Asus had promised it would introduce the Eee Note EA800 digital notebook in Europe towards the first half of this year when the notebook was launched in Taiwan back in November. And its good to see the Taiwan based manufacturer actually sticking to its promise when it announced the Eee Note EA800 would be released across Europe starting this month.
However, if you think you have lost track of the device among the huge surge of tablet PCs that has come our way, here are a few details of the device that should refresh your memory. Like the Eee Note EA800 digital notebook does look a lot like an e-reader with lot’s of buttons up front. But then, the device is in reality a note taking device with an 8 inch LCD display having a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels dominating the front of the device. Also, the Eee Note EA800 features a grayscale display supporting 64 shades of gray though the built-in 2 megapixel camera is able to capture color images. But then again, the device being monochrome, the images have to be transferred to a suitable device to view them in color. The intended role of the Eee Note is to allow one to take notes and for this, it includes a Wacom digitizer and comes bundled with a stylus that responds to pressure and enables one to take notes or to draw images on the screen.There is also an integrated microphone that allows for recording lectures and such.
These apart, the Eee Note comes with a 4 GB internal memory as well as an SD card slot that will let you expand storage options even more. Also, the Eee Note features 802.11b/g/ WiFi and has an impressive 13 hours of battery life.
All these for a price of 259 Euros, which comes out to about $355 US.