Asus Unveils 2 New Linux-Powered Netbooks

Asus Unveils 2 New Linux-Powered Netbooks

Asus introduced the Eee PC back in 2007. This quickly became the standard for netbooks. In fact, some say the Eee PC coined the term netbook. Earlier this week, the Eee PC line was updated with two new models, the X101 and R011PX (shown above). Both models feature 10.1″ displays, built-in cameras, 4 hour batteries, 802.11B/G/N networking, and SD card slots.

The X101 comes with a 8 GB storage, 1 GB RAM, and a 1.33 GHz Atom N435 processor (a 1.66 GHz Atom N455 processor is available by special order). This netbook ships with MeeGo Linux installed and retails for about $209 US.

The R011PX ships with Ubuntu Linux installed on it’s 320 GB hard drive. That’s right… it’s a huge increase in storage. It features the same 1.66 GHz N455 processor which is available by special order on the X101, and includes 1 GB RAM. It is not on sale yet in the US, but is expected to cost about $309 when it ships.

Even though experts are saying the netbook is dead… they sure are hard to ignore at these prices. icon smile Asus Unveils 2 New Linux Powered Netbooks

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