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Eee II PC with Windows launches in Japan

My predictions did come true! Well, more or less -- it's not Vista. The 4G-X will cost ¥50,000 ($468/£239/€320).Asus finally launched the first Windows version of the Eee II PC in Japan on Thursday, CNet reports.

The Taiwanese company was originally set to launch Windows-running versions of the hit sub-notebook in December, and has now declared US shipments in late February or early March.

Dubbed the Eee PC 4G-X, it will come (like its Japanese counterpart) pre-loaded with Windows XP Home Edition. It has the same hardware specs as the original Eee PC 701, aka the 4G, introduced last fall: 4GB of storage, Intel Celeron 900MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, etc. In addition to 4GB of storage, the 0.92kg 4G-X has 512MB of DDR 2 memory, a 7in, 800 x 480 display, three USB 2.0 ports, SDHC memory card reader, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and a 0.3-megapixel webcam. According to Asus is, however, bundling the Eee with a 4GB SDHC card, which makes the 4G-X actually come with 8GB of storage.

Looks like I was right in guessing that the Eee wouldn't ship with Vista after all, although it's worth noting that Windows XP running on Western Eee PCs usually cites the CPU being actually clocked at 630MHz.

The 4G-X will cost ¥50,000 ($468/£239/€320). [image: CNet]

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