Newegg serves up Asus Eee PC to US buyers
$400 a pop, in stock now, apparently
US online retailer Newegg has begun offering the 4G version Asus' tiny Eee PC, offering the unit for $400.
Asus formally launched the Eee PC earlier this month. Then, it announced four models, including an 8GB version that's proving tricky to track down. In the UK, we're likely to get only the 4G model, though the 2G version will be made available to schools by educational computing specialist RM - formerly Research Machines.
Asus' Eee PC and satisfied US customer
The 2G Surf has a 2GB of Flash storage and 256MB of DDR 2 memory. The 4G Surf ups the storage to 4GB and the memory to 512MB. The next machine up, the plain 4G model, matches that spec but introduces a 0.3-megapixel webcam into the display's bezel. It also ups the first two machines' 2.8-hour, 4400mAh battery to a 3.5-hour, 5200mAh unit.
This week, Asus announced US pricing for three of the Eee PCs: the 2G Surf, 4G Surf and the 4G. They'll cost $300, $350 and $400, respectively, so Newegg's price is right on the money. Shipping is extra. Alas, Newegg does not ship the Eee PC overseas.
However, it does have stock. Over here, so does PC World, its website suggests. However, all the other vendors we've seen are only taking pre-orders ahead of shipment in mid-November.
External Screen Resolution
Anyone know what the external screen resolution can be set to - I want to connect a 1024x768 projector.
I've got one
And I love it. Every who sees it is jealous - especially when I tell them I got it for £185 in Taiwan and it'll cost them £230 in the UK.
Got one already, it's great
I bought one in Taiwan 2 weeks ago, I have it in the office today, no one I have shown it to has failed to be impressed.
Everything I need, about 10 seconds to boot, about the same size as the table on a cattle class flight 3.5 hours battery. Weighs in at about 1 KG.
Already set up for Skype etc. Mine cost approx £175 in Taiwan, but it does have wirelees, webcam and twice the RAM and solid state drive of the basic one that sells for $199 bulk to educational users.