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you can have a much bigger laptop with bigger HDD and faster cpu for the same price.
But it's bigger.
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It's getting more expensive... The MSI wind looks far better for the money in my opinion. I don't see why you should have to pay a lot for something that comes in a cheap plastics case.

I think its got a lot of aesthetic and functional upgrades, like moving the power button, no asus logo etc, but mainly just an upgrade to atom (I think).
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Looks pretty slick. I'm still holding out for the MSI Wind though.
 
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Um, ok, the kicker here is that while this will probably have 20GB of storage space, it's a solid state disc, which means faster, more efficient, and no moving parts (more reliable). The CPU is Atom-based, so it's much more efficient in terms of power and heat production. These are two of the main points in getting a subnotebook. Don't put it down when it doesn't compete with a different category of portable in a category it isn't meant to excel in.
Solid state isn't necessarily faster. Unless something changed, rotation hard discs still have about twice the transfer speed as a SSD. They don't have the lac of access times though.
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For that price you can get a 13.3" Vostro which is the same thickness, but comes with a much, much, faster 1.8GHz Celeron, an 8400m GS, 2gb ram, larger screen, better battery life. It only weighs 2lb more than the Eee, and if that bothers you then you are a little sissy girl and might as well stick with the Eee PC.

I really have to wonder where the extra price is coming from... The Atom costs way less than the Celeron, it has half the ram, a smaller screen, and a smaller battery. They are still only using a 4GB SSD, but are adding a 16GB internal SDHC. Those things cost like $40 retail so realistically the Eee PC 901 should cost around $500.
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For that price you can get a 13.3" Vostro which is the same thickness, but comes with a much, much, faster 1.8GHz Celeron, an 8400m GS, 2gb ram, larger screen, better battery life. It only weighs 2lb more than the Eee, and if that bothers you then you are a little sissy girl and might as well stick with the Eee PC.

I really have to wonder where the extra price is coming from... The Atom costs way less than the Celeron, it has half the ram, a smaller screen, and a smaller battery. They are still only using a 4GB SSD, but are adding a 16GB internal SDHC. Those things cost like $40 retail so realistically the Eee PC 901 should cost around $500.
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It's getting more expensive... The MSI wind looks far better for the money in my opinion. I don't see why you should have to pay a lot for something that comes in a cheap plastics case.

I think its got a lot of aesthetic and functional upgrades, like moving the power button, no asus logo etc, but mainly just an upgrade to atom (I think).
I'd rather have the ASUS logo on the laptop than the super lame and girly "Eee."
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