Asus puts up product page for $199 Eee PC

That $199, MeeGo-powered Eee PC we saw at Computex is drawing closer to release. At least, one would think so, considering Asus has put up a product page for the system, revealing its full specifications and a handful of pretty pictures.

According to that page, the Eee PC X101 features a 10.1" 1024x600 display, an Atom N435 or N455 processor, 1GB of DDR3 memory, an 8GB Serial ATA solid-state drive, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, and a 28-Wh battery rated for four hours of run time. Asus quotes a weight of 0.92 kg (2.02 lbs) and a thickness of 17.6 mm (0.7"), which is somewhat remarkable for a 10" netbook.

Of course, the low price, slim chassis, and light weight come with some strings attached. For starters, word around the web seems to be that the system's Atom N435 processor is clocked at just 1.33GHz, down from 1.66GHz for the more popular N455 chip. There's also that 8GB SSD, which isn't exactly capacious. To top it off, Asus ships the system with MeeGo Linux, a somewhat unproven operating system that's yet to break into the mainstream.

Luckily, DigiTimes reports that Asus will offer a $299 Eee PC X101H model running Windows 7 Starter. I'd expect that model to pack a little more storage capacity and perhaps an Atom N455 instead of the N435.

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