Wow, 2 events in 1 week. 🙂 It’s normal for the media / publication houses but it certainly is something fresh for a blogger. 😀
Today I attended the The Inaugural Launch of ASUS Eee PC, it was held at Shook! Lounge at Starhill Gallery.
Nicely decorated stage eh? Nothing there yet….
While waiting for registration, I took the liberty of walking around the area and get a few shots of the Eee PC.
A little after 11am, the launch began.
We have speeches and talk from the key people from ASUS and even Intel. And also a little slide show.
After that, we have models showing the Eee PC – I believe the models and the kids got more attention than the Eee PC. 🙂 One of the kid nearly dropped the Eee PC and the crowd went “ZOMG!!!” but *phew* it was close. Careful kid!
After that, the launch ended with some photo opportunities and waiters going around serving us nice titbits.
I haven’t got the chance to pit the fullness of my curiosity against the Eee PC yet and neither did I order the Eee PC. I did get to fiddle around with it for a while and I find that this tiny laptop is definitely a hot buy for Christmas / Year End gift! (Anyone buying one for me? Can I has Eee PC plis? 😉 )
The Eee PC runs Linux. Oh yeah well the word strikes fear in most of you readers perhaps, the fear of having not touched anything to do with that penguin before. Seriously, don’t fear. The interface and applications available are more easy to access and more user friendly than Windows XP and Windows Vista. The icons were HUGE!
The screen resolution was small as well, 800×480 on a 7″ LCD.
The only thing now is I don’t know what kind of Linux does it run, so I don’t know if I should be using RPM or DEB. I’ve also heard that you could install Mac OS X (Tiger of course!) on the Eee PC. Justin Koh got his Eee PC today so let’s see whether he’s got any updates for us later on. 😀
Oh another thing about the Eee PC is the weird sounding name. 🙂 It’s like “EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee”, an expression of disgust or something. Forfunately no one drags the EEE when calling it. Just say it like “EPC”. 🙂