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Announced just last week, Asus' Intel Atom-powered Eee PC 901, 1000 and 1000(H) models are starting to reach the world's markets. Boasting a 8.9-inch LCD, one 1.6 GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and either a 12 or 20 GB SSD, for the Windows and Linux versions respectively , the Eee PC 901 will go for $599 in the US, up $50 over the 900 model, and £319 in the UK.

The 1000 and 1000(H) Eee PCs will have 10-inch screens, up to 2GB of RAM and will come with more storage space. The 1000 model will only be loaded with Linux, will have a 40GB SSD and is set to cost about $699 while the 1000(H), with its Linux and Windows versions and 80GB hard drive will be around $649. How times flies. We remember the Eee PC when it was only $299.

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post #2 of 21
They're simply charging too much.

For 599 you can get a computer with 4x the power. I know it's small, but it's just not as attractive as it used to be...
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I loved the idea of the Eee PC when it first released, but now they're taking it too far. The Eee PC was appealing because it was very small (only 7"), had low specs that ran well it Linux and most importantly it was cheap at $299~$349. It was perfect for students to take notes in class or browse the internet to kill time while being very portable and light, but lately they're cramming way too much into it. Now it's 10.2" (almost as big as a 12" notebook), weighs 1.5x the original weight, has a 40GB SSD, up 2GB RAM (unneeded with Linux), and costs a whopping $699. I don't even know who their target audience is anymore.

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yeah bye Eee PC.

Way to much. I can get a used laptop with 2/4x the power for less. If New well, 2/3x more
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Ugh. The hype around this is KILLING me.
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Yeah, I was getting interested in them (been out of 'puter circles for a while) but damn, those new ones - as stated above, you can get a stomping lappy for the same price.

Mind you I guess the 2nd hand 700's will be cheaper as the "have to haves" upgrade.
    
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Damn, what the heck are you guys doing with your laptops that you require "3-4x the power?" I wish my computer was 3-4x slower so that I could have a longer battery life.
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I have the ASUS EEE 701 and its wonderful quality for the price. Its also VERY fast considering the specs and it runs Vista VERY well. I think Asus are taking it too far now with the 900 series...its too expensive and not much point anymore as its no longer a budget laptop comapred to the 701.
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^^^ So they have separate ram to storage then? Vista on a 700 well I think I'm sold then..

Tell me can it boot winxp of a 16gb Cf card?
    
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post #10 of 21
Look what you can get for the same price or cheaper than the 1000:
http://system76.com/product_info.php...products_id=60
eee's are way too expensive now.
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