EEE PC Updates: Dell’s $399 Vostro, holiday lists and Asus outlet for Australia in the US is seriously targeting people who plan to get an EEE PC with this offer: A Vostro 1000 notebook with dual-core processor, 1GB memory and 120GB storage for just $399.

Here are the major specs of this Dell bargain:

AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Dual-Core processor TK-53 (1.7GHz/512KB)

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic

1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 2 Dimm

15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Anti-Glare Display

120GB1 5400RPM Hard Drive

8X DVD+/-RW2 with double-layer3 DVD+R write capability, Cyberlink Power DVD

1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty4 with Mail-in Service

Elsewhere, the EEE PC is on Infosync’s Top 5 Holiday Gifts for Tweens, and got an honorable mention on the Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Windows Gadget Freaks. The latter is because of plans to roll out EEE PCs preinstalled with Windows XP.


Here’s good news for Australians dying to get their share of the EEE PCs:

Taiwanese PC vendor ASUS has chosen Myer as its primary retailer for its new fast selling Linux sub-notebook the Eee PC. The Eee PC will be available for the Christmas shopping season at Myer Sydney from 1 December 2007 and Myer stores nationally from 2 December 2007, with a recommended retail price of AUD$499.