Attention Linux Shoppers: The $275 Laptop
The VAR Guy is always looking for a bargain. And he just spotted one. The ASUS Eee PC — that little Linux laptop — is going on sale. Here’s the scoop.
Thrifty shoppers can pick up the ASUS Eee PC for $274.99 from BJs, the big discount warehouse. The sale ends July 9. The sub-notebook / ultra-portable device typically sells for $299 to $399 from various locations.
The $274.99 model from BJs features a 7-inch screen, though fanboys await a 9-inch model that will debut any day now (at a higher price, of course).
For those who aren’t familiar with the Eee PC, the device has sparked a revolution of sorts. (Check out Works With U, our sister site, for details.)
Major PC makers are now trying to mimic the Eee PC, which combines low cost with fast boot times, WiFi connectivity and tightly integrated open source applications. (A Windows version of the Eee PC, for Microsoft purists, also is available.)