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

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Fri Jun 5 17:01:54 EST 2009

At 12:39 PM 5/06/2009, Brendan Scott wrote:
>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.

Ah, thanks for the heads up. I stopped in Dicky Smiths this arvo and 
looked at what they were selling as netbooks -- Toshiba and Acer in 
the $700+ range. I mentioned I was after an ebook reading option, so 
he showed me the ipod touch, which is about half that price. I asked 
if they were going to handle the Sony and he said it probably 
wouldn't be decided until the next FY when the buyers once again have budgets.

So I decided to wait. The idea of a new version netbook, even running 
WinCE is an interesting new developmnt.


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