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EEE PCs are still the best selling netbooks, at least in Japan

ASUS EEE PC are still the best selling netbooks in Japan with having nearly 27% of the total market share of netbooks. Also, EEE 1000H is the best selling netbook in Japan followed by Lenovo Ideapad S10 and Acer Aspire One.

Commentary: The reason behind the EEE 1000H’s success is simple. With newer EEE PCs rolling out in the market, the price of the 1000H has fallen down considerably. The full-featured netbook along with an irresistible price tag have together resulted in great sales.

[via digitimes]

Also read:
Lenovo Ideapad S10 review

ASUS Eee Box PC B206 showcased at CeBIT 2009

At CeBIT 2009, ASUS  has showcased the EEE BOX B206. This EEE box features ATI’s Radeon HD 3450 graphics card with 256MB of DDR2 memory. Here are its specifications:

  • Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU
  • 1GB of SO-DIMM DDR2 memory
  • 160GB HDD+10GB Eee Storage
  • Gigabit LAN
  • 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth
  • Card Reader
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI port with DVI-D via adapter
  • Dimensions: 222x178x26.9mm

Is ASUS going to advertise it as gamer’s EEE? Who knows? Anway, I was expecting to see it with Dual Core Atom processor. Imagine how powerful this nettop would have become then (dual core atom+ATI’s Radeon HD 3450 graphics card)

[via fudzilla]

ASUS EEE PC available in 2 new colors

Seems like ASUS too has been bitten by the Apple iPod color bug. It has rolled out special versions of ASUS EEE PC 901(red) and 900(purple) respectively.

However, the only difference between them and non-fancy ones is only color. Nothing else.

ASUS EEE PC 1000H released in India

ASUS EEE PC 1000H has been released in India. It is a great news for the India. Price is Rs 29000(~US $670). It certainly is NOT easy to pay. There is something wrong in it’s description on the ASUS website. 1000H comes with HDD and not with SSD. Funny thing is that it has been mentioned many times in it’s description page.

From ASUS site,

This Eee PC™ 1000 offers even more options to users for unique user experiences. With its shockproof Solid State Drive (SSD) design, users will be able to enjoy stable and reliable computing on-the-go; while up to 8 hours of battery life, high speed 802.11n connectivity and exclusive 20GB Eee Storage makes it the ideal traveling companion for outdoor activities. The large 10″ display provides comfortable viewing, and a keyboard that´s 95%* sized of generic notebooks make for easier typing and relaxing usage. It is also available in 6 custom colored designs to fit your unique personality.

ASUS EEE PC 1000H specification:

Operating System
Genuine Windows® XP Home
GNU Linux
Display
10″
Intel CPU & Chipset
Intel® Atom N270
Memory
1GB (DDR2)
Wireless Data Network
WLAN: 802.11 n
Bluetooth: YES
Storage
HDD 80GB ( Genuine Windows® XP Home)
HDD 80GB (Linux)
Camera
1.3M Pixel
Audio
Dolby Sound Room Certified (only support on XP OS)
Stereo speaker
Digital Array Mic
Battery
6 Cells, 3.2 ~ 7 hrs**

**Actual battery life is subject to normal usage and configuration as well as model type

Weight
1.45kg
Infusion
Red, Green, Black, Peony White, Pearl White and Fine Ebony

Installing or Upgrading RAM in the ASUS EEE PC

The 700s(this includes 700 and 701) come with just 512MB of RAM. You may wish to upgrade the RAM in near future especially if you are using XP on it.

Let me clear facts about the RAMs before we install a new RAM module in ASUS EEE PC 700:

  • The RAM in 8G vesion is not upgradable
  • 2G-Surf versions are not upgradable as the RAM is soldered
  • Black 4G-surf versions have RAM access cover. White ones don’t have it
  • Warranty won’t get void if you do a RAM upgrade
  • ASUS won’t be responsible if anything goes wrong when you’re doing a RAM upgrade
  • In Xandros(with which it actually comes with) is hard-coded to recognize upto 1GB of RAM
  • So even if you put in a 2G RAM module, only 1GB will be visible in Xandros

Here are the pictures:

1) Carefully remove the “ASUS” sticker from the RAM access door*. Put it somewhere else so that you can put it again later on incase you want to send it back to Asus in case of some problem.

2) Remove the screws. Take extra care of the ‘holders’ of the RAM chip.

3) Gently, remove the RAM

4) Put in a new RAM. Make sure the holders are correctly placed

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