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ZDevil
post Mar 6 2008, 12:42 PM
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http://www.pcw.co.uk/personal-computer-wor...hallenge-eee-pc

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I wish I was in Hannover now ...

A long shot in the wild. What counts here will be:

-- Screen resolution: the current 800x480 display on Eee PC will be the Achilles' heel for this line of product
-- Battery: 3 hours is the minimum
-- Price: US$500 or 550 at most
-- Wireless solutions: builtin bluetooth is a must, WiMax crowns the winner
-- No exotic design, PLEASE!

Other things like RAM, appearance, OS, USB ports, card readers are not as important, even though presumably they must be reasonable enough.
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post Mar 9 2008, 12:33 PM
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The Eee PC ... what's the deal?

In another (impossible) possible world, if Sony VAIO PCG-U1/U3 (or any other similar devices) was sold somewhere higher than the current price range where the Eee PC is in, say US$600, I bet it will be even far more successful than what Asus has achieved now and be hacked even more seriously.

Compared to the U1/U3, in terms of battery life, size, resolution, weight, capabilities, the Eee PC is not really such a big surprise.
Just saw a couple of U1 an U3 ebaying for around US$700 and US$800 ...
If my 701 cost me more than US$400, probably I simply wouldn't have bought it.
So the thing is, those older ultraportables, however decent they are, failed to capture a big enough target market for consumer electronics.
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