When it comes to notebooks, slim is in as well, and Asus very well knows it – hence the Asus Eee PC X101 that has just been made official. This particular model will not run any operating system from Microsoft, but rather, use the MeeGo operating system instead. I guess the MacBook Air has proved to be an inspiration to many a notebook manufacturer as they continue in their quest to roll out thinner and slimmer notebooks by the day, but don’t expect the Eee PC X101 to be a processing powerhouse. No sir, it will run only off a single-core Intel Atom N435 1.33GHz processor, helping it keep the price under the $200 mark in all probability.

At least it is crazy light – we are talking about a weight of just 2.3 pounds, but you might want to carry around a portable hard drive to go along with the 8GB SSD that comes with the Eee PC X101 though.

You can choose from a trio of colors – red, white and brown, where the 3-cell battery delivers up to four hours of performance at best. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. No idea on whether the Windows 7 version is in the works, but if that arrives, you will have to fork out more – up to $350, no thanks to licensing fees.

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