[nycbug-talk] new Asus ultraportables

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Tue Oct 16 20:55:30 EDT 2007

> Yarema wrote:
>> --On Friday, September 07, 2007 22:21:15 -0400 Isaac Levy
>> <ike at lesmuug.org>
>> wrote:
>>> BTW- Lee in midtown said late-month availability on the first
>>> models...  I want the cheapest model, small screen and all.
>> The were officially announced today:
>> http://EeePC.ASUS.com/en/product.htm
>> Last I heard they will be sold through BestBuy and NewEgg.
>> http://www.DailyTech.com/article.aspx?newsid=9268
>> Dunno about *retail* pricing, but looks to be higher than $200 we first
>> hoped for.
>> The 8G looks nice with 1G RAM...
> I have been following the wiki and the unofficial sites on the EEE, plus
> hassling a vendor on it.
> Some off-list discussions I've had on it have started with others going
> "why?" or "who cares?"
> But I think there's a number of reasons why these EEEs will be cool.
> First, low power consumption, a la the client version of a Soekris box.
> Second, for those who can sacrifice power for physical portability, this
> will work nice even as a non-X laptop.  I've given up dragging around
> any laptops as I've aged, even at 4.5 lbs. :-(

heck i can think of a couple nice uses for this thing - it'd make desktop
support engineers lives a little easier when doing deskside repairs.  hmm
- what's 3-beeps during POST mean again etc...

it'd even be a nice compliment to a datacenter if it has a serial console
(or usb) for configuring switches, filers etc.  i'm using an old dell c400
now for this now, so i don't have to lug my macbook around, but something
this inexpensive with wifi and decent battery life would be perfect.


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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