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Re: Asus Eee PC 1000HE Hits Australia For $899

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Monday 02 March 2009 23:22 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Terry Porter belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> Thank you Microsoft!
>> My Asus EEEpc900 cost $450, less than *half* the price, and it's still
>> perfect. Same screen res, similar speed, and I get a tested 6 hrs battery
>> life with my $65 10.5AH aftermarket battery.
>> Looks like Asus, with a little 'help' from Microsoft, will go the way of
>> Dell, and they both will be slaughtered by the oncoming flood of ARM
>> netbooks!
>> begin{quote}
>> The Eee PC 1000HE from ASUS will be available from March 2009 in Australia
>> and April 2009 in New Zealand through selected retailers and resellers.
>> RRP: AU$899 inc GST, NZ$1,099.
>> end{quote}
> Ye gods, what a price.  Even $450 is pretty high.

Eee PC was intended to cost just $199 back in 2007 when Intel presented it in
order to sabotage OLPC (vapourware tactics). Groklaw documented the proof at
the time (I assisted).

ARM will sell appliances whose price fits and size fits too (see
http://videos.zdnet.co.uk/260632244.htm .. WOW!).

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