eee PC

  • Atom-based Eee on its way to you next week, $650

    Atom-based Eee on its way to you next week, $650


    TGDaily reports that the Atom-based Eee PC will be coming next week, but they seem rightly skeptical of the little guy. After all, at $650 it’s no longer that cheap (you could get a used MacBook for that price), and not only is the performance not really up to par but it’s a certainty that dual-core Atoms are forthcoming in just a few months so your investment in the chipset would… Read More

  • Microsoft to offer limited XP to low-cost PC makers

    Microsoft to offer limited XP to low-cost PC makers


    Microsoft has unveiled a plan under which a somewhat crippled version of XP will be made available to the makers of low-cost PCs like the Eee PC and XO laptop. I’m not sure how I feel about this; at $25 it’s practically free, but the arbitrary hardware limitations Microsoft is imposing are, I think, kind of despicable: the PC vendors that make ULPCs must limit screen sizes to… Read More

  • Eee PC 900 gets priced and dated

    Eee PC 900 gets priced and dated


    Sweet. I might actually be able to use a little XP machine at these specs. People are probably going to make noise about the thing costing $549 (more than expected, I think), but really it’s still an incredible bargain and the hardware bump allays the concerns many had about getting an Eee. It’s got a gig of RAM now and 12 or 20 gigs of solid-state hard drive space (12 for XP, 20… Read More

  • Asus adds HD tuner support to Eee PC

    Asus adds HD tuner support to Eee PC


    Asus provided their tiny Eee PC with 3 USB 2.0 ports in order to make it on par with most other notebooks on the market, however it has been lacking in support for many popular peripherals such as TV tuners. It now seems that Asus is updating the Linux drivers for it’s My Cinema U3100 Mini DVB-T and DMB-TH tuners. Preliminary testing shows that the driver and software work well, but… Read More

  • Quick Hands-on with the ASUS eee PC running Windows XP

    Quick Hands-on with the ASUS eee PC running Windows XP


    What’s small, opalescent, and runs Windows XP Home? It’s the ASUS eee PC that just landed here at the Biggs home, amazing my mother with its tininess. It has 4 GB of solid state storage and a 900 MHz processor. Nothing to write home about but I think this beast deserves a second look. Look for a full review next week. Read More

  • Microsoft may keep XP around awhile longer for sub-notebook users

    Microsoft may keep XP around awhile longer for sub-notebook users

    Windows XP is one of the two available OSes for the Eee PC, but there’s a problem: The Eee PC is fairly new, but Microsoft has publicly said it is planning on killing XP in the near future. That would put purchasers of the minuscule laptop up the creek, support-wise. There are rumors, though, that MS will stay the execution of XP for small laptop owners, a very quickly growing market… Read More

  • Best Buy getting the Eee PC in first half of April

    Best Buy getting the Eee PC in first half of April

    For those of you who’ve been looking for the Eee PC to check out and perhaps even purchase but didn’t know where to look, we can help. Turns out Best Buy is landing the laptop at some point in the next two weeks or so. This is the original 7-inch version running XP for $399, but we can likely expect the 8.9-inch version this summer. Read More

  • Rumor: Next-gen Eee PC to sport touchscreen

    Rumor: Next-gen Eee PC to sport touchscreen

    Asus President Jerry Shen said the next-gen Eee PC would not have a touchscreens in January, but panel makers in China are telling otherwise. Sometime in Q2 a new Eee PC will be launched with a resistive touchscreen, but why would anyone want that? I don’t go poking the screen on my laptop so why would I want to do that on the Eee? The touchscreen panels are said to cost Asus an extra $10. Read More

  • Nine-inch Asus Eee on its way

    [photopress:eee.jpg,full,center] Asus keeps bringing the Eee, and we thank them for it. Word around the Web today is that at a press event tomorrow, Asus will be debuting a new Eee PC ultraportable with a (relatively) huge 9-inch screen. Suh-wheat. Other stats of the so-called Eee PC 900 are 1GB RAM, up to 12GB storage, and a 1024×600 resolution screen. No word on the processor or… Read More

  • Upgrading your eee PC processor: Complicated but interesting

    Upgrading your eee PC processor: Complicated but interesting

    The page doesn’t offer much in the way of “instruction” or “advice” but the writer does propose that the eee PC’s measly processor can be replaced with a faster, $30 processor with a little soldering and an iron will. the cpu run at 840Mhz default using bios 0801,then i need the full power ,just use some CPU freq tuning software ,like eeeclock^^,thx… Read More

  • Eee PC says sayonara Linux, hello XP

    Eee PC says sayonara Linux, hello XP

    Forget the MacBook Air, I’m getting myself a Linux-free Eee PC. I love Windows XP and I’m a big fan of the little guy from Asus. The 4G-X, as it’s being called in the land of the rising sun, is really the 4G and nothing other than the OS is different then what we have here. I’m still jealous and I want one. It goes on sale this Friday for about $470. Product Page Read More

  • Asus joining forces with Intel, Sprint to bring WiMax to its Eee PC

    Asus joining forces with Intel, Sprint to bring WiMax to its Eee PC


    Image via Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia With CES next week, expect this week to be filled with lots of “Item A to debut @ Show, could be bad or good.” The first such rumor I’ve seen is that a revamped Asus Eee PC will be at CES with an 8.9-inch display (the current Eee PC has a 7-inch display). No, that’s not really exciting. But WiMax, that’s a different… Read More

  • Asus Eee PC gets bedazzled

    Asus Eee PC gets bedazzled


    Not really bedazzled, but I was just listening to Dane Cook and he was talking about his sisters bedazzling his jean jackets when he was a kid. Umm. Ok. Awkward. Asus is looking to cash in on the popularity of the Eee with a handful of accessories for the new year. Whatever shade of vomit you decide on for your Eee, if you don’t have one, can be accompanied by a mouse with the same shade. Read More

  • DIY: Upgrade your Eee PC

    DIY: Upgrade your Eee PC

    If you were lucky enough to grab an Eee PC before they flew off the shelves then you may want to consider slating this DIY project for the weekend. Doesn’t seem too difficult a task and it’s probably worth the effort to have 16GB of storage and Bluetooth. If you’re not that adventurous then consider the Belkin Bluetooth USB dongle, pansy. Read More

  • Rumor: Eee PC to officially support Windows next year, with 3.8 Million unit sales target?

    Rumor: Eee PC to officially support Windows next year, with 3.8 Million unit sales target?

    Asus thinks it’s going to sell 3.8 Million Eee PCs next year. While that’s a grand notion, it might actually have some substance. According to an anonymous leak, Asus is in talks with Microsoft on adding official Windows support to the sub-sub-laptops, and Intel wants in on the action as well. But even with the “help” of Windows, is 3.8 Million a likely number? No. A… Read More

  • Asus's eee PCs get names, specs, real

    Asus's eee PCs get names, specs, real

    When the lines between UMPC and laptop get blurred, we get confused, angry, agitated, and aroused. It’s an odd reaction mixture, sure, but our shrink says it’s natural. That’s what we’re feeling now on news that Asus’s eee PC line has new models and a new naming scheme. Ok, not the most earthshattering news, but those who’ve been anticipating these… Read More