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

DancesWithCars danceswithcars at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 12:28:21 EDT 2011

re: porting to other distros,
Ubuntu's has had only limited to slight success...

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Christoph Derndorfer
<e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Asus just posted the specifications page for the X101:
> http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_X101/#specifications
> Unfortunately at 28Wh the battery is relatively small so it will be
> interesting to see what real-time battery life people will report.
> Christoph
> 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
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