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    7in Asus Laptop that runs your choice of either windows XP or Linux(maybe ubuntu who know?) on a Intel based chip while still costing only 200 bucks. I guess this will be some touch competition for the Foleo. Then again that device is more about what the new Palm software can do.
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    Yes sorry my bad forgot to post a link to it.
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    Are you listening Palm....at least 4 GB of memory!! Geez this is so much better than that Foleo. Palm is so stuck in the past these days, its like when Sony left the market, Palm OS died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodycape77 View Post
    7in Asus Laptop that runs your choice of either windows XP or Linux(maybe ubuntu who know?) on a Intel based chip while still costing only 200 bucks. I guess this will be some touch competition for the Foleo. Then again that device is more about what the new Palm software can do.
    Where did you see the price...

    Odd... I also found another device that is suppose to be $600 when shipped... I'd rather have this one... this is what I wanted.... cool....

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/05/v...aportable-lap/
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Where did you see the price...
    Asus and Intel seem to be bridging the gap between the fairly humanitarian efforts of the OLPC project and their own Classmate PC efforts, and the recent rash of mini-laptop attempts such as Palm's Foleo and VIA's NanoBook. Specs and launch plans aren't entirely nailed down, but this new Eee PC line has quite a bit going for it, even as crowded as this market is getting. The 7-inch ultraportable is based on an unnamed Intel chipset, and runs regular Windows XP or Linux without a problem, but really shines in its "easy" mode that strips things down to a barebones OS mainly for internet browsing (sound familiar, Foleo?). Asus didn't even leave Palm alone with its Wii comparisons either, stating that the Eee name, which stands for "easy to learn, easy to play, easy to work," also conveniently conjures images of the Wii game console, which is known for being novice-friendly. The Eee line will kick things off with the Eee PC 701, which will sport 802.11b/g WiFi, Ethernet and a modem for connectivity, along with a webcam, 512MB of RAM and a 4, 8 or 16GB flash drive for speedy, reliable storage. The real kicker is that prices for the 2 pound laptop are supposed to start as low as $200, and the Intel / Asus duo won't be aiming this at massive governmental purchases, but instead will be offering it to consumers through traditional retail channels.
    http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/05/a...y-with-a-bang/

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    WOW!!! I want one if it is just US$200!!! The size looks MUCH more portable than a faileo.
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    That ultraportable from ASUS so blows the Foleo and the Subnotebook from VIA out of the water.

    I have been both a fan and user of both Palm products and VIA Mini-ITX and Nano-ITX system boards for years.

    The Foleo is a day late and to pricey

    While the VIA Subnotebook is so clunky looking and probably won't give you the horsepower your probably expecting.

    I hope all three though shake up the market place so we can get some good solid ultraportable computing devices. Yeah yeah, the treo is good as a phone and data consolidating device but not so much so as a web machine. The I-phone is a wait and see but I will miss the REAL keyboard. Most other UPMC macines are nice but really hampered by trying to run a full Version of XP or Tablet XP they get over burdened. Now the ASUS may have it close to right.


    Hrmmm where can I get one for my next holiday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddeath View Post
    WOW!!! I want one if it is just US$200!!!
    If it comes to the UK with a similar price (100 or so) it would be silly not to get one really. Heck, I might get few to leave scattered around the house $200 seems too good to be true though.
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    Also, is BT built in? There's no mention in the Engadget or HarwareZone articles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frydog View Post
    That ultraportable from ASUS so blows the Foleo and the Subnotebook from VIA out of the water.
    The VIA claims 4.5 hours battery life. The ASUS is 3 hrs.

    As for the price, it's not clear what comes with the ASUS at its "starting price" of $200. It seems to have an alternate OS, so it might not come pre-loaded with Windows. It certainly won't have Office. And the SSD might be an add-on as well.

    The VIA looks much more attractive than the ASUS, at least to me.
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    Hmmm. According to HarwareZone battery power is provided by 4 cells that give 5200 mAh and three hours battery life.

    http://www.hardwarezone.com/news/view.php?id=7470&cid=9

    My MacBook has a 5200 mAh battery and gets much better than 3 hours even though it's got a much faster (dual-core) processor, twice as much RAM, a much bigger display, and has to spin a hard disk. I'm not convinced that some of the reporting of this device is wholly accurate!
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    I bet it doesn't have BT. Most low-range laptops do not. It still shows the poor value of the Foleo however. If they sell a midrange model for $400 with BT and 8Gb of storage it would really make the Foleo look bad. You could install Linux and Open Office yourself, and have a more functionality than the Foleo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcol View Post
    Hmmm. According to HarwareZone battery power is provided by 4 cells that give 5200 mAh and three hourse battery life.

    http://www.hardwarezone.com/news/view.php?id=7470&cid=9

    My MacBook has a 5200 mAh battery and gets much better than 3 hours even though it's got a much faster (dual-core) processor, twice as much RAM, a much bigger display, and has to spin a hard disk. I'm not convinced that some of the reporting of this device is wholly accurate!
    Apple claims you should be getting 6 hours, so take all these specs with a pinch of salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samkim View Post
    As for the price, it's not clear what comes with the ASUS at its "starting price" of $200. It seems to have an alternate OS, so it might not come pre-loaded with Windows.
    Yeah, it's described as 'XP compatible' so probably you'd need to add your own. Why bother though? Just stick Ubuntu on it (I presume you could) and you'd probably be sorted for most things:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whati...sktop/features
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    I don't think 4GB will fit XP. wonder if you need to get 16GB version to use Windows XP. It will be nice if the battery can last for 9 hrs or 14 hrs, like Panasonic laptops.

    http://www.dynamism.com/Notebooks/Su...orygroup.shtml
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    Nice but what do I do with it if I am not in a wifi hotspot and want to access the internet?
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    I hear some of the options like BT, and SSD HD will be BTO so the price will start at $200 but it will go up to like 450 or so loaded. I dunno how much extra windows xp cost but I am assuming it isn't going to be that much? And I think at $200 it comes with linux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTex View Post
    Nice but what do I do with it if I am not in a wifi hotspot and want to access the internet?
    Dont they now have usb newtwork cards that let you connect to EVDO and EDGE networks?
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    Here's another article about this thing:

    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9292516116.html

    2 lbs, runs windows XP or linux. Price tag? $190.
    Foleo loses.
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