Buzz: Asus Eee PC 701 – affordable, non-Windows, but not available – yet!

I’ve always been hesitant about buying a notebook after the problems I had with the last three units: reliability, repairability and expense. But Asus’ new Eee PC 701 could be my dream mobile PC for a number of important reasons:

1. reliability – no hard disk and no CD-ROM to slow things down, break or otherwise cause trouble;

2. OS – no Windows to add 100% to the purchase price, become unstable, or vulnerable to hacks, spyware and viruses;

3. price – so inexpensive that if you dropped it, you wouldn’t cry too many tears!

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In some ways it could appear quite limited, but for a device like this that needn’t be a problem! Its storage could be virtually unlimited if you use online services, it’s not just a browser (despite many websites’ taglines) as it includes OpenOffice! And its price? Well, at $200 for a unit, you can’t go far wrong! Let’s see what the early adopters say!

Palm may have trouble with its Foleo product, though! Its price point is much higher!

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