[LINK] Fwd: Today on Catch - Asus EEE PC 701 Netbook only $259.90
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.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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