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Asus EEE PC Is A MacBook Air Alternative Too

EEE PC: The Other, Other MacBook Air Alternative

So I gather that most of you weren't that impressed with yesterday's suggestion of the Everex Cloudbook as a MacBook Air alternative. A lot of you commented that the Cloudbook was shall we say, unattractive. Meet Asus' EEE PC if you haven't already: This mini PC is also teensy and Linux-based, and definitely beats the Cloudbook in appearance (though the Cloudbook is supposed to come out in "female colors" very soon).

The EEE is a wee 7-inches (smaller than the Air and Everex's machine) already on sale. Now for the big differences: The EEE only comes in 2, 4, and 8GB models (where the Cloudbook is 30GB) and the Cloudbook and EEE are comparable in price — sort of: The 2GB is $300, the 4GB is $400, and the 8GB is $500.

Both are rumored to feature a touchscreen very soon, and though the EEE is unquestionably better-looking than the Cloudbook, it's still not better looking than the Air. I guess it really comes down to what your needs and preferences are. . .Will any of you be buying one of these little laptops?

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CoronaLove CoronaLove 9 years
My boyfriend bought this thinking I would absolutely love it in pink which I did. But, you cant right click or left click which I do all day long(Opening new pages in new windows or tabs, editing, etc.). You would need to buy a wireless mouse which doesnt come in handy if you are at the airport or coffee shop. It was the perfect size though. I fit perfectly in my purse. If I were able to right click or left click I would have kept it. I hope asus looks into that. Until then my boyfriend is on a mission to find me something very similar for when I travel or just sitting on my bed :).
aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
I've seen this action, some of my friends have it and I reviewed it for my magazine. It's a neat little notebook if all you need is something to type, e-mail, and surf the Internet with. I want it as a secondary notebook for traveling.
Matdredalia Matdredalia 9 years
~_^ Oh noes, the Cloudbook is sort of ugly, let's buy something that costs JUST as much and has less than 1/3 of the hardrive space & 300mhz less processing speed! -_- It kills me how obsessed people are with the way their gadgets look. Does NO ONE care about functionality anymore?! *head-desk*
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
this one looks a lot better than that hideous thing from yesterday. it still looks outdated though.why is the screen so small compared to the case?
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I sa this on AOTS and frankly I like it better than the Macbook Air. I honeslty thik it's a much better value and by all accounts it works really well. I don't need it for much but I would love to have one and if it is going to be touchscreen soon then I'm every more psyched. Plus with the cost being so low couldn't you see a future where you could just mix and match your laptop to your outfit. Imean you can get a bunch of these little dudes fr the cost of one Macbook Air
kelsey6 kelsey6 9 years
I've been planning to buy one for a while now to use at school (my current laptop is killing my back and is too bulky for all the commuting I have to do). I'm going this weekend to get it, and I'm totally excited!
PinkTink707 PinkTink707 9 years
my boyfriend has the EEE PC and loves it! So little and cute, yet very functional!
ainje ainje 9 years
My best friend has one - it's adorable... It's a fully functional little thing; comes loaded with firefox, thunderbird, and skype... I'm getting one in pink soon, although I may wait for the touchscreen rumors to become a reality. But yes - much better than the cloudbook, in my opinion. And so cute~!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I don't think I'll buy it.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
For $300, i'll take it! Besides, the pink one is adorable!
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