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April 21, 2008

Asus Eee PC 900, anyone?

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.

Asus PC 900

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?!

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21 Responses to “Asus Eee PC 900, anyone?”

  1. Arnold
    Twitter: arnoldzafra
    says:

    P33,900??!!! Why can’t we get these stuff at the same as as the other countries are getting it? Why? oh why?

    But anyway, there are neo laptops offered at the same price with powerful features and a bigger screen. Who would want to buy the Asus Eee PC 900?

    O kaya, wait for the Atom-powered Eee PC 900 sometime in June, if you want a faster machine.

  2. Filip says:

    For mobile users mainly interested in basic wordpressing, spreadsheeting (teka, sounds… nevermind), and surfing/emailing, the 9-inch Asus Eee PC is worth it.

    My back and neck agree. :-]

  3. deuts
    Twitter: deuts
    says:

    nevermind! :D

  4. Alan Tan says:

    Sobrang mahal! Even at P45:$1 (ibig sabihin may profit margin na), dapat mga P25,000 lang iyan. Yup, I agree with Arnold. Iyong Neo laptops na lang, o di kaya wait for the Atom-powered UMPCs that are coming very soon.

  5. ash says:

    WinXP version comes with lesser SSD than Linux. But they are of the same price.

    But still, it should not be at 33,900…

  6. jhay says:

    No freakin’ way! I’ll get a Compaq notebook instead and save me some 5k or more.

    Me thinks this is overkill.

  7. Andre
    Twitter: kzapkzap
    says:

    trying to rip people off, there will be plenty of cheaper places soon

  8. Kinnison says:

    About the storage space…is it 12 or 120 gigs? O__O

    But, woah, the price is totally over the charts.

  9. BrianB says:

    Abe, you’re forgetting it’s multi-gesture and it’s not using SSD but regular flash memory.

  10. leo says:

    i can get a decent laptop that is 2-3 times better than this for the same price. no way.

  11. Rex says:

    @Kinnison, that’s 12 gigabytes.

    I’ve been waiting for an announcement such as this but I expected it to sell for only ~25,000. I’m sure it will be cheaper when we buy it off the shelf from local stores, but we’ll need to wait longer :(

  12. Get It From Boy!
    Twitter: getitfromboy
    says:

    naniwala naman kayo sa PC Corner, e overpriced lagi jan..

    wait for it sa TPC sellers…

  13. Rico Zuniga
    Twitter: ricoz
    says:

    Wait a few months and it will definitely go down even below 30k. I’ll buy one at 27k.

  14. vance says:

    an 8Gb 9 inch Asus EEE for our local price is really but you probably spend the same amount of money when you buy abroad. because you have to pay for shipping and taxes.

    What makes this better than the other 30K portables is that it is a touch screen capable sub notebook

  15. j4s0n
    Twitter: jasontorres
    says:

    Not bad for me, 9″, 2GB and an SSD =) wondering how much it cost w/o Windows XP Home.

  16. @Kinnison> That’s really 12GB.

    Yup, it’s definitely overkill! And I was waiting for it too. Too bad.

  17. yuga says:

    An executive from Asus Philippines was quoted saying the SRP for the basic Eee PC 900 is about Php26,000.

  18. thinknow says:

    Quite a rip off. I was at PC Corner looking at the Blue H1, a local version of the ASUS, SRP 16,995, and they were quoting 19,000, so not surprised.

  19. Justine says:

    they’ve changed it… it’s now 28,999 (29k) What? sTiLL too much for a 23k or 549$ almost 6k Profit? wow that’s HUGE

  20. kikimbot says:

    those who cant wait just let me know i can buy you any kind of pc in germany

  21. enlightenment says:

    check pc corner’s site, the eeepc 900 now retails for only Php 22,300

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