Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Asus EeePC - What the Palm Foleo Should Have Been

So, there's been a lot of good reviews about the Asus EeePC, a tiny little 7" display Intel notebook PC running a customized task-based Linux OS.  It's got an 8GB solid state hard drive, 512 MB of RAM and an integrated web cam to boot.  Tack on a sub-$400 price tag, and you've got a pretty sweet deal. 

At first I felt bad for Palm, because they caught a lot of crap for the Foleo, which at first glance, seemed pretty similar.  But after looking a bit closer, you can really see that Asus put together a great setup for a cheap price.  The Foleo was lacking the hard drive, the camera, and probably more.  Not only that, the Foleo was set to debut at $100 more.

According to the Asus web site, you can even load XP on the EeePC (if you dare with 512 MB of RAM).  I'm sure some geek like me will try to load Visual Studio or Eclipse on there...

Jeff Atwood of www.codinghorror.com has one on the way, it'll be interesting to see what he has to say about it.