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Asus loads Linux on new EeePC

Jun 27, 2012, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Asus are about to launch an 11.6” screen notebook loaded with Ubuntu 12.04. Part of the continuance of the popular EeePC line, the 1225C uses the latest generation dual core Intel Cedar Trail mobile processor and will be available with either a 1.6 Ghz N2600 or a 1.86 Ghz N2800 cpu, 2Gb RAM and 320 Gb or 500 Gb hard drives. There will be Ethernet, Bluetooth, VGA and HDMI connectors and starting prices will be around Euro 300.

The machine is noteworthy for several reasons; Ubuntu 12.04 and Cedar Trail N2800 CPU's make for a snappy lightweight machine with reasonably long battery life: this correspondent's HP Mini 210-4100 with Ubu 12.04 (upon which this being written) is thus equipped and squeezes ten hours hours out of a single battery charge.

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