Asus announces a EeeBook, a $260 Chromebook-like 11.6-inch Windows 8.1 …

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Today during IFA 2014, Asus gave a universe a initial demeanour during a EeeBook, a Windows 8.1 laptop that takes proceed aim during a super low-cost laptop marketplace that Chromebooks have forged out a poignant cube for themselves.

The Asus EeeBook runs on an Intel Atom quad-core processor, wears an 11.6-inch display, and sports 2GB of RAM. Like Chromebooks, it comes with low-level storage options; 32GB or 64GB. The association supplements that with 500GB of giveaway Asus WebStorage, a cloud storage service, for dual years. That proceed is really identical to a approach Chromebooks make adult for their insignificant storage offerings (16GB, usually) by adding on 100GB of giveaway Google Drive storage for dual years. The Asus EeeBook runs on Windows 8.1 Bing.

Asus says that a arrangement sports an HD pixel resolution, so it sounds like it will be 1366 x 768. We suppose that if it had a 1080p, it would have spent a poignant volume of time indicating that out during a eventuality in Berlin, Germany today.

Ports will embody dual USB 2.0, one Micro HDMI, and a MicroSD memory label reader. It’s misleading either a EeeBook will bond to a Internet around 802.11n or 802.11ac. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like a EeeBook will have any USB 3.0 ports.

Weighing roughly 2.16-pounds and measuring 0.68-inches thin, a Asus EeeBook is resolutely in MacBook Air domain when it comes to portability, so it should be as light as a plume when you’re lugging it around. It wears a full keyboard and touchpad, and Asus promises adult to 12 hours of battery life when you’re Web browsing. Of course, fatiguing a EeeBook with some-more eager tasks will lift that series down significantly.

The Asus EeeBook will cost 200 Euros, that translates to $262 as of this writing. It will boat in White, Black, Red, and Gold.

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