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

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Mon May 30 10:55:52 EDT 2011

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:

Anyway, I'll definitely keep an eye on this one! :-)


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

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