ASUS Creates Own Letter Line

"ASUS is set to release a new budget PC line under the Eee name"

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With the success of their ultra portable Eee PC, ASUS has decided to create a new product line under the Eee name.  The focus of this product line will be cheap functionality.  The first new products under the line name will be the E-DT, E-Monitor, and E-TV.
 
 The E-DT will be the line's desktop PC.  The first-gen, set to come out in April or May of this year, will run on an Intel Celeron CPU while later generations will be based on the Shelton '08 platform (Diamondville CPUs on a 945GC-based board).  Initial pricing will be $200-300, with hopes of later pushing it down to $199.  The E-DT will not come with a monitor.
 
The E-Monitor, contrary to its name, is actually an all-in-one computer solution, much like the Apple iMac and Dell XPS One.  However, instead of the $1,199-2,299 and $1,499-2,399 price points of the iMac and One, the E-Monitor is set to sell at a mere $499.  Coming into the 19-21" market, the E-monitor will sport a built-in TV tuner and be based on the Shelton '08 platform.  Expect to see this come out in September of this year.
 
 The E-TV will come into the 42" LCD TV market bearing the Linux-based PC functionality of other Eee PC products.  Priced at no more than $200 more than other TVs in the same range, the E-TV is set to come out in September as well.  (Additional commentary on the E-TV can be found here)
 
With this naming scheme, you have to wonder whether ASUS is trying to mimic Apple with their own letter name product line.
 
Will ASUS's low price point be enough to send the E- product line into the same league as Apple's i- range?
 
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28-01-2008, 16:59:56

Ham
RTHDRIBL

(im not having a fit, its real)

28-01-2008, 17:01:44

Kempez
Aye that's a good one too :)

29-01-2008, 12:01:47

wigseryc
You mean a benchmarking program?

There's always CPUMark, orr Custom PC Magazine's very own program, orr Aquamark, orr... errm, that might be all of them?


A CPU stress tester in my eyes is soemthing like Orthos..

29-01-2008, 12:24:02

cybermaniac

You mean a benchmarking program?

There's always CPUMark, orr Custom PC Magazine's very own program, orr Aquamark, orr... errm, that might be all of them?


A CPU stress tester in my eyes is soemthing like Orthos..




he needed a grfx tester unfortunatly.

29-01-2008, 17:35:06

w3bbo
Aquamark

01-02-2008, 12:36:02

Raikiri
I wouldn't use Aquamark to stress test a graphics card, from what I've seen 3DMark06 (and 03) seem to show up any problems way before Aquamark does.

This is also quite good as well: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/fur/

13-05-2008, 11:01:19

vinhbuddha
3DMark06 is the best

13-05-2008, 11:58:22

Pyr0
I've found that using the Crysis Benchmark Tool to loop the tests multiple times to be a slightly better stability test than RTHDRIBL *shrug*

13-05-2008, 12:17:09

kataras
Lightsmark :rolleyes:

13-05-2008, 17:58:39

pafk0o
What about benchemall ?
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