ASUS Eee PC Hitting Shelves Soon

"ASUS's Eee PC will likely be hitting retail shelves within the next few weeks."

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According to Reuters, the Eee PC will be priced from $199 for its bulk customers. Asustek's Eee PC will be available at brick-and-mortar stores like Best Buy and online retailers like Newegg within the next few weeks. The UMPC will later make an appearance in Europe.

"If we can sell a couple million [Eee PCs], we'll be confident," remarked Jonathan Tsang, Asustek's president of sales and marketing.

The Eee PC features a 7" display (800x480), 10/100 NIC, 56k modem, WiFi, 256MB to 1GB of DDR2 memory and solid-state memory for storage (2GB to 8GB). To keep prices low, the device runs a Linux-based operating system although it is compatible with Windows XP. The range-topping Eee PC 8G features 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage space. It also features a 5200 mAh battery good for 3.5 hours of battery life (lesser models are stuck with a 4400 mAh battery good for 2.8 hours). Device weight is a trim 2 pounds.
A Russian review of the Eee PC revealed that the device is powered by an ULV 900MHz Intel Celeron processor which is backed up by an Intel 910GMLE Express chipset.

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15-10-2007, 14:39:20

BigFatCat
I had a little worrying time when assembling my new C2D system today, I thought the CPU was duff but a little searching said to try bumping my RAM voltage up (from default 1.8 to the 2.2 written on the DDR2 module itself) and then all was OK.

15-10-2007, 17:35:36

duke
Guys,

Just tested it again to no avail. It powers on fine with no CPU, fans spin etc although when the CPU is seated it simply powers on for a split second before powering itself off. To me this says that the PSU, RAM and Motherboard are all fine, and it is the CPU itself that is faulty. I made a quick video to show exactly what I mean:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lMIQKxQsX28

I guess I'll have to RMA the CPU again, shouldn't Ebuyer have picked up on this though???

edit: is there any way to up the RAM voltage without access to BIOS?

15-10-2007, 18:03:30

Toxcity
Doesn't help that you don't have the heatsink on! ;)
That could be a factor, unless it doesn't boot with it on.

I hate when you get this kinda problem.

15-10-2007, 18:03:47

darkorb
dont ever turn a computer on w/o the heatsink on it. maybe thats why it isnt booting, its turning off because its overheating

15-10-2007, 18:11:43

duke
It doesn't boot regardless of whether the heatsink is on or not, I only had it off to demonstrate what happens

17-10-2007, 12:47:30

duke
I just had a message back from ebuyer suggesting that I may have left out the "P4 cable" which supplies additional CPU power. I've never come across this before and AFAIK I haven't seen any additional power cable. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Cheers

17-10-2007, 12:52:39

WinMXer
Most modern PSU's come with a P4 power connector strapped on to the ATX power cable. It looks kinda the same but with only 4 connectors.

Check out this link which will provide a bit of a better explanation. Refer to the pic with '4 Pin Molex P4 12V Power Connector' next to it.

17-10-2007, 13:36:55

duke
omg im so stupid.

left the power cable out like an prize idiot :rolleyes:

17-10-2007, 20:04:09

Deshman

omg im so stupid.

left the power cable out like an prize idiot :rolleyes:



Haha you noob :p

17-10-2007, 20:06:19

duke
big time.
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