Asus to Debut $500 iMac-Like All-In-One
Gizmodo, January 30, 2008
Asustek has announced it is adding an iMac-like all-in-one PC and a large-screen LCD TV with integrated Linux to its Eee PC lines. The $500 all-in-one is expected to launch in September and should be seen as a companion to the Eee PC desktop model. The president of the Taiwan-based company revealed a few more juicy bits of info, as well. Jerry Shen, head honcho of Asustek, confirmed that the E-DT desktop will be monitorless, and between $200-300 when it comes out in April or May. The E-monitor all-in-one is aimed at the iMac market with a 19- to 21-inch screen and integrated TV tuner. Both these products will eventually share Intel's Shelton '08 platform. The E-TV will enter into the 42-inch-plus LCD TV class, while integrating the Linux PC functions of the Eee line. The aim is to keep its price no more than $200 above its competitors. Shen also broke the news that, contrary to rumor, there will be no touchscreen for the Eee PC. Apparently, their research showed that there was little demand for it. Fine, be that way.
Asus Eee PC Can Play WoW
Gizmodo, January 2, 2008
...And a slew of other PC games, like HL2: Ep 2, GTA: Vice City and Warcraft III (natch) to name a few. EeeUser forum members are cobbling together a list of games that run on the machine, plus any caveats required for install and ownage. There's a request test list too, for the altruistic and adventurous.
Asus' Eee PC has been quite the hit since its release. All types of news about it have been popping up recently -- from new peripherals to rumored new versions coming out on CES next week. Now, Mobilewhack has come across news that the Eee can play PC games. Below is a video of someone playing GTA Vice City. Members of the eeeuser.com forums have gathered a list of PC games which can be played on the Eee. Aside from the usual PC Games, it has also been said that PlayStation emulators work on the Eee, which means more games for the happy Eee fans
The 7-inch handheld is rumored to be coming out this August for a mere $199
Gizmodo Tuesday, 7 of June 2007
Step aside, Foleo, there's a new sheriff in town. Asus' Eee PC 701 (we know, the name sucks) is an ultraportable/UMPC hybrid designed especially for Web browsing. The tiny handheld weighs 1.9 pounds and packs a 7-inch screen with a full keyboard. Intrigued? That's just the beginning.
The PC will be fitted with 512MB of memory and use either a 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB flash drive for storage. It'll have built-in wireless along with an integrated webcam and mic. No word on pricing or availability yet, but of the two ultraportable/UMPC hybrids we've seen (the Foleo and the VIA), I'd put my money on this one. As long as it's not absurdly priced, of course. – Louis Ramirez