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.