Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2007 20:34 UTC, submitted by Martin Ng
Hardware, Embedded Systems Asus has formally rolled out its Eee PC line of sub-notebook computers, a week after UK supplier RM - formerly Research Machines - spilled the beans on two of the models. The complete line-up comprises four computers. All four models are based around the same 7in display; 900MHz Intel Celeron processor and chipset; 10/100Mbps Ethernet port and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi for internet access; HD audio; three USB ports; SD card slot; stereo speakers and microphone input; and a version of the Linux open source operating system, Xandros. My take: I want one. It has everything I need: small size, Linux, wireless, and email client/browser/IM. I don't need more from a laptop.
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RE: Price
by jal_ on Wed 17th Oct 2007 08:17 UTC in reply to "Price"
jal_
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2006-11-02

I'm hoping that the US price will be cheaper than what's listed on that site. Converting 219 to USD brings it to $446. That's quite a bit of money for the hardware. You can find a full size laptop on sale with slightly better hardware for cheaper than that quite often.

I'm not sure about UK prices, but generally, hardware in the US is much cheaper than in the Euro zone. Usually 1 = 1$ or less, partiually due to higher taxes in Europe (VAT of 20%). So I'd expect $350 or something.

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RE[2]: Price
by mallard on Wed 17th Oct 2007 15:02 in reply to "RE: Price"
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2006-01-06

We don't call it "rip-off Britian" for nothing...

Note that there is no standard European VAT rate, it varies between 15% and 25% for different countries. See http://www.expatax.nl/vatrates .

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