[IAEP] [Marketing] ASUS Eee PC X101 @ $199: A worthy non-XO platform for Sugar?

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Jul 28 12:10:07 EDT 2011

Asus just posted the specifications page for the X101:

Unfortunately at 28Wh the battery is relatively small so it will be
interesting to see what real-time battery life people will report.


Am 28.07.2011 11:17, schrieb Christoph Derndorfer:
> FYI: Directron in the United States now accepts pre-orders for the X101
> at a price point of $209: http://www.directron.com/x101eu17bk.html?gsear=1
> If anyone goes for it please let me know what you think about it,
> especially as a platform for education projects. Unfortunately it's
> still not available on this side of the big pond:-/
> Cheers,
> Christoph
> Am 30.05.2011 16:55, schrieb Christoph Derndorfer:
>> Hi all,
>> it's still early days but it looks like the ASUS Eee PC X101 presented
>> at a pre-Computex press event today could be a good platform for Sugar.
>> At a price-point of $199, less than 1kg of weight, and with a 1.33GHz
>> Intel Atom CPU this really does look like an interesting product for
>> schools, both in developing and developed nations.
>> Since it runs Meego I would assume that on the software side of things
>> getting other Linux distributions to run on it shouldn't be too hard,
>> but others will know more here.
>> Engadget has a quick hands-on video of the X101 which might of interest
>> to some of you:
>> http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/30/asus-brings-out-extra-skinny-eee-pc-x101-running-meego-hands-on/
>> Anyway, I'll definitely keep an eye on this one! :-)
>> Cheers,
>> Christoph

Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com

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