Asus teases with MacBook Air-esque Eee PC
Super skinny netbook inbound?
Asus looks set to take the fight to Apple's 11in MacBook Air with an ultra-skinny Eee PC netbook, due to be announced next week at the Computex show in Taipei.
The Asian PC maker's Facebook page teases a slimline Eee - the line's "next evolution", apparently - but Italian-language site Notebook Italia has a snap of what the silhouette figure really looks like:
Artist's impression or real photo, official or unofficial - it's hard to be sure. The NI pic doesn't look quite right to us, but it certainly matches what Asus has posted.
NI speculates that the new Eee won't necessarily run Windows, but it offers no evidence for that claim. Whatever, it'll make a nice Ubuntu machine.
Guess we'll find out next week... ®
Dear headline writer
Instead of putting yourself through the endless process of writing "MacBook Air-esque" every time a hardwarew manufacturer releases a product which is THIN, you might consider using the word "THIN" to save yourself time and effort.
Especially when, as in this case, it's fuck all like a MacBook Air except insofar as it's a thin computer.
It's bloody annoying. You might as well say "ASUS MAKE PC, WE BUNG IN SOME FREE ADVERTISING FOR APPLE".
well yeah, but no
A simple peek at the image of this new Asus and then a look at a photo of the MacBook air was more than enough to convince me the two don't look even remotely similar.
Well other than being thin and having a clamshell format with the keyboard on the horizontal bit and the screen on the sticky-up bit obviously.
I know what's missing in the picture!
The EeePC girl!
Well, not exactly, but it was a plus.
They were small, cheap, PC-compatible laptops you could carry in a (generous) pocket of a pair of cargo-pants and didn't care if it fell out. A shame Asus seemed to completely miss the point of why people were buying them when they came to design another machine. Mine's still a perfectly good ZX Spectrum cross-platform development machine and a portable MAME unit. You can even stand it on its end for vertical shmups.
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> This Asus, for example, is not merely MacBookAir-esque. It's virtually identical.
a) how can you possibly tell that from a possibly mocked up image and no specs or demo?
b) no it isn't.