[LINK] Fwd: Today on Catch - Asus EEE PC 701 Netbook only $259.90

Brendan Scott brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Fri Jun 5 12:39:45 EST 2009


Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 11:40 AM 5/06/2009, Brendan Scott you wrote:
>> now entering it - albeit at gratuitously high configuration/price
>> points.  Hopefully they'll all be eaten out from below when ARM
>> equipped versions hit the market later this year.
> 
> ARM??

Not from Asus.  The new wave of netbooks will be based on ARM processors, and are touted to have a full day's battery life and cost half that of an eee - albeit with a 400MHz processor.  I am told that of the Windows family, only Windows CE is capable of running on the ARM architecture.  If this is all true, the cat will be truly among the pigeons by the end of the year.  

They will also not be able to connect to iTunes - but shame on anyone who makes this observation.   

Refs:
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS4958089290.html
http://www.dailytech.com/250+Netbook+Running+Android+Coming+in+Three+Months/article14976.htm
http://www.reuters.com/article/reutersEdge/idUSTRE53N59920090424
  





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