they need. If your daily computer life only includes checking your email and visiting websites like Facebook and MySpace this will be more then enough.
- Eee PC 8G – 1GB of memory, 8GB SSD, built in webcam, and 3.5 hours of battery life.
- Eee PC 4G – 512MB of memory, 4GB SSD, built in webcam, and 3.5 hours of battery life.
- Eee PC 4g Surf – 512MB of memory, 4GB SSD, no built in webcam, and 2.8 hours of battery life.
- Eee PC 2G Surf – 256MB of memory, 2GB SSD, no built in webcam, and 2.8 hours of battery life.