Friday, June 20, 2008

Asus EeePC 4GB - S$398 (33% OFF) + 20GB HDD

Only for 3 hours today, the much-hyped Asus EeePC (4GB) is going on Sale at S$398 (30% OFF) with FREE 1.8-inch 20GB Portable HDD.

At a glance, the EeePC is an ultraportable lightweight (0.92kg) notebook with a 7-inch display. The use of a flash-based Solid State Disk (SSD) ensures shock-resistance. It is connectivity anywhere with both WiFi 802.11 b/g and 10/100 Ethernet available. Expandability is possible via 3 USB 2.0 ports, built-in SD card reader, VGA Output port and PCI-E slot. Multimedia and Instant Messaging are a breeze with built-in PC Cam, Speakers and Microphone. With the intuitive ASUS-customized Xandros Linux Operating System that takes up minimum storage space, work is made easy with pre-loaded applications such as "Documents" (Word), "Spreadsheets" (Excel), "Presentations" (Powerpoint), "PDF Reader", "Dictionary", which are "Open Office" applications that are fully compatible with "MS Office". Entertainment is made convenient with "Media Player" that supports iPods, DivX and more, while "Skye" and "Messenger" keeps you connected with family and friends. Not to forget "Firefox" and other "Google" applications to complete your web-surfing experience. Apart from these low-memory consuming applications, with the Intel Celeron processor and DDR2 RAM (expandable), operations are speedy with a boot-up time of only 12 seconds.

ASUS EeePC 701 (4GB) Specifications

Processor: Intel Celeron M ULV 900MHz
Graphics: Integrated Intel GMA 900 GPU
Storage: 4GB of Flash-based storage (SSD)
Memory: 512MB of DDR2 RAM (667MHz)
OS: Xandros Linux (Asus customized)
Screen: 7-inch screen with 800 x 480 resolution
Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA monitor out, headphone jack, microphone input, SD card reader (SDHC compatible), Kensington lock slot, Ethernet 10/100
Webcam (0.3 MP)
Battery: 4-cell 5200 mAh 7.4V Li-Ion (rated at 3.5 hours)
Wireless: 802.11b/g Atheros
Input: Keyboard and Touchpad
Weight: approximately 2 lbs with battery, 2.5 lbs travel weight with AC adapter.
Two-year warranty


My Impression
When I first knew about the Asus EeePC, I was going "eeek! Can this PC really peform?". However, after I saw it and tried it out in a roadshow, I was completely impressed by it. The smooth speedy operation and comprehensive pre-loaded applications makes switching from my Compaq (Windows XP) and iBook (MacOS X) the least consideration. The ultralight weight, small form and portability is what I would like to call a "palm-top PC". For those who wish not to compromise without Windows XP, plenty of websites and YouTube videos teaches users on how to install Windows XP on a Linux-based EeePC. The small capacity of the SSD is going to be a pain, but a portable HDD makes the sky the limit. The refreshing colours in Pure white/Blush pink/Sky blue/Lush green/Galaxy black can only make others so envy! I can only imagine myself at work, in a cafeteria, on the train, or even lying on the bed, holding it in one palm and the other tapping on the keypad/touchpad. Now sweat!

I am tempted to score this fabulous deal at S$398 (33% OFF) plus FREE 1.8-inch 20GB portable HDD!
Should I cheong to be the lucky few to grab this fabulous offer today?

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