Some time ago, Asus had told us all that they were gearing up to offer devices that would shun Microsoft Windows and load Ubuntu Linux instead. The promise is being kept. An Italian retail site has now listed an Eee PC laptop running Ubuntu.
The move, when it was announced, was seen as strategic shift in policy at Asus.The Ubuntu Linux-laden notebook that has appeared on the site is the Eee PC 1215P that boasts of features such as a 12.1-inch display, an Intel Atom N570 dual core processor, 2GB of memory, and a 320GB hard drive.
If you follow this link to have more details of the notebook, you will find that the device has a 1.5 GHz chip. But as far as we know, the Atom N570 is actually a 1.66 GHz chip.
That makes us wonder about why there is a mismatch on that front. At the moment, we are tempted to go by what is being elaborated on the website.
But then, we will have to wait for confirmation by the company themselves.
As per the listing, the notebook will sell for just under 280 Euros (around $397). That too leaves us confused, as normally notebooks come with higher price tags in European territory when compared with that in the US.
Watch this space as we go to find the actual facts.