Get a $349 MSI Wind U100 on

As more and more netbooks reach market it seems the price/performance is getting more and more appealing to consumers.

I remember when it was tough to find a good 7″ netbook for less than $400 and now on you can pick up a 10″ MSI Win U100 for $349.

The U100 features the (what now seems to be standard in most netbooks) 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor along with 1GB of DDR2 memory, 120GB hard drive, Intel X3100 graphics, 1.3 megapixel webcam, media card reader, and 3 USB ports.

The netbook is a great size as well, 2.8 lbs and measures 0.7″ thick.

(by the way, this netbook comes with XP preinstalled).

Acer Aspire One Now Priced at $350 ($330 With Linux)

The Acer Aspire One that debuted for about $500 is now being sold on for $350 with Windows XP or $330 if you want it with Linux instead.

The Aspire One has a 8.9″ 1024×600 display, 802.11b/g, 3 USB ports, and an Intel Atom processor. With this price drop I think netbooks are actually hitting a price point that people will actually be willing to pay for these mini notebooks.

I personally believe that the magic price point for these netbooks will be around $300, at that price it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibilities for them to be purchased for children. But, I guess these companies either can’t get the manufacturing costs down low enough or want to make a little bit more profit, either way they will learn eventually.

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Asus Eee Box Gets Unboxed

PC Authority has had the chance to unbox the wonderful Asus Eee Box. Not only is their the usual unboxing process pictures but there are also comparison shots with the Eee PC 901.

The Eee Box is an awesome looking desktop but I really wish that Asus wasn’t going down right crazy with this Eee lineup, keeping it simple would have been a lot better.

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HP Getting Ready To Debut a Cheaper Mini-Note

HP released my favorite netbook the Mini-Note 2133 in April but my one problem with it was its price. For $499 you get a 1GHz VIA C7-M processor, 512MB of memory, a 4GB flash drive, and Linux and although the build quality almost makes up for it, I wouldn’t purchase it because it’s a little too expensive. To put it in perspective the Aspire one costs $379 and has a faster 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and a 8GB flash drive.

But, the company’s Australian Market Development head Jerel Chong admitted there will be a “lower cost” device similar to the current model but “won’t be as durable” as the existing system. This lower cost offering would be focused more towards retail channels but I’m very disappointed by this, the best thing about the HP Mini-Note was its great build quality and I guess that that was what you were paying for, it would be nice if they could get the cost of the current model down to say $400 but I guess to do that they will have to sacrifice some of the quality of the machine itself.


Psystar’s Headquarters Up For Sale

As many of you know (if not all) Apple has finally decided to sue Psystar. Now we find out that the building that Psystar has been using as their headquarters is up for sale.

The 47,000 square foot warehouse has been advertised as for sale on a few online commercial real estate sites and the owners are asking $4.6 million.

According to the ad the building is 100% occupied and is “priced for a quick sale.”

I’m not sure exactly what that means but it seems to me that Psystar doesn’t actually own the property but are instead renting it, and if that’s the case then it is possible that the owner of the building may just be trying to stay out of the whole mess.

Psystar began selling computers running Leopard a few months ago and Apple has finally decided to sue them and has also expressed that they would like Psystar to recall all computers that have been sold.


Eee PC 901 Available for Pre-Order on Amazon for $399

Amazon has just made an “Asus Eee PC 900 16G” available for pre-order on their website. Well, if you know anything about your subnotebooks you will now that this actually isn’t the 900 but is the 901.

I guess Amazon is having trouble keeping their Eee model names straight (I am as well). Amazon also has 901’s available on their website but they are listed as $599.99 instead. I don’t know if I would suggesting getting the one listed as a 900 if you have your heart set on a 901 but the option is available to you.


Acer Aspire One Available in Germany and More Details Found

Acer’s Aspire One is now available in three versions, the A110L, A150L, and A150X.

The A110L has an Atom N270 CPU, Intel 946GSE chipset, 512-1024MB of RAM, 8GB NAND flash storage, 8.9″ 1024×600 display, 802.11b/g, and 3 USB ports.

The others are the same except for a 120GB hard drive instead of the flash storage and are offered with Linux or Windows XP.

German retailers already have the A110L in stock now and they are selling it for €329 (about $518).

The Eee PC 903 and 904 Have been “Unveiled”

Asus has been shoving a lot of new Eee branded products lately and here comes another couple. The Eee PC 903 and 904 are very similar to the 901 except the guts are in a 1000’s chassis. That it is a notebook with an 8.9″ display in a case that was built to hold a 10″ display. So, there will be a fairly large bezel around the display (like the original Eee PC).

It isn’t clear what the differences are between these models but presumably it will be different sized solid state drives and/or memory and/or processor speed. There isn’t any word on pricing but if I was to ballpark I would say around $600.

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Asus Eee 901 and 1000 Shipping on July 8 in US?

A reader of Liliputing called the Asus pre-sales department and asked when the Eee PC 901 was going to ship in the US and without hesitation the rep said that it would be shipping on July 8.

After hearing about this Liliputing called Asus themselves and asked the same question and made sure to also ask about the 100 and was told that both models would be shipping on July 8 in the US.

If this information is correct then we will be seeing them available a little later then I would have hoped (the 901 and 1000 have a July 1 UK ship date) but, not it’s not too bad.


Dell Studio Hybrid Pictures

It seems that Dell has been hard at work making some cool and interesting new PCs. First the Dell E and now the Studio Hybrid. This new PC has an orange plexiglas shell, an Intel chipset, 4GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, Wifi, DVD+R drive, 5 USB ports, HDMI, S/PDIF, DVI, and a memory card reader.

There is no word yet on a hard release date or what the exact cost is going to be, but it is likely it will come later this year for between $500 and $700.

More pictures can be seen at Engadget.

Asus Eee PC 1000H Unbox

TweakTown managed to purchase one of the brand new Asus Eee PC 1000H subnotebooks and unboxed it.

The notebook has a 10″ display, an Intel Atom processor, and 802.11n. TweakTown will soon have a full review of the unit but for now here’s their unbox video:


Dell Inspiron Mini Now Called “Dell E”

What many have been calling the Dell Inspiron Mini has finally been revealed as the Dell E (not necessarily set in stone, but that is what they’re calling it). The new notebook line will come in two types, a 8.9″ model and a 12.1″ model called the “E Slim.”

The E Slim looks like it will compete more with the MacBook Air and the X300 while the 8.9″ model will be competing with the Eee 900. The device should be released sometime in August/September.

All of the notebooks will be running Linux or Windows XP (presumably chosen by the customer).

The Dell E will have a price starting at $299.

All of these small notebooks should be making Palm think twice about their choice to cease production of the Foleo (which I wanted really bad), but what makes me so frustrated in this whole situation is the fact that Engadget gave the Foleo such a terrible review and yet now they seem to be falling all over themselves over ever single new small notebook that gets announced.