Specifications

The box itself actually has a fairly descriptive label:


The Eee itself tells us the basics, with additional clarification on the Celeron M processor in the BIOS.



It's also useful to look at ASUS' comparison chart of the four Eee models. We've included pricing for the models.

ASUS Eee PC Model Comparison
  Eee PC 8G Eee PC 4G Eee PC 4G Surf Eee PC 2G Surf
Display 7" 7" 7" 7"
Intel CPU & Chipset Yes Yes Yes Yes
Operating System Linux
Windows XP compatible
Linux
Windows XP compatible
Linux
Windows XP compatible
Linux
Windows XP compatible
Ethernet Communication Yes Yes Yes Yes
WLAN Yes Yes Yes Yes
Memory 1G (DDR2) 512MB (DDR2) 512MB (DDR2) 512MB (DDR2)
S.S.D. Storage (Solid-State Disk) 8G 4G 4G 2G
Camera Yes Yes No No
Audio Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Hi-Definition audio
Stereo speaker
Microphone
Battery 4 Cells: 5200 mAh, 3.5hrs* 4 Cells: 5200 mAh, 3.5hrs* 4 Cells: 4400 mAh, 2.8hrs* 4 Cells: 4400 mAh, 2.8hrs*
Weight 0.92 kg 0.92 kg 0.92 kg 0.92 kg
Current Price Not yet released ($499 Est.) $400 $350 $300

One feature that should stand out is the amount of memory. Previous reports stated the 2G Surf model would have only 256MB of memory when released. In fact, the 2G Surf models are shipping with 512MB of memory. This is great news, especially if you're considering a Windows XP install. The 2G Surf does not have the built-in webcam of its 4G brother, but does retain the microphone.

Index Drive Space and Memory Utilization
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  • New City Vegas - Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - link

    7 embedded video reviews - ASUS EEE PC (one in German)

    length: 2 to 25 minutes

    http://lasvalley.com/mixx/asus-eee-review-video.ht...">http://lasvalley.com/mixx/asus-eee-review-video.ht...
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  • laok - Sunday, January 06, 2008 - link

    As customers, we need a little competition in the market. Reply
  • laok - Sunday, January 06, 2008 - link

    As customers, we need a little competition in the market. Reply
  • Schugy - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    The Kohjinsha is more expensive but it has some nice features like LED backlight, scroll buttons next to the display and more. It would be even cheaper without the microsoft tax.
    Maybe you can make a real UMPC overview with Sony, Everex, OLPC and others including hardware support tests under Ubuntu, XP and VIsta.
    Reply
  • LEKO - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    The Asus eee is a very interesting beast. It is on my "wishlist".

    I think the concept is perfect for people who mainly use a Desktop and sometimes needs a laptop for casual out of the office meeting or couch surfing/mailing.

    From your review, I would suggest a few things to Asus:
    - Have a memory slot for possible upgrade
    - Have 1024 pixels width LCD panel (to match most applications/web sites).
    - Have an SD card reader (To compensate for the SSD small size)
    - Have at lease 2 USB port (Plug a mouse, MP3 player, external HDD)

    For the rest, the concept is great!
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  • mmntech - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    There are plans for Asus to put a 1024x600 screen in th Eee PC. That will solve issues with programs that require an 800x600 res, especially under XP.
    http://www.dailytech.com/ASUS+Prepares+Next+Genera...">http://www.dailytech.com/ASUS+Prepares+...+WiMAX+L...
    Just like a car, it's usually a good idea not to buy the first model year. Gives them time to iron out the kinks. Eee PC 2.0 looks promising, especially with WiMAX support built in.

    My big wishlist for this system is still HDD space and battery life. I'm curious is 2.6h is the average or maximum. If it's the max, it's too short compared to some larger models. The MacBook for example gets about 4-5hr and I'm sure PC laptops with similar hardware are the same.
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  • DanaGoyette - Saturday, January 05, 2008 - link

    1024x600 sounds like a really odd aspect ratio.
    1024x640 would be better -- it's a true 16:10 ratio.
    Oh, and I still wonder why the heck ASUS decided to use a runs-at-full-speed-all-the-time (and thus power-wasting) Celeron instead of something like even an old Pentium M.
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  • betaluva - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    for all your answers go to http://forum.eeeuser.com/">http://forum.eeeuser.com/ its a REALLY good eee site Reply
  • LEKO - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    Oups! Just noticed that the ASUS eee already supports external memory cards (like SD). Reply
  • elpresidente2075 - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    With the exception of the panel, all of your concerns are taken care of with the non-surf models. There are rumors of a new model in the march/april time frame, so time will tell if that gets addressed. Reply

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