Almost a year after the commercial launch of the Eee PC 701, the small laptop from AsusTek finally arrives in Portugal, starting on the 25th of June, in 4G version, with 4GB of SSD storage and 512MB of RAM memory expandable to 2GB. The low-cost PC also has a built-in webcam and 17.8 cm diagonal screen, 800 by 600 pixel resolution and LED lighting.
The processor is an Intel Celeron-M ULV 353, at 630 MHz, including the notebook with an integrated graphics processor Intel GMA 900, which thanks to the built-in VGA port can produce a resolution of up to 1600 by 1280 pixels on an external monitor, with support for 2D and 3D graphics acceleration.
Despite its small size and weight (only 920 grams), the Eee PC has several connectivity options, including 3 USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, Wi-Fi b / g, integrated speakers and microphone, card reader integrated SD and MMC memory and 3.5mm audio output, in addition to the aforementioned VGA port.
The Eee PC 701 will be available in a single model, however, with the option of operating system Windows XP or Xandros, a Linux distribution based on Debian.
Prices vary depending on the pre-installed operating system, which costs 299 euros for the Eee PC 701 option with Xandros and 329 euros for the version supported by Windows XP.
The Eee PC 701, from Taiwanese manufacturer AsusTek, was one of the first low-cost ultra-portable computers to hit the market in October 2007. Inspired by the same concepts that produced the OLPC Foundation’s XO-1 notebook and the reference design Classmate PC, from Intel, under initiatives for the creation of low-cost portable computers aimed at the education markets in emerging countries, the Eee PC is characterized by portability, lightness, ease of use, solidity and low price.
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