Low-cost ‘Eee PC’ mini Laptop introduced by ASUS and Intel; could be...

Low-cost ‘Eee PC’ mini Laptop introduced by ASUS and Intel; could be the new ‘OLPC’

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Intel Eee PC Laptop

Intel has joined hands with ASUSTek to introduce an array of low-cost portable, which includes a laptop that would be priced at $200, especially for use in developing countries.

The announcement of this revolutionary notebook dubbed ‘Eee PC’ was made at Computex 2007. This tiny full featured low-end laptop could well become part of the ‘OLPC’ Project.

To showcase the Eee PC, Jonney Shih, chairman and chief executive, ASUS, was invited to announce the low-cost laptop, which has been designed to help spread computing to poorer regions of the world.

In case you are wondering, the three Es in the Eee PC stand for Easy to Learn, work, play; Excellent Internet experience and Excellent mobile computing experience.

The new Eee PC laptop, which costs just $200 aims to provide access to knowledge and modern forms of education to people in developing countries. Thus, Intel has named it as a “World Ahead” initiative.

According to Sean Maloney, executive vice president at Intel and chief marketing and sales officer, “It will give people the chance to access the Internet and share in the 21st century opportunity.”

Listed below are the features of the $200 Eee PC laptop:

  • Display: 7-inches
  • CPU & Chipset: Intel Mobile CPU and Chipset
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/ Linux 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: High-definition Audio CODECD; Built-in stereo speaker; Built-in microphone
  • Battery Life: 3 hours (4 cells: 5200mAh, 2S2P)
  • Dimension & Weight: 22.5 x 16.5 x 2.1-3.5cm, 0.89kg
  • The Eee PC Laptop will be available sometime later this year and the cost is expected to range from $199 to $299 depending on the feature set. Intel said it hoped to ship about 200,000 of the notebooks this year after production begins later this summer.

    12 COMMENTS

    1. Can i get ur $200 laptop & other laptops in India. What would be the extra money i have to pay for geting door shipment in INDIA along with warranty certificate. plz reply as soon as possible

    2. when this product will be available in Indonesia..? Please reply to my email.
      Regards
      Coral

    3. Is it possible if we can order for our college in Pakistan?

      Is it possible to run the Visual Studio 2005+ on this machine? What about vista? What if we need to update it to 2 GB of RAM and minimum 40 GB Storage Space?

      Please let me know if this device is available and can be expanadable.

    4. how about playing games and grafix support in the laptop??Will it be able to work on projectors aquilib@gmail.com

    5. Sir,

      I m physically handicapped. It is difficult for me to transfer 14″ laptop because of my handicapped nature.

      If I can get 7″ to 10″ laptop its better for me.

      I want to use its for share bazzar online trading
      with lower cost

      Pls send me when its available

      with best regards

      P.P. Jani

    6. ive bought this one just awhile ago. here in manila. it is avail in the philippines guys since last year. it cots me 9000php-that is 225usd. it’s good ‘coz i have wi-fi connection at home! really portable! that is what you call HANDY!

    7. o sorry. it was for 18000 pesos rather. it was through my credit card.i paid half and the other half maybe in the coming months. haha. whew.so it costs higher in here. i cant find online store for this and so i was forced to buy here twice the original price in america. roughly 450 dollars

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