Feeds

Dell readies Asus Eee PC, HP Mini-Note rival

Contract manufacturer mole spills beans

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

An unnamed executive at Taiwanese contract manufacturer Compal has coughed to constructing an Eee PC rival for PC giant Dell.

Due to ship in June, the machine full specs are not known. But the stated release timeframe is a clear clue to the sub-notebook's use of Intel's upcoming 'Diamondville' Atom processor.

Asus Eee PC 701

Asus Eee PC and friend: room on that mat for Michael Dell too?

According to the mole, cited by the Dow Jones newswire, Compal will be punching out 200,000 to 300,000 of the wee Dell laptops each month.

Asus is believed to have sold over 1m Eees since the ground-breaking mini computer went on sale in October 2007. That's roughly 167,000 a month, so Dell is clearly anticipating strong demand for its machine going forward. There's certainly been demand for the Asus product, though supply has frequently failed to meet it.

Yesterday, HP announced its own would-be Eee beater, the $500 2133 Mini-Note. Unlike the Dell machine, the HP is powered by VIA's C7-M processor, presumably chosen to allow HP to ship the machine well ahead of the all the Atom-based machines coming in June. Asus, it's claimed, is also avoiding Atom, in the short-term at least, for a similar reason.

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.