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Whole-day Battery & Internet Storage Coming to ASUS Eee PC

Following our last post on “ASUS Launching New Eee PC 900 with 30GB Hard Drive?” rumours said ASUS is to churn out the whole-day battery for their Eee PC line and at the same time offering internet storage to their users.  No details yet but we’ll sure keep an eye on it.

July 27, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, NetBook | | Leave a comment

ASUS Launching New Eee PC 900 with 30GB Hard Drive?

Electronista ran a story about a possible upgrade to the ASUS Eee PC 900.  According to the the article, the specs would remain unchanged except for the hard drive where ASUS would beef it up to 30GB.  Battery life is said to decline from 2.5 hours to 2.2 hours due to the increased power demands for the drive.  Pricing is US$513 for the Linux version (which comes in black or white) and US$528 for the Windows version (black only).  No word on release date.

Source – Electronista via Engadget

July 18, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Notebooks | | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Updated XP drivers for ASUS Eee PC 901

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Updated XP drivers for ASUS Eee PC 901″. Click here for the read.

June 24, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Microsoft, Software | , , , | Leave a comment

ASUS Eee PC 1000 Announced

Pic from UMPC Fever

[28 May 2008]This according to UMPC Fever, that ASUS is launching the new 10″ screen Eee PC 1000 at the upcoming Computex 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan. For more info, check out UMPC Fever’s post here.

Source – UMPC Fever

[Updated: 5 June 2008] This is the latest on the ASUS Eee PC 1000 from Daily Tech. “Eee PC 1000 and Eee PC 1000H. The Eee PC 1000 will be available with up to a 40GB SSD while the Eee PC 1000H will be available with up to an 80GB 2.5″ 5400RPM HDD.

The Eee PC 1000/1000H and Eee PC 901 are all equipped with an Atom processor and include ASUS’s Super Hybrid engine which allows for easy manipulation of CPU speed, CPU voltage, and screen brightness to extend the life of the battery. When running in its most extreme mode, the Super Hybrid Engine can extract 7.8 hours of battery life from the new Eee PCs.

In addition, ASUS is also providing its new Eee PC family with 20GB of dedicated online storage (per machine) to perform backups or store personal data.”

Source – Daily Tech

June 5, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, News Related, Notebooks, UMPC | , , | 1 Comment

ASUS Confirms Touchscreen Eee Tablet PC

Pic from SlashGear

Chris Davies over at SlashGear confirmed that ASUS is going to roll out the touchscreen slate for their new line of Eee PC. It was also reported that the slate could be launched as early as the Taipei’s Computex show, which kicks off June 3rd, the same show that the original Eee PC debuted at last year.

For full article, click here for SlashGear’s post.

Source – SlashGear

May 24, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Tablet PCs | , | Leave a comment

Video Review – ASUS Eee PC 900

Still want to know more about the ASUS Eee PC 900? jkkmobile just released a 34 minute long video review which is so far the most thorough review on the Eee PC 900, check it out.

Source – jkkmobile

May 1, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Notebooks, UMPC, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Video Review – HP 2133 Mini-Note

Both very interesting video, the comparison on HP’s Vista version and the ASUS Eee PC running on WinXP might bot be the best comparison but nonetheless gives you a vague idea on the booting speed on both different processor.

Source – PCMPodcast

April 28, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, HP, Notebooks, UMPC | , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – The ASUS Eee PC 900 Mess

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “The ASUS Eee PC 900 Mess”. Click here for the read.

April 27, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, CNET, Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Notebooks, UMPC | , , , , | Leave a comment

ASUS Eee PC 900 – Battery Exchange Finally

Following my previous post on ASUS Eee PC 900 Battery – 4,400mAh or 5,200mAh or 5,800mAh?, ASUS Hong Kong finally announced that they will be exchanging all 4,400 mAH capacity batteries with the 5,800 mAH capacity batteries, that is, if your Eee PC 900 was purchased in Hong Kong since launch date (19 April). For information, please contact ASUS HK Royal Club, Tel: 2958 1620 (Kowloon); 35824770 (Hong Kong Island). Full press release (in Chinese) as follow -

Eee PC 900 免費升級更換至大容量 5800mAh 電池
親愛的華碩用戶

您好, 謝謝您對於華碩的支持與愛護.

