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Sascha reports from Freescale headquarters in Taipei, taking a first look at the Pegatron netbook, a very thin and light laptop with an estimated weight of 800 grams (1.76 lbs).
The build quality makes a very good impression and the comparably large keyboard utilizes the available space efficiently. The Pegatron netbook is powered by Freescale's i.MX515 processor which runs at 800MHz. It comes with 4 GB SSD, 2 x USB 2.0, microphone and headphone jacks, VGA out, and a webcam.
The ASUS Eee PC 1000HD is one of the larger models of the Eee series with a 10" backlit LED display (1024x600 max. resolution), an 900 MHz Intel® Celeron M 353 Processor, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 80 GB SATA hard drive, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and a 6 cell battery for 4.6 to 5.4 hours of battery life.
The Eee PC 1000HD comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and 10/100, Fast Ethernet and a 56K modem for accessing the internet and can be connected to external devices via three USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth, VGA output, and a MMC/SD(SDHC) card slot.
This video by khanh demonstrates Final Fantasy VII being played on a basic ASUS Eee PC 701 running Xandros Linux without CPU overclocking or hardware upgrades. To play Final Fantasy he installed the Linux package of the pSX emulator and did some additional tweaking as described in the blog post Final Fantasy VII on the Asus Eee PC running pSX for Xandros.
With dimensions of 8.9" x 6.3" x 1.3" (22.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 3.5 cm) and a weight of merely 2 lb (0.92 kg) the ASUS Eee PC 4G is one of the smallest netbooks available. This compact and highly portable device has a 7" wide color TFT LCD screen with a maximum resolution of 800 x 480-pixel (WXGA).
The ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf certainly deserves to be called an ultraportable laptop with a weight of just 2.03 lb (0.92 kg) , dimensions of 8.9" x 6.3" x 1.3" (22.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 3.5 cm) and a 7" TFT LCD screen with a maximum resolution of 800 x 480-pixel (WXGA).
The Eee PC 2G Surf is equipped with an Intel Celeron M 353 / 571 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB Solid State Drive, an integrated 10/100 network card, an integrated wireless LAN, 1 x SD card slot, 1 x MMC card slot, 1 x SDHC card slot expansion, and 3 x USB 2.0 ports.