The Asus Eee PC Timeline And Roundup
With the Asus Eee PC getting a pretty good hype in Singapore and around the world right now, I have decided to post a round-up of the significant events leading up to the introduction and development of the Asus Eee in chronological order right here on this blog. Here’s your chance to learn about the events leading up to the popularity of the Asus Eee PC.
After the first wave of Asus Eee PC news that came up and got me interested in the product, I was impressed by the features of the Asus Eee PC 4G. Unfortunately I was really hoping back then that Asus would make one with a screen larger than 7″.
The Exciting Rumour
This was the first of the many waves of the screen-size rumour back in the middle of November, and also my first post about the Asus Eee PC. It was rumoured then that the Eee PC would come with a 10″ screen. It immediately caught my eye and I decided to write about it, although a later update suggesting the rumour to be false seemed to vanquish my hopes.
A couple of days before the opening of Sitex 2007, there was news that the Asus Eee PC was to be launched at the exhibition, so it got everyone pretty excited, and I was ready to make a trip down to take a look at it.
The Launch of the Asus Eee PC at Sitex 2007
Since this blog started in September 2007, the following post became the most read post as I write (check out the sidebar on the right!). On the launch day, I made my way down to Singapore Expo to take a look at the Asus Eee PC. Surprisingly just as I reached the launch venue, they were preparing to launch the Eee PC, and so I took out my camera and snapped some pictures of the launch event which was a pretty important one as it marks the first one to be sold in Singapore.
Out Came The Sidekicks
With the launch of the Asus Eee PC in parts of the world, the accessories soon followed. First of which was a leather casing by Brando. Next came the official accessories that included addons such as mice, headsets, additional battery packs and a power adaptor. All these components were made to complement the simplicity and flexibility of the micro laptop.
Everyone Needed A Glimpse
With so much attention turned to this affordable internet appliance, everyone needed to know how it would be like to use the OS of the Eee PC. I happened to come across a site that allows everyone to have a feel of the navigability and usage with an online test demo. It pretty much convinced me that the pre-installed Linux OS would be sufficient for everyday use.
With the Asus Eee PC holding the title as the best selling micro laptop under its belt, Asus did not stop there. First came the announcement of the 2nd generation Asus Eee PC with larger screens and WiMax capabilities at CES 2008. Next, an updated page of the Asus Eee PC dressed in 5 different colours popped up soon after, bringing another wave of excitement.
The Asus Eee PC is the start of a series of internet appliances with ultra mobility. Following closely behind would be the MacBook Air. These gadgets bring to users the power of connectivity while on the move, but do not weigh them down like conventional laptops. We should see more of such gadgets coming out in the years to come, especially with the introduction of e-paper and OLED technology.