Deal of the week: Eee PC and cheap 4GB RAM kit


— 3:58 PM on January 11, 2008

We haven't yet featured Asustek's Eee PC in one of our weekly deals, but it's high time for a change. After all, the Eee PC is definitely deal post material: it's both outrageously cheap and an excellent product, as we found in our review of the 4G model.

For this deal post, we've settled on the Eee PC 4G Surf, which Newegg sells for $349.99 in both its Pearl White and Galaxy Black incarnations. That $350 gets you a two-pound laptop with a 7" 800 x 480 display, an Intel Celeron ULV processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4GB solid-state drive, 2.8 hours of battery life, a pre-installed Linux-based operating system, and a footprint not much bigger than that of your average DVD case.

Sure, there's no discount tied to this system, but $350 for a machine like this is a steal. The 4G Surf also seems to be the sweet spot of the Eee PC line, since the $50-cheaper 2G Surf model has half the storage capacity and the $50-pricier 4G doesn't offer much except longer battery life and a built-in camera.

Our second deal this week is OCZ's Vista Upgrade 4GB DDR2-800 memory kit, which Newegg has on sale for $87.99. That kind of price tag was cheap for a 2GB DDR2-667 memory kit barely a year ago, so it's definitely enticing for a 4GB DDR2-800 kit today. Folks adventurous enough to wander into the world of mail-in rebates can also save another $25, bringing the kit's price down to a scant $62.99 minus shipping. The kit's a fine deal even without the rebate, though.

 
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