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Asus' netbook reduced to £160

Back in May 2011, Asus unveiled a new Eee PC laptop called the X101, which was the first Meego-based product from the Taiwanese company.

Since then, Meego - an Intel OS - has been canned and merged with Bada OS into Tizen. Meanwhile, the X101 has inherited Windows 7 Starter and can be had from Argos’ eBay outlet for only £160.

The device weighs only 1.1kg, comes with a dual-core Intel Atom N2600 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a 10.1in 1,024 x 600-pixel display, two USB ports, Wi-Fi, GbE, a VGA camera, up to six hours battery life and an HDMI port (and possibly no card reader).

It has a rather large bezel around the screen, an extra large touchpad, and the offer is for a refurbished unit that comes with a 12-month warranty from Argos.

Although this ultraportable laptop (which shares the same wedge shape as the MacBook Air) cannot be considered an Ultrabook, it wouldn't be surprising if Asus decides to revive it with a slightly bigger screen (with at least a 1,366 x 768 resolution) and a more powerful processor.

Source: eBay


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