ASUS Eee adds two letters: XP

by admin April 7, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Late last year, ASUS broke open the mini-notebook category with the slight, light, and affordable Eee PC 4G. Who wouldn’t want a machine that weighs two pounds and measures about 8.9 by 6.5 by 1.4 inches deep? And at $399, the Linux-based box became a viable solution for cost-conscious road warriors and students. While we await review units of the pending Eee PC 900, we do have some news about its little brother currently on the market: As of this week, the Eee line can now come pre-loaded with XP as well for those who fear open-source OSes.

The price of Eee PC XP we looked at costs $469, because it comes with a bundled SD card. Another version without the SD card costs $399 (it will sell on today and in retail stores starting April 21), according Asus spokesperson Charlton Ho.

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