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Earlier this year, when the low-cost laptop 'bug' hadn't yet bitten a lot of PC builders Asus talked about its next-gen Eee PC and how it would feature WiMAX support and the wireless technology a boost. Fast forward to the Eee PC 900's release and WiMAX was nowhere to be found in the $550 machine while Asus claimed that WiMAX was still in plan and will be delivered in a later version of the laptop.

Next month, the Eee PC 901 will debut with 'chrome' rims and Intel Atom powa but it will still not feature WiMAX, at least not by default. All-out WiMAX support for the Eee PC line-up is pending.
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ooooooooo... i hated that the screen could have been bigger on the old eee... im glad they are fixing that
    
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the new one is so much nicer than the old one, share about the nasty celeron
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There's no point in including WiMAX right now. There aren't any WiMAX service providers that have active networks, afaik.
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WiMax seems to be a bit over hyped right now.
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Originally Posted by Mako View Post
There's no point in including WiMAX right now. There aren't any WiMAX service providers that have active networks, afaik.
Slovakia, as far as I know, has implemented a full-blown WiMAX solution. They're not an overly rich country and I think these low-cost laptops would be quite welcomed there.


The other reason for not implementing WiMax is the fact that even if the laptop does come with WiMAX included, it likely won't be as good as a dedicated WiMAX modem/AP/whatever they call it.
Edited by switch.dota - 5/19/08 at 7:17am
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