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ASUS Eee PC X101 pre-orders begin, get MeeGo on a razor-thin $200 netbook

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Slim, inexpensive, and powerful? Two out of three isn't bad -- this week, the ASUS Eee PC X101 (announced at Computex) is bringing extreme portability to the United States with a $200 netbook that's two pounds light and just .69-inches thin. It runs MeeGo on 8GB of solid state storage, mind you, which could be a serious plus or minus depending on how you feel about the rarely supported OS, and it's otherwise buoyed on a fairly unimpressive set of netbook specs (a 1.33GHz Intel Atom N435 CPU with 1GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 screen, 802.11n Wi-Fi, two USB ports, a single SD card slot) and a four-hour battery. Still, it's not often you find a supermodel in the bargain bin.

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