Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ultra Cheap Laptops

A great way to attract new users to your site and gain large amounts of traffic is by having great content (as we previously mentioned) and by creating buzz. Asus, a technology company, has just announced that it will be selling Linux laptops for only $199 and it will begin shipping these systems in this year. Asus is already known for its ultra-hip Lamborghini laptop and now they will be hitting the market with a highly affordable laptop. The PC will be known as EEE, the three E's stand for "Easy to learn", "Excellent Internet", and "Excellent mobile computing experience." The EEE will be available at different price levels, ranging from $199 - $369. Asus' $349 model will target the US mainstream market. Overall specifications on the EEE are as follows:

* 7" LCD Display
* 900MHz Celeron-M ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) 353
* Intel 910 Chipset
* 512MB DDR2-400 RAM
* 4, 8, or 16GB solid-state storage
* ASUS-customized, Xandros-derived Linux OS
* Dimensions: 225x165x21-35mm
* Weight: ~2 lbs
* Colors: White, Black

By concentrating on the $349 model first, Asus seems to be focusing on establishing a brand and market presence in the sub-notebook market first, rather than attempting to go head-to-head with the OLPC's mandate of providing a useful computer to the developing nations of the world.
The announcement of this laptop will definitely increase traffic and create buzz in favor of Asus. The only thing Asus needs to worry about now is that its web hosting servers are able to handle the traffic.
When you are looking to make an impression with your business and want to gain traffic remember about this example of Asus. A relatively quiet company in the US laptop market could now have a greater impact due to its very low priced laptops.

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