Cheap eee’s Coming But Get A 7″ While You Can

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A new report from Asustek (say it out loud… it’s fun) says the company will be shipping $200 variations of its now famous (and ubiquitous) eee PC.

I grabbed a 7″ model in January of this year before Asus flooded the market with more variations than imaginable. It’s one of their “weaker” machines in terms of specs now, but I still love the little guy to death and wouldn’t part with him for an ATOM processor-based 8.9″ eee for anything.

So, I was sad to read this:

Asustek expects to ship US$200 Eee PC in 2009, says president: “Shen also pointed out that 7- and 8.9-inch Eee PCs will slowly phase out of the market to be replaced by 10-inch products.”

Part of the charm and mystique of the little computer that started a revolution is its amazingly small size and form factor. I constantly get asked what it is when I’m out in public. When I have the eee and a Kindle at a coffee shop, I look like a real geek freak.

So, go grab a 7 inch Asus eee while you can (only $330 at Amazon!). They are cheap and don’t have as many features as the more expensive 8.9 or 10 inch models, but we’re talking about a netbook here. All you need is Firefox and you’re good to go.

4 thoughts on “Cheap eee’s Coming But Get A 7″ While You Can

  1. If they went to colleges and surveyed students, it would be worth looking into. If they gathered all of this information from reported apple sales and other laptop reported from the various retailers, this would be worth looking into. Instead, it's a generalization based on one particular site's survey, a site that's trumped by competitors like newegg.com, tigerdirect

  2. If they went to colleges and surveyed students, it would be worth looking into. If they gathered all of this information from reported apple sales and other laptop reported from the various retailers, this would be worth looking into. Instead, it's a generalization based on one particular site's survey, a site that's trumped by competitors like newegg, tigerdirect

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