ASUS Eee PC 4G-X with XP - Review and available at Best Buy

Subject: Mobile | April 7, 2008 - 12:20 AM |
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The ASUS Eee PC has been a runaway hit with the press and buyers looking for a strong dose of mobility, and the line gets a big boost today with a release of the first Eee PC's with Windows XP pre-installed.  My review covers the hardware, which remains completely unchanged from the original Linux-based system, as well as what you can expect from the system while using Windows XP.  The short of it: more flexibility and usability.

Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that these ASUS Eee PC 4G-X machines are going to be available both online at BestBuy.com as well as in the retail stores, allowing the Eee PC to meet an entirely new group of consumers.


ASUS Officially Launches Eee PC with Microsoft Windows Operating System

Groundbreaking ASUS Eee PC Provides Greater Ease to Work, Learn and Play

Amidst
great expectations, ASUS today launched the ASUS Eee PC pre-installed
with Microsoft Windows XP. This new offering of the ever-popular Eee PC
promises to let users enjoy an efficient online and work management
experience with the incorporated Windows Live and Microsoft Works
features. This will help create additional opportunities for students
and other personal PC users who desire a portable and affordable PC to
easily access the Internet virtually anywhere.

Easy to Learn, Work and Play

Lightweight and ultra compact, the Eee PC has generated incredible
media attention as well as enthusiastic public interest since its
inception. Providing users with a comprehensive Internet experience
based on three Es: Easy to learn, work, play; Excellent Internet experience and Excellent
on-the-go, the Eee PC accommodates both experienced and inexperienced
PC users alike. With the addition of the familiar Windows XP interface,
users can better integrate and achieve total compatibility with current
software and applications.

Microsoft Windows XP Experience

Pre-installed with Windows XP, the Eee PC provides an easy, convenient
and fuss-free platform to seamlessly integrate multiple devices,
applications and services. On top of this flexibility, the consistent
interface provides a safe and dependable operating environment.
Complementing this ease-of-use is Microsoft Works*, which equips the
user with numerous applications that include word processing,
spreadsheet, database management and address books.

* Note: Not all language versions of the Eee PC support Microsoft Works

The Windows Live Style

In addition to the Windows operating system, consumers with the Eee PC
will be able to access Windows Live, which is a set of personal
Internet services and software to manage their online world more
efficiently and safely. Some key features include Windows Live Mail,which consolidates all the various email accounts into one place on the user´s desktop and eliminates multiple log-ins; Windows Live Messenger to help keep users connected with each other easily and instantly; Windows Live Photo Gallery that easily organizes, sends, posts and shares photos with friends and family; and Windows Live Family Safety, which offers built-in family safety features including safer browsing for children via Web site management.

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