The ASUS Eee PC 701 ( or the mini mac )This cool little machine the Asus EeePC 701, it certainly made all of those who saw it sit up and take notice - my fellow IB staff and I certainly gave it a thorough check out and found it quick enough to pick up a wireless network and also it handled a web page pretty well, just cutting extreme edges.The Asus runs the Linux operating system with 4 GB solid state memory( with SD card slot for some expansion) and a good suite of pre-installed software :-
Google Docs ( allowing for online storage of text and spreadsheets)
Mozilla Firefox Browser
and all in a package which charges with a mobile phone style charger ( giving about 3 1/2 hour battery life), and a very small desktop footprint :
Dimensions / Weight
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||225x35x165mm|
in the UK Education sphere the Asus is being distributed by RM ... read the full CNET.co.uk report here.
** Keep your eyes open for reductions in prices as a new ASUS Eeepc is due out in June 2008**