Those waiting for the 9-inch Asus Eee PC will most probably be disappointed with the local retail price of around Php33,900. At that price, it already costs as much as a lot of regular laptops around.
The price of Php33,900 (see PC Corner listing here) for the Asus Eee PC is a little bloated because it will come with Microsoft Windows XP Home, a whooping 2GB of RAM and a bigger storage space of 12GB solid state drive.
The extra Php14,000 cost from the older generation Asus Eee 70x (where SRP is Php19,800) can be well attributed to the bigger drive space (SSD is pretty expensive), the MS XP pre-installed and additional RAM. Screen resolution is still awkward at 1024×600 pixels. PC Corner will also deliver it to your door step for free.
In the US, the Eee PC 70x model is selling for $399 and the Eee PC 900 will be sold for $549 this May. Read our previous review of the Asus Eee PC here.
Now that it’s out and available, what is the market’s verdict? Sold or not sold?!