Asus Eee PC 900A for $230 from Best Buy

January 14, 2009

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Best Buy has slashed the price on the Eee PC 900A yet again, this time all the way down to $230. The netbook comes with an 8.9 inch display, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 4GB solid state disk. This particular model runs Xandros Linux, but you can easily install Ubuntu, Windows XP, or Windows 7 if you like.

With around a dozen new Eee PC models ready to hit the shelves soon, it’s likely that Best Buy (and possibly Asus) are hoping to clear out some invententory here, so I’m not sure how long this deal will last.

Source: liliputing.com

Will Microsoft release a netbook-specific version of Windows 7?

January 12, 2009

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CNet UK reports that Microsoft officials are saying the company plans to release a version of Windows 7 specifically designed for netbooks. ComputerWorld, on the other hand, is calling BS and pointing out that early builds of Windows 7 run just fine on netbooks so there’s no need for a custom version. I’ve seen plenty of reports of users installing Windows 7 on netbooks, and the OS apparently runs as well or better than Windows Vista, and some people say it performs even better than Windows XP. Read the rest of this entry »