Originally Posted by Guruboy
I don't even want to know what Atom would do to the price. We all know the solid-state memory probably added a Benjamin or something.
It's smaller, which in some cases is more important than a drop in performance. Jeez anyone could tell us the EEE isn't very powerful...
Actually the Atom costs considerably less than the Celeron they are using. It also uses less power so we're getting better battery life.
Oh and for comparison, a 4GB Eee PC 701 with 1GB ram and a 16GB SDHC card costs $480. So for $70 we're getting a 40% larger screen, a larger touch pad with multitouch
, an extra MP on the webcam.
I agree though, its too much. I'd say $450 would be the most I would be willing to pay for one. Lets hope that the Atom versions with standard HDDs cut the costs.
Also, while the Celly was surprisingly good at 800x480, I think it will struggle for gaming at 1024x768, so lets hope the Atom's being used in the Eee are the 1.6GHz multithreaded versions.
Again, hopefully I'll be able to pick up a 701 from an early adopter for cheap.