This is novel—Nokia may not have released any MeeGo phones in the end, but Asus' Eee PC X101 dualboots both Nokia and Intel's beleaguered MeeGo OS, or Windows 7. No ubiquitous Android or Linux here, folks.
The Eee Pad Slider was announced so long ago (alright, in January) that I'd almost forgotten about it. But Asus sure hasn't, as they're gearing up for launch soon, according to a sly Facebook update.
They weren't joking when ASUS said they had some tablets in store for us this year. The Eee Pad runs Windows 7, and comes in two sizes: 10 and 12-inches.
Forbes is reporting in an interview with ASUS' Chairman Jonney Shih that they're preparing their "own iPad rivals," two models which will launch "in the coming months" and run on Google Chrome (or Android) and Windows.
The good news: two models of Asus Eee, the 1101HA and 1005HA, are eligible for free upgrades to Windows 7. The bad news: your 1101HA needs to be preloaded with Vista Home Premium and your 1005HA needs to be preloaded with Windows XP Pro or Vista Business. As Lilliputing so eloquently put it, "I didn't even know those…
There's no question, the Eee changed everything. But can Asus offer products that are on par with Apple design? According to Asustek vice chairman Jonathan Tsang, that's the aspiration.
Since the original, 7-inch Eee, netbooks have just gotten bigger. First 9, then 10, and now even 12 inches in size, most of these ultraportables are now just...quasi portable. Luckily, the Eee 1008HA Seashell reminds us what made netbooks so enticing in the first place: Size.
I find the Asus T91, spotted at CES, to be one of the most interesting netbooks coming to the market today.
A few months ago, I sat in a think tank with a group of distinguished digital camera experts. We were talking about the future of cameras, what was to come.
According do DigiTimes, the upcoming Asus Eee E1004DN will be the first Eee netbook to include an optical drive when it hits in mid-April overseas for about $550. Every time I fly, I'm amazed by how many people I see watching DVDs (not just digital files) on their laptops. So if these DVD-wielding Eees do come out, as…
According to Australian publication ARN, Asus revealed a plan to increase the prices on all "existing and upcoming notebooks and Eee Family products" starting March 1st—up to 20%. But Asus...uhh...no one has any money! UPDATE:
As one of the few tablet lovers here, I'm going crazy waiting for the Eee tablet netbook. Maybe instead, I ought to just make my own out of Eee 900HA like these guys.
The new Asus Eee PC 1000HE is available for preorder. So should you care? Maybe. It's got a marginally better processor than old Eees along with a purported 9.5 hours of battery life.
"If you think my one-of-a-kind MacBook Mini is great, then you should really see my custom Porsche. It's really just a wheelbarrow, but I've got like four or five Apple stickers on that puppy." [Thanks OMG Ponies!]