Asus Ecc PC

I found this story on Brighthand

According to Brighthand:

It will be 8.9 inches wide, 6.5 inches deep, and 1.4 inches thick (22.5 cm by 165 cm by 35 mm). It will weigh just under 2 pounds (890 g).

Details are somewhat unclear in this area, but it appears that the Eee PC will ship with a proprietary operating system with a basic set of functions, including web browsing, exchanging email, and even video chatting with a built-in VGA camera.

Users will apparently have the option of loading full versions of Windows or Linux operating systems, but these won’t be bundled with this device. Asus hasn’t revealed what processor this model will use, but as Intel was part of the announcement it’s likely it will be one of this company’s low-power chips. The Eee PC will have the typical clamshell design for a laptop computer, with a 7-inch display, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a trackpad.

For a low-cost device, it will ship with an impressive collection of connectivity options: 56K modem, Ethernet, 802.11b/g, and Bluetooth. There has even been some mention of cellular-wireless connectivity.

To make it more resistant to breakage, the Eee PC won’t have a traditional spinning hard drive. Instead, it will include either a 4 GB or 16 GB solid-state Flash drive.

– Its battery life is expected to be about 3 hours on a single charge.
– Asus plans to start shipping units in August, with the goal of selling 200,000 units in 2007.
– These will sell for $200 and $300; the higher amount will be for the version with a larger capacity Flash drive.

To give you an idea of size, here’s an image from the Asus site.

This could be an interesting development alongside UMPCs if it is possible to load an OS that can run music applications. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but for $200 – $300 can you go too far wrong?

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