16 October 2008

Ultra-Portables Creep Towards £100

The one thing that's certain about ultraportables is that their price will keep coming down for a while. Here's one step:

Let's get the sub-$300 netbook party started! Pereira just pinged me to share this Best Buy link which shows the white Asus Eee PC 900A available for $299. This is basically the same model as the 900, but the "A" stands for Atom. As in 1.6 GHz Intel Atom. So it still comes with Linux pre-installed on the 4GB SSD drive and includes 1GB of RAM which is more than plenty. My original Eee PC was pretty zippy when running Linux with just half of that.

Indeed; and as the price drops, so the pressure on Microsoft increases....


Anonymous said...

What's unique is that while you can get an EEE with Windows, you not only pay dearly for it with increased cost per unit, but with a direct hit against performance.

So whenever someone wants to take advantage of this highly useful class of computers, it only lives up to the hype when running GNU/Linux.

Glyn Moody said...

Indeed: it's one of the best direct comparisons you can find.