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Foma powered Eee PC 1003HAG launching soon in Japan

Asus will start selling from 16th May, a new Eee PC, the 1003HAG, in Japan. The model features:

  • a 3G WAN Module to be used with NTT DoCoMo Data network
  • 160 GB HDD
  • 1GB RAM
  • Intel Atom N280 processor
  • Wifi
  • Webcam, and other usual Eee PC features

However it comes with a price tag of 550€, which is quite expensive price for a netbook.

[ASUS]

Asus Eee PC 1002H now in available Australia

The new Asus Eee PC 1002H netbook is now in stores in Australia. The 10-inch widescreen model is similar to the 1002HA. However, it features a chiclet keyboard and an Intel Atom N280 processor. Thus, supporting a battery life of about 4 to 6 hours. It is coming with a price tag of 769 – 879 AUD.

Taran reviewed the EEE 1000HE a couple of weeks back and he was not so much pleased with the chiclet keyboard. I’m yet to try one of these though.

EEEbox B208 HD coming to UK soon

EEEbox B208 HD, which sports the mighty Atom 330 dual-core processor will soon be released in UK at a price tag of 500 pounds! Ouch, that would hurt anyone’s wallet in such hard times. Anyway, here are its specs:

  • Atom 330 dual-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • ATI Radeon HD 4530 graphics
  • Wi-Fi support for b, g and draft-n networks
  • HDMI-out video port
  • 160, 250, or 320GB hard drive
  • 10GB EEE storage

The overall package is pretty neat and you get a lot for 500-pounds.

[ASUS B208 HD webpage]

OQO cancels all preorders for MODEL 2+

First we saw the disappearance of the OQO models from the expansys store and now we get the news that OQO  has canceled all the preorders for the model 2+. This further makes us think one think: Is OQO on the brink of getting bankrupt?

Clearly, UMPCs are now dying due to their huge price tags and poor demand. Companies need to realize that in such tough times, it would hard for the consumer to shell out $1000+ on a UMPC. ASUS has pretty much understood this fact that they released their tablet/UMPC at a fair price tag of $549.

I am personally not at all surprised due to the fact they were NOT able to offer satisfactory service to the customers in US or anywhere around the world. See this POST for more information about the extremely poor OQO customer support.

Toshiba unveils the UX Series Netbooks

Toshiba launches its new 10.1 inch widescreen range of netbooks in Japan this week, with a price tag of £400. The UX Series boasts of a longer battery life of about 4 hours compared to the NB100 netbook with battery life of 2.9 hours. However, inspite of its larger screen the model is smaller, at 263 x 192 x 31mm and weighs between 1.2 and 1.3Kg depending on the configuration. The other specifications are same as many other netbooks in the market, like:

  • Intel’s N280 Atom processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160GB Hard Disk Drive
  • 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution

The new netbook from Toshiba looks very promising. The chicklet keyboard seems to be of much better quality than the found on ASUS EEE 1000HE (reviewed here)

[via pc watch]

Dell Vostro A90 available at just $349

The Vostro A90 has hit the shores of US with a price tag of $349, which is about nearly 1/3rd of what it costs in Japan. It comes with the usual netbook-ish specifications:

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
  • 1GB RAM
  • Intel GMA 950
  • WiFi
  • 0.3MP webcam
  • 4-cell battery
  • Windows XP home

Interestingly, unlike Dell Mini 9, Dell is not offerening a linux version of it. It should be noted that $349 price tag is for the 8GB SSD model and the 16GB SSD version will cost you $424.

[Dell Vostro A90] [via engadget]