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Asus Ultra-Thin Netbook Goes Official, Under $200

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July 29, 2011 12:11:29 AM

How about a better Linux OS, like a Ubuntu-based one?

Other than that: great news- 200 dollar PC's are finally a reality (netbooks never seemed to break 300 bucks).
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July 29, 2011 12:20:36 AM

its a paperweight. Poor souls who buy this thinking its an actual computer.
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July 29, 2011 12:23:14 AM

i like the price. think of the money this'll save less savvy family members from rogue security software removal fees.
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July 29, 2011 12:58:20 AM

"2 GB of DropBox cloud storage" is most certainly not "under the hood" nor is it something 99.9% of buyers will even use.
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July 29, 2011 12:59:00 AM

master9716its a paperweight. Poor souls who buy this thinking its an actual computer.


So you mean it's a paperweight..... that's also a computer...... Sounds pretty sweet to me!
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July 29, 2011 1:00:06 AM

$200 for a N435??? $300 gets you a C-50 with a decent multimedia GPU

I don't understand manufacturers - super thin ALWAYS means compromise.
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July 29, 2011 2:03:59 AM

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2 GB of DropBox cloud storage, 802.11 b/g/n connectivity on the 2.4 GHz band, a 0.3MP webcam


Everyone that makes a free account on dropbox has a free 2GB storage, that 802.11n is pretty basic by now and that webcam will not capture HD at all.

Well $199 for a white coaster... at least this coaster has wi-fi and bluetooth capability ^^
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July 29, 2011 2:19:21 AM

Netbook + Desktop is an awesome combo.
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July 29, 2011 3:01:56 AM

No video out?
Kind of an issue if you want to give a presentation.

otacon72Garbage hardware, garbage OS....no wonder it's $200. Maybe selling this in developing countries but that's about it.

It's a full-on laptop for $200. What's not to like?
You could even install Windows if using Monopoly Office is your thing.

It's an awesome proposition for a penny-less student who just needs something to take to class. (Or it would be if it had a video out)
It's so cheap, you might even buy one for a long holiday, because you don't want your expensive laptop being stolen/lost/damaged.
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July 29, 2011 3:18:43 AM

i would pay 100 dollars extra to get a c50 with at least 2gb of ram and at least a 16gb ssd.
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July 29, 2011 3:34:26 AM

i still would rather have my EEEPc 1001 that i've had for a year. i just can't fathom an 8GB hard drive.
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July 29, 2011 3:37:27 AM

Could they maybe rip out the keyboard, and make it touchscreen, and myabe put Android 3.1 on it instead but keep the same price? ;D
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July 29, 2011 4:08:50 AM

At least rig it with USB 3.0 so extra portable storage is more of a viable option.
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July 29, 2011 4:37:54 AM

I would buy it only if "under the hood" were an amd C50 apu. would be wünderbar ! :D  I would buy one for my Girlfriend, for me, for my mom,my brother, my cousin :D  LOL !!
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July 29, 2011 6:59:20 AM

I bought one of the first netbook with ssd storage, and it was 8 gb drive and it completely sucks. it's too slow for win xp. my advise : invest extra $50 in model with better ssd:) 
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July 29, 2011 7:56:21 AM

This netbook weighs 2.3 pounds with out the battery and a dog-slow single core Atom processor. Who cares.
A new Dual Core Sandy Bridge Macbook Air that Turboboosts to 2.9GHZ, 13", WITH a 7 hour battery is still LESS than 3 pounds!

I'm not an Apple fanboi but I do like the specs of the new Air.
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July 29, 2011 7:57:58 AM

Except no USB3 or ESATA on the new air.
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July 29, 2011 8:52:10 AM

danwat1234This netbook weighs 2.3 pounds with out the battery and a dog-slow single core Atom processor. Who cares.A new Dual Core Sandy Bridge Macbook Air that Turboboosts to 2.9GHZ, 13", WITH a 7 hour battery is still LESS than 3 pounds! I'm not an Apple fanboi but I do like the specs of the new Air.



Apple agreed to give it to you for $200 ?
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July 29, 2011 9:29:17 AM

I would swap a little weight for more storage and better battery life. Oh, wait, I did - Samsung N150 a couple of years ago.
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July 29, 2011 11:49:02 AM

That picture looks an awful lot like a MacBook Air...

Also, THIS should have been the Chromebook price point, not a stupid $350.
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July 29, 2011 12:05:11 PM

This doesn't sound any better than when net-books first started coming out. 1 gig of ram, 8 gig HD and a single core Atom processor - weak. Sure it's thinner, but I could spend 50 bucks on eBay for something darn similar. If it had the AMD C-50 and 2 gigs of performance ram for 200 dollars then we'd be talking.
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July 29, 2011 12:47:16 PM

So the macbook air is 2000$ over-priced... I was right finally... lol
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July 29, 2011 6:20:02 PM

$50 on eBay doesn't get you anything. About $100 will get you a 7" netbook with a 2GB HD. The Asus looks like a nice deal to me if your computer needs are modest, like web browsing and light office work.
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July 29, 2011 7:09:48 PM

A nice deal!
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July 30, 2011 12:41:24 AM

hardcore_gamerApple agreed to give it to you for $200 ?


I know the air is over $1200 but I'm just saying that the Air is quite an engineering achievement versus this "ultra-thin" netbook that Asus is making.
The Air has probably more than 4x the CPU processing power than this netbook, given 1 more core and Sandy Bridge will pwn atom at half the clock speed any day of the week.

It's just not exciting.

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July 30, 2011 12:52:16 AM

Probably more like 8 times the processing power though because of Hyperthreading and Turboboost, plus you can actually do light gaming with Sandy Bridge's integrated graphic units, and maybe folding@Home.
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July 30, 2011 12:56:22 AM

master9716its a paperweight. Poor souls who buy this thinking its an actual computer.

I 100% agree with you, 'cept it has a use for computer newbies that just want to use it for basic computing.
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July 30, 2011 1:59:22 AM

@danwat1234

and you dont think that if they were targeting a $2000 price point the hardware be better, Asus is not making an ultra thin notebook, they making an ultra thin netbook, at a $200 price point this puts it in the range of disposable, there are folks who spend more on a phone every year, when Apple learns to 'Engineer' a disposable Sandy Bridge then we can talk

next time try comparing a Ferrari vs a Focus
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Anonymous
July 30, 2011 5:35:58 AM

the heir of the A110!!! i was waiting for this.
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