[LINK] ASUS Eee PC, $499 in Myer for Christmas

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Thu Nov 22 09:28:22 AEDT 2007

Less exciting at A$500 :-(
Will this set a new low price-point and force a "Windows divergence"?
The gPC at Wal-Mart: $200 for Linux, $300 for Vista [with more memory, disk]

By Stan Beer      
Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Taiwanese PC vendor ASUS has chosen Myer as its primary retailer for its
new fast selling Linux sub-notebook the Eee PC. The Eee PC will be
available for the Christmas shopping season at Myer Sydney from 1
December 2007 and Myer stores nationally from 2 December 2007, with a
recommended retail price of AUD$499.

According to Asus, the company is selling a Eee PC, which a customised
version of the Xandros Linux distribution, every six seconds, which
equates to about 100,000 a week.

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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