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Sure, the picture shows the little guy running Xandros -- but read the fine print ya'll. That's right, the moment some of you have been waiting for has finally descended upon us like the enraged, ancient dragons of yore. The Windows XP equipped ASUS Eee PC is now available at Best Buy. For just $399.99, you can experience the totally okay performance that is this 7-inch master of destruction. Enjoy it now, but remember, those 9-inch models are just around the corner.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1205245967446

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Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system preinstalled
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To be really honest...those specs aren't worth the price. I've seen real laptops go for that price when they're on sale.
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I got one for school, I know they are not powerful etc but I only use it for notes anyway.
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To be really honest...those specs aren't worth the price. I've seen real laptops go for that price when they're on sale.
Yea but those laptops are only marginally faster and weigh 15lb...


I wish these were in Canada. We can get the Galaxies here for the same price at the Source, but no XP install and white only.
    
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Yea but those laptops are only marginally faster and weigh 15lb...


I wish these were in Canada. We can get the Galaxies here for the same price at the Source, but no XP install and white only.
Cant you order from amazon?
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Cant you order from amazon?
And I can also order from NCIX, but I was talking about walking in and buying it. Saves me about $20 in shipping and the 9 days it takes to clear a paypal bank transfer.
    
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Coming soon- Eee Pc with same specs but Vista Home Basic
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eee is awful even with XP

for $399 you are better off buying a used IBM Thinkpad T40 (T41,T43)

lasts you longer and makes you look professional, while EEE is a websurfing toy (can't even play flash games for god sakes)

i had a celeron 800mhz pc like 5 years ago, and i ran win98 on it. I couldn't even run XP smoothly.
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All the EEE's on amazon come loaded with linux...I bet it's a typo on Best Buy's behalf. It wouldn't surprise me anyway. Plus wouldn't it be 100x better to run a light linux build over XP, given the low specs of these things?
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lasts you longer and makes you look professional, while EEE is a websurfing toy (can't even play flash games for god sakes)
I thought it was stupid to care about what your computer looks like...

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Plus wouldn't it be 100x better to run a light linux build over XP, given the low specs of these things?
I would think so. Xubuntu, for example, is better on a budget PC than XP.
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