Originally posted on February 5, 2008 @ 11:57 pm
I’ve been on the hunt the past few weeks. I’ve been obsessively calling all of the computer stores in my area (and even beyond), trying to track down one unit of the ASUS EEE. I don’t even care if I get the 4gb or 8gb Surf version, I just want my laptop fix and I want it now!
Actually, I really need an ultraportable this week. I’m going out of town for a trip and I really need to bring a spare laptop with me to continue working while I’m away. Unfortunately, every single unit of the EEE has been snapped up faster than the stores can replenish their stocks. I am actually quite surprised by the massive popularity of ASUS’ new money making gadget. I know that the EEE has respectable specs at price point that is insanely cheap but I’ve always thought that it will still remain a niche product because it is too small and it has a Linux OS out of the box. The fact that it’s selling like hotcakes could mean that ultraportables have really established itself as a legitimately viable sector and that this is the magic price point for electronic gadgets — most especially for laptops that have been traditionally seen as very expensive.
Hopefully, I get my EEE this week…