Asus Eee PC Series Announced

Asus Eee (701) PCAsustek announced today the Asus Eee PC, an ultra small and light laptop designed specially for Internet related activities.

The Asus Eee (Easy to learn, work, play – Excellent Internet experience – Excellent mobile computing experience) 701 model weighs approximately 1.96 pounds and features 7-inch screen. It is based on some of the Intel’s processors (most likely the Pentium M) and chipsets with integrated graphics. The Eee 701 PC has 512MB of DDR2-400 memory, while for the data storage there are 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB Flash drive option.

Regarding communications, it has Ethernet LAN, an 802.11b/g wireless, and a 56K modem, while for audio/video chat there are integrated web camera and microphone. The images show that Eee has at least two USB ports, VGA out, and some kind of card reader.

According to press release, the Linux and Windows XP compatible Asus Eee 701 PC offers two modes of user interface design: the easy mode and the full desktop mode in order to accommodate both experienced and inexperienced PC users. We assume these modes are provided by Linux operating system.

Currently, there is no official information on Eee PC’s pricing and availability, but some reports say it arrive in August with a starting price at around $200.

Press Release

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

5 comments
  1. I have been trying to locate information on this Asus Eee 701 as I believe it’s exactly what I need for a year-long trip I’m about to do. I know the storage is small but the price is great and it will be so useful for reviewing photos as they’re taken. Please help me locate the manufacturer or purchasing information.
    Thank you,
    Ann Stephens

  2. Now that Intel and the OLPC has made up. This is probably the end of this project. So don’t keep your hopes up.

    Yerneh

  3. try Acer Extensa 5204wlmi it arround 400euro around europe it cames with Windows Vista Basic and run very good.

  4. I just bought the ASUS Eee PC series. It is small and just right for me. I have established my wireless connection and it is working great. I just have problems setting up my e-mail. I can’t figure out what I could have omitted or set up wrong.

    It tells me: An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. Please veryfy that your e-mail address is correct in your mail preferences and try again.

    What does that mean???

    Anyway, I want to mention also, that Linux is installed. Linux is fabulous. I can’t see why not every computer has Linux. I also have Linux Ubunto 7.10 installed on an older PC. In the old days, Linux was complicated, but not anymore!!! Actually, it’s even easier than Windows, but most important it NEVER crashes. If there ever is a problem with a program, then that one goes down, but the rest of Linux stays stable.

    Ok, I don’t think, that anyone is able to answer my e-mail problem, but maybe someone knows to refer me to where I will get an answer to my problem.

    Athena

  5. hi i just got a Eee pc and i cant see to get a wireless connection on it on my lap top i put a disc of the network i am with and i do it that way but on this i cant do that dose any one no if i can do it any other way your help would be appreciated.

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