It seems things have suddenly picked up the pace at Asus. It was just a week ago that the company came up with the name of the device that we now know as the Eee Note EA800 digital notebook – a tablet PC with an 8 inch LCD display having a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and running the Linux operating system.
A good thing with the Eee Note is that it is reasonably priced at around $230 (NT$6,999) and will go on sale this week, though only in Taiwan.
Among the other key features of the Eee Note EA800 digital notebook include 4GB of internal memory that is further expandable by way of microSD memory cards, a 2-megapixel camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Eee Note also includes an active digitizer given the note taking device that it is and packs in a microphone too that can be used to record notes along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack for subsequent playback. Battery life is a quite commendable 13.5 hours which in itself might not be great compared to many a monochrome e-reader but isn’t bad either given the wide applicability that the Eee Note EA800 digital notebook enjoys.
Next in line to have the Eee Note in their markets is Hong Kong and as per Asus, it’s going to take place soon. The Eee Note will then be seen appealing to consumers in Germany, Italy and Russia either towards end 2010 or early 2011 followed by a launch in the US and China in the first quarter of 2011.