Asustek's $200 Eee PC X101 Goes Up for Preorder

Pulkit Chandna

Asustek’s $200 Eee PC X101 might not be enough to prevent MeeGo from withering on the vine, but it’s a lot better than nothing at all.  If you are one of those few tech conservationists considering rescuing this endangered species of mobile OS, it’s time for some action. The 10-inch MeeGo netbook is now up for pre-order from a couple of e-tailers in the States, with a third online retailer even listing it as being in stock.

If you failed to lower your expectations while making the jump, please do so before proceeding to the specs:

  • Operating System: MeeGo
  • Display: 10.1-inch LED WXGA display (1024 x 600)
  • CPU: 1.33 GHz Intel Atom N435 single-core processor
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz)
  • LAN: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3 (1 x SO-DIMM; up to 2G)
  • Storage: 8GB SSD
  • Camera: 0.3 megapixel
  • Speakers: Built-in Stereo speakers
  • Microphone: Digital Array Microphones
  • Card Reader: MicroSD Card Reader
  • Input / Output: 1 x Audio jack-out, 1 x Audio jack-in, 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Battery Pack: 3 cell
  • Dimensions: 10.31 x 7.09 x .69 –inches
  • Weight: 2.03 lbs (with 3 cell battery)

Available in black or white, the Eee PC X101 has a starting price of $200. However, it’s currently available for pre-order for slightly higher than that from the likes of Amazon ($226.99) and CDW ($209.99) . Interestingly, the only e-tailer that has the X101 listed as available at the moment also appears to be the only one selling it for $199.

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