EEE PC at last

Since the launch EEE PC in late 2007, I have always wanted to get one. Somehow just didn't get down to buy it for various reason, the price I felt was too steep (300+ Euro) for EEEPC 700. So when the 900 comes up, it can be ordered in Ireland from complett for 399 (+ 12.50 delivery) and I thought that is getting reasonable. (1GB Ram, 20 GB disk with Linux).

When I came over to Hong Kong last week and found that the EEE PC 900 is selling at 3998 HKD I am delighted as the with the current exchange rate, 1Eur to 12 HKG, this is less than 340 Euro :). What is even more exciting is that the EEE PC 901 is also released with the new Intel Atom chip, which is selling for around 4298 HKG. The EEE PC 1000H with a 10" (didn't get a quote for that).

I brought the EEE PC 900 with Windows XP (English Version)at the end, well, it is for my daughter after all. I dread the possiblity of becoming her Linux support person for getting the Linux version.

Though I am writing this blog using it just to try it out, I must say it is quite usable, but the form is just a bit too small to rest on the lap. The very nice surprise are that StarSuite 8 is pre-installed, sliding 2 fingers down the mouse pad behaves as the the scroll wheel.

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