EeePC 900系列所配備的電池有4cells (4400mAh) 及 (5800mAh) 兩種。由於在香港產品發佈會現場時機展示時間極短,因此本公司僅展示4cells (5800mAh) 之樣本機,可是經媒體報導後,令到有客戶誤以為與實際出貨4cells (4400mAh) 規格不符,華碩對此深感抱歉。

基於香港所有客戶對華碩的長期支持和愛護,華碩決定透過 ASUS HK Royal Club 將香港用戶的EeePC 900一律免費升級並更換為4cells (5800mAh) 電池。

再次感謝您支持和愛護華碩產品

查詢電話: ASUS HK Royal Club
九龍: 29581620
香港: 35824770

華碩電腦 敬上

Source – ASUS

April 23, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Notebooks, UMPC | , , | 3 Comments

ASUS Eee PC 900 Battery – 4,400mAh or 5,200mAh or 5,800mAh?

In my previous post, ASUS Eee PC 900 Launch Imminent, I linked up some pics from an unboxed article (dated 12 April) from XEPC.org where they showed that the battery capacity of the ASUS Eee PC 900 was at 5,200mAh.

In an even earlier article from one of the top local computer magazine (dated 15 April), PCMarket, it showed a higher capacity battery at 5,800mAh (PCMarket clarified on the 19 April that ASUS will be shipping the 4,400mAh battery instead, strange it showed a 7.2V output, seems like it’s from the Eee PC 701 instead)).

But in fact, this is what you’ll be getting out of the first batch of the ASUS Eee PC 900 launched in Hong Kong on the 19 April, a 4,400mAh battery.

April 21, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, My Gears, Notebooks, Review | , , | Leave a comment

Photo Review on My ASUS Eee PC 900

The ASUS Eee PC 900 features a 8.9″ active matrix TDT LCD screen with 1024×600 resolution; 1GB DD2 Ram; 20GB SSD and 1.3 mega-pixel camera. My Eee PC 900 runs on Linux and Firefox browser.  The whole thing do look small and feels incredibly light at 990g.  The wireless connection is slow at disconnecting and connecting but nonetheless still pretty smooth.

Retail price at HK$3,998 (US$513), but because of limited stock available at present, prices are up to HK$4,488 in Mongkok Computer Centre and HK$4,688 in Wanchai 168 Computer Centre.

As the Windows XP version are not available yet, expect another HK$680 if you want the retailers to install a copy of Windows XP licence for you, that is, if you can’t wait till they formally release it.  As for the screen protector, you can get it for around HK$150 (tight fit).
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April 21, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, Notebooks, Review, UMPC | , , , | 1 Comment

ASUS Eee PC 900 is in DA House

Wow, what a trip to Singapore, will do a wrap up on that later tonight. While I was gone, ASUS Hong Kong launched the ASUS Eee PC 900 (Linus version) and the first batch was on sale yesterday. As I got back late last night (around 3:00am), I got a message that mine was ready for pick up today.

Okay, some pics for now and I’ll follow up with a more detail review in a few hours. If you have any questions, just post it up here and I’ll include them in the review.

April 20, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, My Gears, Notebooks, UMPC | , , | 7 Comments

ASUS Eee PC 900 Launch Imminent

Pic from XEPC.org

[13 April] Following my last post on the ASUS Eee PC 900, we learned that have just hit the FCC and the first unbox pics started surfacing so the launch date is imminent. Over the weekend, XEPC.org published the unbox pics of the ASUS Eee PC 900 and if you want to take a first look at it, the link is here.

Source – XEPC.org

[Updated: 15 April] Added the following video preview of the ASUS Eee PC 900 from PCMarket.com.hk.

Source – PCMPodcast

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, Notebooks, UMPC, Video | | 4 Comments

HP 2133 UMPC vs ASUS Eee PC – Boot-up Test

XP vs Vista, not really a head-to-head comparison but well.

Source – TechnologyGuide

April 11, 2008 Posted by | Eee PC, Gadgets n Gizmos, HP, UMPC, Video | , , | 3 Comments

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