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Yet another inexpensive miniature flash-based laptop running Linux has appeared. Chairman Jonney Shih introduced Asus's $190 Eee PC (3ePC) at a Computex keynote this morning, giving the audience a tour of its Windows-like Linux operating system, which boots in 15 seconds from 2GB of flash.
Asus lists the 3ePC's dimensions as 8.6 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches (225 x 165 x 21-35mm), making it roughly the same size as Via's NanoBook, also introduced at Computex this week. Additionally, the 3ePC has a 7-inch display and weighs about two pounds (890gm) -- specs that also match those of the NanoBook.
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wheres the crank?
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This will be a hackers dream. Linux, Flash, Cheap, Looks good. What more could you want?
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Originally Posted by The_Jester View Post
This will be a hackers dream. Linux, Flash, Cheap, Looks good. What more could you want?
Steal 9 million from VALVe lol... (Hackers dream)
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Wow, that looks really good. I'd consider buying one even if it didn't have an OS. And it's x86 compatible. Get a well-optimized install on there, and that thing could be downright speedy!
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That is freaking awesome.
 
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Well... I'm gonna buy that because of the good price, if it plays games...
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Well... I'm gonna buy that because of the good price, if it plays games...
Doubt it....everything except hard drive and ram is integrated.......
 
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ZOMG!!! I want it!!
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Doubt it....everything except hard drive and ram is integrated.......
It should be able to run games like Counter-Strike 1.6 with those specs.
But how well could it run them...
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