ASUS Launches Eee PC X101

Asus launches the new EEE PC X101, the worlds thinnest and lightest netbook.

July 28, 2011

ASUS has launched the Eee PC X101 netbook, the world’s thinnest and lightest netbook. Announced earlier this year at Computex, the X101 has a thin 17.6mm profile and weighs 920g so it is easily slipped in to bags. Preloaded with the new MeeGo operating system, the X101 allows users to stay connected to their favorite social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and more.

Mobility achieved

The X101 shatters the mold of past netbooks with its super thin profile of 17.6mm and a lightweight 920g, yet is still equipped with all the standard netbook goods. It features the latest Intel Atom N435 processor with 1GB of RAM, 2x USB 2.0 ports, a MicroSD Card reader, built-in webcam and 8GB SSD for quick startup and launch times. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology is also built-in to help conserve battery life for the X101, which is available in a variety of colors including white, black, brown and red.

Staying social

The new MeeGo OS was developed to help users stay connected through a convenient, easy to use interface. With specific applications for Facebook, Twitter, as well as a dedicated instant messaging client, keeping up with friends has never been easier. Google’s Chromium browser is also built-in to the MeeGo for web surfing, while a variety of cloud-based services like [email protected], the asus appstore and the popular Dropbox online file storage are also available for use.

Computer aided learning

The X101 is also a great tool to learn the world’s international language, English. Offered on the X101 is the British English Language Learning application, which comes in the form of a content bundle of interactive games, videos and mp3s which are pre-installed on the X101. Over 300 pieces of material was developed by English Language Training (ELT) leaders and the British Council, with the application designed by Intel’s award winning Performance Learning Solutions.

Choice for users

The Eee PC X101 netbook is also offered in the X101H configuration, which comes with the choice of either Windows 7 Starter with a 250GB HDD, or MeeGo OS with 8GB SSD. The X101H model gives users the option to choose the environment they are more comfortable with.

Product highlights:

  • Ultra-thin and light for easy portability — just 17.6mm thick and 920g
  • Seamless chiclet keyboard & comfortable large touchpad
  • MeeGo operating system with comprehensive selection of preinstalled productivity, entertainment and social networking applications
  • Preinstalled British Council English Language Learning software for industry-leading language learning across all age ranges

Bundled asus appstore for instant access to applications, ebooks and games, plus [email protected] for rich cloud-based entertainment content.

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