ASUS Eee PC S101 launched in U.S.

ASUS Eee PC S101

ASUS launched the ASUS Eee PC S101 in North America earlier this week.

The Asus Eee PC S101 is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with Intel 945GSE chipset. It comes with a 10.2-inch WSVGA LED-backlit display, 1GB RAM, 16/32/64GB SSD options (all with 20GB of online Eee Storage), 802.11 n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 4-in-1 media reader, a multi-touch touchpad, a 0.3MP camera, and a 2450mAh battery. Versions running either Windows XP Home or Linux (with over 50 preinstalled applications that span learning, productivity and entertainment) are offered. The ASUS Eee PC S101 measures 264 by 180.5 by 25 (at its thickest) millimeters (10.4 by 7.1 by 1-inches) and weigh 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds). In North America, the S101 will be available in Copper Brown or Graphite.

The ASUS press release also indicates that the company is starting to ship WiMAX-enabled notebooks. As XOHM coverage expands, ASUS will unveil new models. It’s not clear though if this refers to a WiMAX-enabled Eee PC S101 or other models.

The ASUS Eee PC S101 will be available starting on November 1st and will sell for a starting price of USD$699. There is no word on Canadian availability and pricing.

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