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Asus Preparing Second “Transformer” Tablet

Asus Preparing Second “Transformer” Tablet

Asus' dock-able Transformer tablet, which has found success in a market dominated by Apple’s iPad, will spawn a follow-on device in coming months, according to Asus Chairman Jonney Shih. Since the beginning of the year, Asus has announced four tablets, three running Google’s Android platform and one that uses Microsoft’s Windows software. [...]

Asus loads shotgun with tablets large and small

Asus loads shotgun with tablets large and small

Asus offered its response to Apple's iPad at CES today, and it came in forms large and small. The flagship model is a Windows 7 monster described as "the most powerful tablet in the world." That it is named the Asus Slate seems immediately suspect, Microsoft's branding efforts already having been tarnished by the dismal HP Slate that CEO Steve [...]

Asus and Microsoft join forces against Linux

Asus and Microsoft join forces against Linux

The campaign has kicked off with a web page entitled "It's better with Windows" showing adverts for Windows and suggesting it is a better choice for use with Asus' range of netbooks. Asus confirmed to vnunet.com that the campaign was legitimate, saying: "As a hardware vendor we have to provide both operation systems for our [...]

Has ASUS given up on Linux?

Has ASUS given up on Linux?

At today's ASUS product showcase in Sydney, a bunch of media representatives where given a taste of the company's latest and greatest notebooks, including the new range of Eee PC netbooks. The entire range was there, from ultra-portable, touch screen netbooks to high-end, quad core Lamborghinis (I'm not joking). Even Windows Vista was [...]

EeeRotate Orients Your Laptop Screen for Easy Reading

EeeRotate Orients Your Laptop Screen for Easy Reading

With the proliferation of lightweight and wide-screen notebooks, it was only a matter of time before someone realized that they make decent e-book readers when they're sideways. EeeRotate makes swapping orientation easy. Once installed, the tiny application rotates your screen and trackpad input using keyboard shortcuts. CTRL+ALT+RIGHT rotates [...]

Mario etched eeepc

Mario etched eeepc

Last night I laser-etched the top of my Eee PC with the complete level maps of Super Mario Land ( on the Game Boy). Everything from the familiar layouts of 1-1 to the climactic battle with Tatanga in the clouds at the end of 4-3 is represented in the etching. This was made possible with the laser cutter at NYC Resistor in Brooklyn, where you [...]

ASUS CEO says return rates same for Linux and Windows netbooks

ASUS CEO says return rates same for Linux and Windows netbooks

Earlier this week the ASUS Eee PC celebrated its first birthday (with a full birthday party and cake at LAPTOP Magazine). It was one year ago that the Taiwanese company began selling its first sub-notebook (which would form a new category known as netbooks). The little Eee PC 701 not only would spur on a whole Eee brand for the company and line of [...]

Why Netbooks Will Soon Cost $99

Why Netbooks Will Soon Cost $99

Subnotebooks like the Asus Eee PC, the Dell Mini 9 and the HP 2133 Mini-note will soon cost as little as $99. The catch? You'll need to commit to a two-year mobile broadband contract. The low cost will come courtesy of a subsidy identical to the one you already get with your cell phone. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that HP is [...]

Attansic atl1e Eee PC 901/1000 LAN Driver Compile and Install

Attansic atl1e Eee PC 901/1000 LAN Driver Compile and Install

The old 701-900 EeePC used the Atheros WiFi driver, and now the newrest EeePC 901/1000 uses the RaLink WiFi. Took me a minute to figure out they changed it. Here is the output from my lspci: 01:00.0 Network controller: RaLink Unknown device 0781 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Unknown device 1026 (rev b0) First, to [...]

Asus eeePC Mod Workshop at DefCon 16

Asus eeePC Mod Workshop at DefCon 16

DEFCON 16: August 8-10, 2008 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Deviant and I were kicking this idea around a little bit after I'd taken apart my Asus to see its guts. The eeePC is seeming to be the new ricecar of the laptop world. Actually getting to see mods and stuff might be an inspiration to some of the defcon attendees [...]

ASUS: Linux not essential to Eee PC success

ASUS: Linux not essential to Eee PC success

They’re tiny, they’re portable, and they’ve rewritten the rules in the traditionally feature-heavy notebook market. Despite years in which Linux has been ignored by mainstream notebook makers, Linux-based mini-notebook PCs drove a spike in sales during 2007 that suggest the operating system could finally be hitting the [...]

Eee Monitor shots reveal Linux-based iMac rival

Eee Monitor shots reveal Linux-based iMac rival

ASUS' Eee Monitor today has been captured in official photos that confirm the system to be the company's direct answer to the iMac, according to LAPTOP. The all-in-one computer confirms earlier teaser photos and reveals a design that appears influenced by Apple's Cinema Displays and aluminum iMac computers, with an easel-like stand and backmounted [...]

Eee PC 901 News Roundup

Eee PC 901 News Roundup

Interested in the new Asus Eee PC 901? Here’s a round-up of information about it: Hands on WiMax enabled Eee PC 901 (engadget chinese) Side by side by side: Eee PC 701, 901, 1000 (engadget chinese) Official Specifications (asus.com) Eee PC 901 First Look (notebookreview.com) Eee PC 901 Unboxing, First Impressions [...]

Looks like the eeePC is getting some competition from Dell.

Looks like the eeePC is getting some competition from Dell.

8.9-inches dolled up in a sub-$500 price tag with a choice of both Windows XP Home or Ubuntu Linux, 8-in-1 card reader, integrated webcam, direct media playback buttons, and a "host of wireless access options." Expect more next week as the Computex show kicks off. $500

Asus Sets Eee PC 900 US Launch for May 12th

Asus Sets Eee PC 900 US Launch for May 12th

Asus informed the world, this evening, that the Eee PC 900 will hit the store shelves in the U.S. on May 12th. The Linux and Windows XP loaded version of this 8.9" version of the Eee PC will both cost $549. (more…)

Asus Eee PC 900 Preview

Asus Eee PC 900 Preview

"Few could argue that Asus created something special when it launched the Eee PC last year. The idea of making a truly mobile, yet very affordable mobile computer was welcomed by the Press and consumers in equal measure. Although the Eee PC 4G 701 that Andy reviewed back in October 2007 was a great machine, there were a couple of issues that took [...]

JVC MiniNote XP5230GB next to a Asus eeePC 4G

JVC MiniNote XP5230GB next to a Asus eeePC 4G

Asus use to make a laptop called the s200, also known as the JVC MiniNote or Victor Interlink, which came with a 8.9 inch screen at 1024x600 resolution. Placing a JVC Mininote xp5230 side by side with an Asus eeePC: They're practically the same size, and it was very surprising that Asus didn't go with the 8.9" screen originally, but I guess it all [...]