Everex Cloudbook- ouch for ASUS?

January 8, 2008

Could the Eee PC be under threat from the Everex Cloudbook? Here’s what you get for under $400-

OS: gOS V2 Rocket (oh that’ll be ripped out for XP by the 1337)

RAM: 512MB DDR2 533MHz SDRAM (1GB Max)

CPU: 1.2 GHz VIA C7-M

Screen: 7-inch 800 x 480 pixels

Storage: 30GB hard drive(!) 4200 RPM. More details at Mike Cane 2008.


EEEcast #2 and /3 (CES bulletin)

January 8, 2008

Jacqueline’s EEEcasts numbers two and three are now available for download, at EEEcast.com.

I joined Jacqueline for EEEcast #2, so, apologies in advance- hopefully there still be some interesting material on there, though!

Our 2nd Eee PC podcast is complete. Another CES rumor, the Eee PCs involvement in the Intel and OLPC breakup, and a couple of tips for Thunderbird email.

Asus announces new EEE models at CES

January 8, 2008

From the BBC:

The lightweight and small Eee PC from Asus has been one of the tech hits of the last 12 months and more than 350,000 machines have been sold in the past thee months.

It has won admirers for its four gigabyte solid state hard drive, small form factor and attractive price. It runs the Linux operating system, but can also run Windows XP.

The company has now announced new models – 7, 8 and 9 inch – but crucially, they will have Wimax built in – giving it increased wireless capabilities.

In truth, there are not that many Wimax-enabled areas anywhere in the world, although 70 different countries are trialling it.

But Intel is betting heaviliy on Wimax as the winning next generation wireless network and so Asus has taken the plunge – at least, in North America.

The entry level Eee with Wimax will cost about $999, according to reports.

Hmm… makes my £200 4G EEE a bit of a bargain!