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Asus announces new netbook

Eee PC X101 weighs 920g, features Intel Atom N435 processor

Asus announces new netbook
The Asus Eee PC X101 weighs 920g and features the new MeeGo operating system.

Asus has announced the launch of its Eee PC X101 netbook in the Middle East. The X101 has a 17.6mm profile and weighs 920g and will arrive in the region in late 2011.

The netbook comes preloaded with the new MeeGo operating system and is designed to enable users to stay connected to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

According to Asus, this netbook is the perfect model to use as a first computer for kids, teens and students.

The Eee PC X101 features the Intel Atom N435 processor with 1GB of RAM, 2x USB 2.0 ports, a MicroSD Card reader, built-in webcam and 8GB SSD.

ASUS Super Hybrid Engine technology is also built-in, designed to help conserve battery life for the X101, which is available in a variety of colours including white, black, brown and red.

The MeeGo OS was developed to help users stay connected and utilises an interface with integrated applications for Facebook and Twitter, as well as a dedicated instant messaging client. Google's Chrome browser is also built-in to the MeeGo for web surfing, while a variety of cloud-based services like asus@vibe, the asus appstore and Dropbox online file storage are also available for use.

The X101 also comes with the British English Language Learning application content bundle which features interactive games, videos and mp3s.

The Eee PC X101 netbook is also offered in the X101H configuration, which comes with the choice of either Windows 7 Starter with a 250GB HDD, or MeeGo OS with 8GB SSD.

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