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You ever think about how Asus put out like 40 models of a laptop called the “Eee PC”

You ever think about how Asus put out like 40 models of a laptop called the “Eee PC”
pile of netbooks

There’s an Apple event next week, and it’s looking fairly likely that we’ll see updated models of the iPad Pro and perhaps the iPad Mini.

Which is great, because it made me think about the Eee PC, which was either one of the greatest short-lived success stories in tech history or a collective delusion shared by a handful of late 2000s tech bloggers that never actually happened.

The Eee PC 701SDX. It had an SD card slot, and an X.

There were two products that arrived in 2007 that fundamentally changed computing: one, of course, was the iPhone. The second, obviously more important product was the $399 Eee PC 701. It originally ran a custom Linux operating system that reviewers loved (Laptop Mag’s Mark Spoonauer said it…

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