Asustek to launch £199 Asus Eee PC laptop in UK

Asustek has announced that its ridiculously low-cost notebook, and challenger to Nicholas Negroponte’s OLPC, the Eee PC, will launch in the UK on 12 November.

Asus Eee PC laptop in UK

The cost of the Asus laptop in the UK will be £219 inc VAT for the 4G model, and £199 inc VAT for the 2G Surf model in the UK.

Asustek to launch £199 Asus Eee PC

That said, that’s still an incredible price for a new laptop, especially one that doesn’t look like it came out of the Fisher Price factory in the 1980s. Built for basic Web browsing and simple day-to-day use, the 4G model of the Eee PC weighs just 0.92kg, and comes with 512MB of DDR2 RAM, a 4GB solid state disk, wireless LAN and a 7in screen…

Asus Eee PC notebook in UK

Both models also come with an Intel CPU and chipset, as a part of Intel’s World Ahead scheme. Asus wouldn’t reveal the spec of the CPU inside, as apparently a part of the deal with Intel is that the CPU spec is kept under wraps. However, many sites on the Web claim that it’s a 900MHz chip based on an ultra low voltage (ULV) Celeron-M, with a model number of 353…

Full story: custompc.co.uk
Photos by PCmag.com

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12 Comments

  1. Posted November 2, 2007 at 3:24 pm |

    Why is it we always get so ripped off in the UK, isn’t this laptop gonna be available for $200 across the pond

  2. Laptop Adviser
    Posted November 22, 2007 at 9:01 am |

    i checked and the only one of these i found in the USA atm is the 4g model going for $400! if thats right you guys are getting a better price than us!

  3. Diane Reyes
    Posted January 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    ASUS Eee PC 4G (white) it is available also in United Arab Emirates?

  4. christina
    Posted May 7, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    how much usually this kind of laptop?

  5. Bongani ,Nelsruit , South Africa
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 7:47 am |

    This is so affordable and so Portable.
    I truly need to buy myself one of these around town.

  6. Nalin
    Posted June 18, 2009 at 7:16 am |

    Please send laptop price and all details

  7. jemar
    Posted August 15, 2009 at 7:29 am |

    yeah we have that lap-top and it was portable…I use that lap top in a wifi place where i can enjoy surfing the net…Yeah ladies and gentlemen you must buy it…Im jemar frm philippines…09266150146

  8. SARAH
    Posted October 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    i have the white one and it is very good! easy to use, portable, and fast. i have not been able to access internet yet and am wondering if i need to install a programme or something?

  9. nick
    Posted December 21, 2009 at 6:48 pm |

    hello what is the unit off that

  10. Aiza Melorin Cadavos
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 6:10 am |

    Hi guys,

    I do have that also but my charger have problem. It doesn’t function anymore. Im from Gensan Phil, could anybody help me where can I buy charger of this laptop? Please contact me @ 09393040749. Thanks.

    Aiza

  11. Marrij
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 6:49 pm |

    Can anyone tell me the model number for this netbook

  12. Laptop Adviser
    Posted May 1, 2010 at 8:22 am |

    Hi Marrij, Asus Eee PC 701-W

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