Asus Eee PC 901 to start shipping with built-in 3.75G networking

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The Asus EeePC 901 will come with built-in 3.75G networking when it’s released next month. Asus swears up and down that the addition of 3.75G won’t adversely affect battery life, which it claims stands at 7.5 hours. We shall see.

On paper, 3.75G is as fast as 7.2Mbps down and 2 Mbps up. Your real world speeds may vary.

She’s based on that Intel Atom platform. You have your choice of 16GB or 20GB solid state drives, along with 1GB of RAM.

Anecdote: At a café two days ago, some chain smoking businessman—everyone smokes here in Barcelona—was using an Asus netbook. Blew my mind, almost.