Meego Makes the $200 Netbook a Reality

People, who are good at observing, may remember that Asus’s debut of the Padfone back at Computex in May comes with albeit less-trumpeted announcement.  Particularly, the company’s promised about a $199 netbook computer — the MeeGo-based Eee PC X101 — and pretty soon that the device will come out in the market.

There are reports saying that it is due for shipping in September, the Eee PC X101  first spotted at an earlier time this week on several U.S. retailers’ websites.   It got noticed at PCSuperStore the netbook now available for preorder at a price of $199.73, while it is available at Directron for $208.98.

Not only that is available on local U.U. retailers’ website, it can now be seen on the product page of Asus site.   The netbook now included in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Exhibits List as well, complete with pictures of the product and a user manual.

Perhaps, one of the biggest changes to emerge for the netbook right now is that the alternate X101H model – the original plan for this unit was to come with both Meego and Windows 7 and MeeGo — now looks as they are dropping Meego on the list, leaving the users to use Windows 7.

Asus claimed that the Eee PC X101 does offer the promised wing-shaped design with less than 17.6mm for thickness. It weighs less than 920 grams the device includes a chiclet keyboard and a large touch pad.

If one are going to look further, one will find out that the specs includes an Intel Atom N435 or N455 processor, a maximum of 2GB of RAM (1GB is standard), a 2.5-inch SATA 8GB SSD HDD and 2GB of DropBox cloud storage. Along with the device’s 10.1-inch LED Backlight WSVGA 1024-by-600 screen, meanwhile, there’s a 0.3 megapixel camera, built-in WLAN 802.11 b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth V3.0, an SD/SDHC/MMC card reader and two USB 2.0 ports. All units are available in white, red and brown, the device comes with a battery life of four hours.

If one are going to ask the possibility, if it can be bought for less than $200.  The answer is a simple as the device now comes with MeeGo Linux the open source operating system that Nokia abandoned.

Many thought that MeeGo would also follows as Nokia already gone from the scene.  However, all of these reports exaggerated. The benefits are too many, as well as too compelling to be discounted just yet.

The MeeGo device is best for business.