Well, it looks like the $199 laptop is finally here. It’s small, it’s running Linux (but also XP compatible), and it looks pretty darn slick.
Here are the specs:
from the ASUS web site
EeePC 701 Specification
CPU & Chipset: Intel mobile CPU & chipset
OS: Linux/ Microsoft Windows XP compatible
Communication: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet; 56K modem
WLAN: WiFi 802.11b/g
Graphic: Intel UMA
Memory: 512MB, DDR2-400
Storage: 4/ 8/ 16GB Flash
Webcam: 300K pixel video camera
Audio: Hi-Definition Audio CODEC; Built-in stereo speaker; Built-in microphone
Battery Life: 3hrs (4 cells: 5200mAh, 2S2P)
Dimension & Weight: 22.5 x 16.5 x 2.1~3.5cm, 0.89kg
According to Chinese Engadget, this thing should be available to “English Speaking Countries” in August. If so, expect this to be one of, if not THE item of the holiday shopping season.