Remember that MacBook Air inspired Asus netbook unveiled at Computex in May? According to DigiTimes, the Asus PC X101 will be available in July with the MeeGo and Windows 7 models priced at $199 (£124) and $310-$350 (£194-£219) respectively.
Under the hood of the Asus PC X101 is an Intel low-power Atom N435 1.33 GHZ single-core processor. While not the fastest chip on the block, the addition of a small SSD should make up for its shortcomings.
The Asus PC X101 will face stiff competition this year from Acer, Lenovo and Samsung. All of who have announced plans to launch Atom N435 MeeGo-based netbooks of their own. The second-hand market for 2010 MacBook Airs will also be a threat following the Sandy Bridge refresh.
Coming July | Acer | £124 – £219