Newegg is among the first retailers in the United States to start selling the much anticipated Asus Eee PC. They only have the version available (and in stock) which is equipped with the 4GB solid-state drive, and it costs $400 to pick it up. No, the cheaper 2GB model is not yet available.
You may remember that the Eee PC comes with Linux pre-installed, but the Eee PC does also support Windows XP. Computers with XP pre-installed will supposedly be shipping by the end of the year, but I don’t see any reason that you couldn’t install it yourself.
Here are some of the specs for the Asus Eee PC
- Operating System: Linux
- Screen: 7″ WVGA (800×600 resolution)
- Processor: Intel 900MHz
- Memory: 512MB DDR2
- Hard Disk: 4GB Solid-State Disk
- Graphics Card: Intel UMA
- Battery Life: 3.5 hours
- Dimensions: 8.86″ x 6.30″ x 0.79-1.26″
- Weight: 2.0 lbs
- Other: Webcam, 3 USB ports, MMC/SD memory card reader, 802.11b/g wireless
Unfortunately we won’t be seeing any of the models rolling in under the $200 price mark like we originally expected, but other versions are rumored to be coming out shortly. The price range for the three different models, including the one mentioned in this article, is supposedly between $300 and $400.