At Computex 2008 in Taiwan, the brand new ASUS EEE 901 pc was unveiled. There was a number of hypothesis about upgrades in latest months in pc stress. A lot of the hypothesis was completely correct.

You will see that the brand new machine can have Intel® Atom TM 1.6 GHz. Processor. This isn’t stunning for the reason that pc press has been speculating solely on the processor velocity. For many who are usually not aware of the brand new Atom TM Intel processor, we now have accomplished an article on it.

The reminder of the specification appears to be completely according to the outdated EEE PC 900. Outdated as ASUS ceased to take orders for 900 for Computex. It's a alternative of both acquainted Home windows XP or Linux. Each techniques promote for a similar value because the Linux pc can have 20 GB of house in comparison with 12 GB for the Home windows XP model.

One introduces a video gameplayer on "Electricpig" has already taken the EEE PC 901 aside and has discovered some fascinating options on the motherboard. You will see that there’s an interface for a SIM card to be put in and likewise an area for a PCI-E card that has the choice of WiMax. Undoubtedly, ASUS 901 can be upgraded as soon as they’re put in.

An excellent machine has been supported by a greater processor and will it race or need it? One of many issues for ASUS is that the disk on the EEE 901 may be very restricted. One marketed at Computex was the supply of 20 GB of Web permissions for the ASUS EEE consumer. This supply solely seems to be obtainable for 1 yr, and it’s restricted. It appears that evidently that is an acknowledgment that EEE storage shouldn’t be fairly massive sufficient. There’s additionally sturdy competitors now. There are two HP2133 computer systems with an enter stage that look higher than ASUS, which both has four GB of mounted disk or 120 GB of arduous drive. In lots of markets, the 120 GB model will promote on the identical value as ASUS EEE 901. There are additionally gives from Dell and MSI that look very promising however some data shouldn’t be but obtainable.

Competitors can be plentiful in lots of markets for these machines and it’ll solely be by trying on the advertisements that you can find what you actually can be found for. Personally, I might get a Linux pc and profit from the additional disk mattress. Many are too technically challenged to make time to be taught a brand new working system, and they’re going to follow what they know. The primary downside for enterprise and residential pc customers is that there isn’t any choice with this machine to run Vista in any format or type. It appears that evidently Microsoft will gladly let XP proceed supplied it is just for these signing books.

Supply by Beverley Clement