Sunday, October 07, 2007

Another Must Have/Test Gadget: ASUS EEE PC 701 - $250 Laptop

Today, while browsing the Linux Journal I stumbled across the not yet released ASUS EEE PC 701. The EEE is a $250 laptop which competes with the One Laptop Per Child $100 laptop. However, the EEE is also targeted to grownups (and, unfortunately, lacks a crank).

For $250, you get reasonable specs: WiFi, USB ports (to add more storage), built in audio, and most importantly, a weight of 2 lbs. The device will run Linux from the start, too.

Hopefully, either the EEE or the OLPC device will become reality. How could I avoid picking up a laptop for less than the price of a new cell phone?

The goal here is going to be the same as the new Sidekick - resist buying it until others have proved the device is useful. Resist, I say. I must resist.

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