Asus set to debut volume shipments of the $199 Linux-Based Laptop

Ars Technica has a little writeup about the Asus Eee Laptop. It’s small, uses little power, will price from $199 to $369, with the $349 model targeting the US mainstream. Offers 4, 8, or 16GB solid-state storage. With solid-state storage, access to data will be much faster than your standard hard disk (solid-state media is about 15 times faster than standard mechanical hard disks).

It will be running a Xandros-derived Linux OS (wonder if Fedora or Ubuntu would work on them?) and oh, yes … did I mention that it just weighs 2 pounds?

The Asus page on the product is a bit underwhelming and slow to load, but Wikipedia has a nice writeup on it.

HOT Hardware has a very good review of it, apparently they’ve played with it and they offer action-shots.

Image Source: Wikipedia.

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